|Pamela Hamm, 54|
|Written by TRF Times|
Goodridge - Pamela Hamm, 54, died Friday, January 7, 2005 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 11 at Faith Lutheran Church in Goodridge, with Rev. Robert Dahlen officiating. Casket bearers included Dale Hanson, Doug Horachek, Rodney Wayne, Charles Frazer, Donald Croaker and Ricki Croaker. Honorary casket bearers included Goodridge First Responders and Goodridge Area Fire Department. Interment was held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Cass Lake.
Pamela Jean Adkins was born December 4, 1950, at the Masonic Hospital in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of John Bruce and Gladys (Radley) Adkins. She was baptized into the Catholic Faith. Her family lived for a short time in Chicago and in 1960, Pam moved with her family to Cass Lake. She attended school there and in 1982 earned her G.E D. at Northland College in Thief River Falls, while taking sales, management and marketing classes.
On August 8, 1970, Pamela was united in marriage to Irvin Hamm in Thief River Falls. The couple made their home in Goodridge where they have continued to reside. She worked a short time as nurse’s aide at the Thief River Falls hospital, DW’s, Goodridge for four years, one summer at Arctic and for 15 years, she ran a day care out of her home in Goodridge. She never had any children of her own but took an active interest in several children in the area. She cared for her aunt, Lois Vezina when she fell ill and took care of her until her death.
Pam was dispatcher for Goodridge Fire Department for 27 years and spent 12 years with Goodridge First Responders. She loved her flower beds, did needle work, decorating and crafts. She also collected porcelain dolls, built and furnished doll houses. She loved to read; she had her favorite authors, but she read everything. She was her own handyman around the house.
Survivors include her husband, Irvin of Goodridge; step-parents, Joyce and Daniel Morris of Cass Lake; sisters, Joyce Davies of Duluth, Terri Frazer of Cass Lake, Donna Adkins of Park Rapids; brothers, Ronald Adkins of Willmar, Gregory Adkins of Columbia Falls, Mont., David Adkins of Bloomington and Daniel Morris, Jr. of Cass Lake; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and her “special” children, Heather Phelps, Rachael Bring and the others that Pam cared for.
She was preceded in death by parents, grandparents, several aunts, uncles and cousins.