Pamela Jean Kundert - May 16, 1953 — May 4, 2022

 

Last updated 5/17/2022 at Noon

Pam was born to Francis and Alice Harvey on May 16, 1953, in Dallas, Oregon. She was raised and attended Dallas schools, graduating high school in 1971. On August 6, 1971, Pam married Tim Bookey. They had two children, Tamera and Jason.

After that marriage ended, Pam married Wallace Kundert on November 24, 1984, gaining two step-children, Barry and Jeffrey.

Pam worked in insurance from 1971 to 1987 at Stan Malo/Wall Insurance in Dallas, until moving to Monterrey, Mexico, where she lived for 2 and a half years. Moving to Illinois in 1990, Pam became a Home Interior and Gifts representative, which she worked at until having to give it up because of health issues.

In 1997 Pam was diagnosed with an inflammatory myopathy, a muscle disease that is related to muscular dystrophy. She struggled with that disease and many other health issues for the remainder of her life.

Upon moving to Sisters in 2000, Pam reconnected to the outdoor lifestyle that she had grown up with, hunting, fishing, water skiing, and camping. With Wally, they became involved with RVing, joining the Polk About Sam’s, a chapter of the Oregon Good Sam Club. She later became an assistant director overseeing several chapters. Despite physical limitations Pam published chapter newsletters, coordinated Samboree events, helping anyway possible. Pam and Wally also became members of the Rim Rock Roamers chapter of FMCA to keep with the RV lifestyle.


Pam was a devout Christian, attending Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Sisters. She published church newsletters and chaired the hospitality committee. Pam also volunteered at fundraisers for Muscular Dystrophy Association.


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Pam was also an avid sewer and quilter, making quilts for her grandchildren.

Despite her physical limitations, she was always willing to step in and help in any way she could. She always put on a strong appearance and a smile on her face. Pam was an inspiration to everyone.

Pam was proceeded in death by her parents, Francis and Alice Harvey.

She is survived by her husband, Wally; two children, Tamera and Jason; two step-children, Barry and Jeffrey; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services for Pam will be held on June 13 at 2 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Sisters. In lieu of flowers Pam would love for donations to be made to the MDA.

 

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