Pamela B Bryant
Passed away on September 27, 2019
Pamela B. Bryant passed peacefully on 9/27/2019 in Medford OR, just shy of her 91st birthday. Born Pamela Black on 10/30/1928 in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, Pam was the only child of George Palmer Black and Louisa Elizabeth Sherry Black. Pamela lead a rather extraordinary young life, residing in her early years with her parents in France, where she learned to speak fluent French at the knee of her governess. After serving overseas Pam’s father returned with his family to the east coast where Pam was schooled. Pam spoke (not so fondly) of the regimentation and discipline learned while attending “all girls” boarding school, which in her day was considered the finest in education. Ultimately the warm, dry weather of southern California brought the family to the west coast where Pamela flourished and developed her love for the great outdoors. Pamela Black and her first husband Kenny Perkins moved from Santa Barbara to the northern coast of Humboldt County where Pam learned to fish, hunt and further appreciate outdoor life. The marriage ended in divorce in November of 1959. Pamela married William (Bill) Lee Bryant on the 29th of December 1961, a marriage that lasted until Bill’s passing in November of 2001. Bill & Pam established their home in the beautiful Rogue Valley just outside the Medford city limits where they pursued their mutual love of outdoor sport. They owned and operated Rogue Valley Sporting Goods store on Crater Lake Highway, adjacent to their ranch home. Bill, and Pammy as she came to be called, were active in the sport of trap shooting and were life members of the Medford Gun Club and Pacific International Trap Association (PITA). Together they spent countless hours competing and enjoying the camaraderie of their fellow shooters. Pammy found her true passion in dog training, competing in hunt tests and field trials with her Labrador retrievers which she continued to do into her mid-eighties. She and Bill also owned and bred champion quality dogs. Pam was a life member of the Rogue Valley Retriever Club and was her happiest when in the field working her dogs. Pammy was pre-deceased by her beloved husband William Lee Bryant, and her youngest stepson Lee Edward Bryant. She is survived by her eldest stepson William E. Bryant of Roseville, CA, and stepdaughter Diana K. Rocha of Eureka, CA, as well as their children and grandchildren. Pam is also survived by a handful of lifelong friends whose loyalty was unwavering to the end, we cannot thank them enough for their support. Pam resided for the past couple of years along with her canine companion, at Suncrest Place in Talent, OR. We are grateful for the care and kindness she and Libby received there. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the staff of Celia’s House in Holmes Park, for the compassionate and skilled care extended her in her final hours. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Celia’s House or Providence Hospice, both of Medford, OR. Pamela will be interred with her late husband at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Pamela requested no formal service be held.