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Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home

1306 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA

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Pamela Harriet White

March 8, 1950January 24, 2020

Pam passed away at home On Friday, January 24, 2020, in Liberty Lake, WA. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Leonard Selzler.

Pam was born on March 8, 1950, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, OR. She was the eldest of four children born to George H. and Lucile L. White (Thompson). Pam attended Lena Whitmore Elementary School, Moscow, ID, from grades 4 through 8. She attended Moscow High School, graduating in 1968. While in high school, Pam was a cheerleader and a member of the swim team. During the summer, Pam was a life guard at the Moscow City swimming pool. She also taught swimming to individual children. Pam loved music, especially classical music. Her mother Lucile, who majored in music at the University of Idaho, would take Pam to concerts and helped Pam in learning to play the piano. Pam loved to listen to her favorite tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, who she saw in concert at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR. After graduating from high school, Pam attended the University of Idaho for one year. She then went to work for Cox and Nelson, a music store. About three years later, Pam worked as a word processor in the School of Business at Washington State University. Two years later, she was hired and moved to Spokane to work for a third-party Administrator. She became an Administrator for the Engineers-AGC pension Trust Fund, the Idaho Branch, Inc-AGC Trust Fund, and the Alaska Plumbers and Pipefitters Pension Trust Fund. She became very proficient in the Pension field due to the advent of the ERISA Act of 1974. Her position included counseling retiring participants and all options available as required under ERISA. Over the time worked in this position for all three pension funds, it was estimated that she counseled approximately 3,000 participants. She was in this field for 30 years, retiring in July 2006. In addition to her Pension position, Pam also was the office manager hiring and training 15 employees also working in the Pension Trusts and included two Health Benefit Trust Funds. As stated many times, she "had a full plate.” As a professional, she interacted with Trust Attorneys, Consultants, Actuaries, and a myriad of Investment and Banking institutions. Pam is survived by three brothers, George H. White, II (Kathy), William L. White (Sue), and Millard T. White (Lisa). Also, nephew, George H. White III (Hazel) and George H. White, IV. There are numerous Nephews, Nieces, and their children. There are three "special" cousins, Joan Ward (Rich), John White, and Carol White. Pam loved animals, so included in surviving family are Little Girl and Baby, our precious cats. Pam is predeceased by her parents, Millard and Ruth White (uncle and aunt), Mildred White, Patricia White, and Ruth Schierman (three aunts). Also, two cats, Mimi and Salmon. In addition, two Bassett hounds, Barney (buried beneath the home foundation) and Shirley Elizabeth named after a very dear friend. A memorial function is planned for Pam at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 North Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA, on April 4, 2020, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Pam's name to SCRAPS, Humane Society or ASPCA.

Services

4 April

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home

1306 N Pines Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

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Sharon Granville- Martin

February 3, 2020

Dear Leonard So sorry to hear of Pam's death. I feel so sad and have such wonderful memories that she and I shared through the years. I have never forgotten the kindness you and Pam showed us when Aaron died with the trip to Hawaii. She was probably the most caring person I have ever known of which so many people received the benefit. She was funny and extremely talented and had so much strength to deal with the hard times and losses she had in her life. The world has lost one of its best and she has been and always will be in my heart. We will be thinking of you and the family at this very hard time. We are in Mexico but know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers from there. Love, Sharon and Roger

Mary Ann Workman

February 2, 2020

You were truly loved Pam. Your pictures remind us of what an incredibly beautiful woman you were. Your depth and intelligence, your loving and caring nature and your sense of humor will be remembered and cherished.
Pam had a true love and a champion in Leonard. Your support and care was amazing and she loved you so very much.
Thoughts and prayers,
Mary Ann

Terri Allen (Smith)

January 30, 2020

Dearest Pam, I have many great memories of all of us girls back in our MHS days. You were always cheerful and studious at the same time. We all had fun and good laughs especially remembering our slumber parties at Jerre Lou's. Those days will always be with me and make me smile remembering. Your accomplishments in your life will live on in the lives of so many that you helped and the life changes that followed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and many friends. God Bless. Sincerely, Terri Allen (Smith)

Suzanne Labine Jacksha

January 30, 2020

Hadn’t seen Pam since after high school. She was so gifted in her music abilities and cheered our teams on as a cheerleader.
I do remember her 3 brothers and her walking to the grocery store together. She was so enthusiastic and a very warm young person.
Our prayers to her brothers and their families and her husband.

Linda McNeill

January 29, 2020

My heart is broken. 💔 Pam was so much more than a friend. She was my sister, my confidant, my "secret keeper" and the most caring, compassionate and selfless person I have ever known. Pam and Leonard were chosen to be my daughter's Godparents because I knew they would always be there if she needed them, just as they have always been for me. Heaven truly gained an angel. I will always love and remember you, Pam!

Bill White

January 29, 2020

My sister was an amazing person. She was intelligent, compassionate and always helping those in need. Pam was a big part of my life taking care of me when I was younger and looking out for me throughout her life. The greatest gift she gave me was her love and the example she set as a good person for me to emulate.
You will always be in our thoughts big sis and we love you
Bill & Sue White

Karen Barr

January 29, 2020

50 years since we graduated together from high school, and I still remember Pam as a beautiful force of nature – full of energy, full of kindness and unforgettable. My heartfelt condolences.

Karen Barr
class of 1968 Moscow High School

John Selzler

January 29, 2020

Even though I only had the pleasure of meeting her once, she left an impression. When we visited in '91, she was so beautiful, kind and welcoming. I could tell she was a special human being.

Sending thoughts and prayers. ❤

Sue BLAIR

January 29, 2020

I am sorry to hear Pam has passed away! It's been many years since visiting but I will never forget her magical fingers on that grand piano when she played!

Sending prayers your way!
God Bless!
Sue and Mike Blair & Family

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