Pamela Ann Halvorson passed away on Dec. 1, 2019 at her home just north of Cut Bank. She was 60. A celebration of life will be held at the Moose Lodge in Cut Bank on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Pam was born on June 26, 1959 in Cut Bank to Peter and Shirley Halvorson. She attended school at Cut Bank High School, graduating in 1977. She went on to obtain an accounting degree from Kinman Business University in Spokane. She would put that degree to good use in her future jobs working many years for Ken Armstrong Accounting, Montalban Oil and Gas and, at the time of her death, Omimex Canada located at the old Hardy Camp north of Cut Bank.
Pam loved working with numbers. She did it daily in her job and people would always ask her to be the bookkeeper at their fundraisers. She enjoyed doing it and, more than that, she enjoyed being around the people and just visiting.
She was a member of the Cut Bank Women of the Moose for many, many years helping out with their events. Pam was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
She loved playing games on her cell phone including Sudoku, Word Search, Slot games to name a few. She was most proud that she scored three stars on every level of a Bubble Shooter game before she had to upgrade to a new phone. Pam spent a lot of time sitting at the kitchen table in the same chair as her mother Shirley sat in over the years. They could peek out the curtain and see who was driving up to visit them.
She would also be seen with her cousin, Gail Davis, usually at the Pioneer Bar, playing the Keno machine and having dinner. The cousins loved spending time together. She truly enjoyed her 60th birthday celebration with cousin Teri and all those who attended.
Pam helped her dad Pete with his books and bills for his business, Pete’s Repair. They sat down each month where she would write up the repair bills, send out the checks and keep everything, including Pete, in line. She will be missed.
Pam loved going up to their home away from home, their cabin at Pinnacle. They enjoyed quality time as a family there over the years. There is still an “outdoor” bathroom for all to use and enjoy.
Pam was truly a generous and kind soul who was dealt a tough life with her many physical issues. She made the most of the cards she was dealt in life and always had a smile on her face. She loved helping others as much as she could. In the end she didn’t get out much other than to go to work at the office where the guys were very good to her, watching out for her coming and going each day.
Pam is survived by her father Peter Halvorson of Cut Bank, aunts and uncles Betty Grimm (Robert), Patricia Fugle and Donna Fugle, Bill and Linda Halvorson and Kay Halvorson all of Cut Bank; Robert and Ann Halvorson of Great Falls, Paul and Sheila Halvorson of Idaho Falls, Audrey Crandall of Sun City, Ariz., and Bob Slezak of Calif. She leaves behind many cousins and friends she also loved dearly.
Pam was preceded in death by her mother Shirley Halvorson, her brother Donald Halvorson; her aunts and uncles, George and Gloria Quenzer, Milo Fugle, Melvin Fugle, Donald G. Fugle and Norman and Connie Fugle, John and Dorothy Halvorson, Dave and Kay Halvorson and their daughter, Cheryl, and Charlene Slezak.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cut Bank Women of the Moose.