Pamela Rae Howell (Scheer) passed away at her home in St. George, Utah, on Oct. 27, 2023.
Pam was born to Shirley and Bob Scheer on March 23, 1954, in St. Joseph, Missouri. Pam lived her young life on a farm in Whitecloud, Kansas, with her three younger siblings Dennis, Bobby and Mary Beth. In search of better opportunities and warmer weather, the Scheer family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, when Pam was in the seventh grade.
Pam studied at Scottsdale Community College and worked at a local bank, but her biggest passion would become her children and family. She met the love of her life on a double-blind date, hiking in the Superstition Mountains of Mesa, Arizona. On Dec. 19, 1976, she and Ron Howell married in Scottsdale, Arizona, and in 1981 the couple welcomed their first child Angie. Ron found a job as an electrician at a coal mine in Bryan, Texas, and in 1984, their son Danny was born.
Ron and Pam shared many great years in Bryan raising their children. In her spare time, Pam enjoyed working with her dear friend Rosemary Shaunfield hanging wallpaper. In 1995, the family moved to Hazen, North Dakota, for better pay, with the bonus of showing their kids snow for the first time. While she was not too happy about trading the warmth of Texas for sub-freezing temperatures, she and her family quickly became part of the close-knit community.
Ron and Pam were thrilled to move back to Texas in 2012 to be near their two grandchildren Reston and Ellis (and the warmer weather). The small-town charm of Dripping Springs reminded her of her childhood, and she loved being outdoors at the beautiful winery where Angie and her family lived. Pam cherished the special time with Reston and Ellis, especially having them over for sleepovers.
After Angie and her family relocated to Montana, Pam and Ron decided to move to St. George, Utah, not far from Danny who was living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ron and Pam embraced their new home, spending much of their time hiking, camping and fishing. When she wasn’t outdoors, you could find her working out at the community center.
Pam will be remembered for the kindness, generosity and love she showed everyone she met. She was always there for anyone who needed help. She had an adventurous spirit, relishing good food and exploring new places. Above all, Pam loved her family and was devoted to her Christian faith.
Pamela is survived by her husband Ron; daughter Angie; son Danny; stepdaughter Rhonda; son-in-law Nate; daughter-in-law Maria; grandsons Reston and Ellis; siblings Dennis, Bobby, and Mary Beth. There will not be a service held but a celebration of life on a future date.
Family and friends are invited to share tributes online. Arrangements and memorial tree planting by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.