Pamela Jean Short
October 21, 1949 – May 28, 2008
Pamela Jean Short, of Placerville, CA, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 58. Pam was born October 21, 1949, in Oakland, CA., to the late Fred Short II and late Shirley Short.
At the time of her passing, Pam was survived by her husband, Harold (Hal) Kithcart; her first son and his wife, Ron and Becky Spencer III, Southampton, Bermuda; her daughter and her husband, Tracy and Kevin Miller, South Lake Tahoe, CA; her twins, son and his wife, Joshua and Viki Axford, Ruther-Glen, VA; daughter and her husband, Lindsey and Andy Schaefer, Pollock Pines, CA; her daughter Stacey Kithcart, Lincoln, CA and thirteen beautiful grandchildren; Ryan D., Ashley, Skylar, Christian, Megan, Rebekah, James, Dylan, Cali, Ryan J., Andrew, Benjamin, Braeden, (plus her unborn Grandson… ?? Axford; Congrats Josh & Viki) and her loving and faithful dog K.D.
She is further survived by her older sister Sharon Head; big brother Fred Short III, twin sister Jan Stuart and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many, many friends.
She spent the first 5 years of her life in Northern California (San Lorenzo). In 1954 her family relocated to Southern California (San Gabriel Valley) where she attended Monrovia High School and began her life as an amazing Wife and Mother. Between 1968 and 1978, Pam gave birth to her 4 children. In the early 1990’s, Pam relocated to Northern California (Placerville), where she remained for the duration of her spectacular life.
In 1993, Pam rekindled her relationship with her “then” past boyfriend Hal and they were married in Lake Tahoe in 1996, with her eldest son Ron there as witness. She has spent that last few years with Hal living along the American River where she loved to fish, express her love and talent for art by painting rocks and sharing them with family and friends. She was the most loving person that we have ever known…and so kind toward friends, family and strangers. She always gave..24/7.
Of the things that mattered most to Pam was her family and friends.
The meaning of the name Pam is “Loved One”. If you were to look up Love One, Friendly, Best Friend, Giver, Amazing Wife, Fantastic Mother in the Dictionary…there would be a picture of our Mother..Pam.
Pam had a coffee mug which gave the description of Pam perfectly; “Being around you is truly a treat. For you are gentle and kind, loving and sweet. Everyone likes you from the very start. They just can’t resist your tender, loving heart. For the pleasure you bring to others every day. You’ll find special happiness each step of your way.
Mother…we love you so much and you are in our thoughts every second of the day.
We miss you…….
When this obituary was writing back in 2008, my goal was to establish a Relay For Life event in Bermuda. Since then, the event has been established and has become the largest fundraiser in Bermuda. Since the first event in 2014, Relay in Bermuda has raised over $1,000,000 which 95% will stay in Bermuda and go toward a new Radiation Therapy facility to provide Radiation Therapy to individuals in Bermuda.
I have done this for you Mom!