Pamela Wiseman passed away on May 15th at home in Sequim after a short time in hospice care. Pam
was born in Webster City, IA to Lindley and Jean (Talcott) Wicks, and was the oldest of five children. As a
young child, Pam’s family moved to the growing community of University Place, WA and she was part of
the second graduating class from Curtis High School. She enjoyed spending summers at Hood Canal,
being active in choir and theater and getting into mischief with Connie Babb, her cherished friend since
they were two years old.
Pam attended Cottey College in Nevada, MO and as a result she was a lifelong member of the affiliated
P.E.O organization. Pam transferred to the University of Washington where she met her great love
Roger Wiseman. She completed a degree in English at Western Washington University and taught
middle and high school in both the Seattle and Federal Way public schools.
Pam and Roger married in 1967. They primarily raised their family in Federal Way, but resided in other
places for Roger’s career, including Arizona, Michigan and New Jersey. Pam embraced these adventures
and always had a network of friends through the local P.E.O chapter. In 2008 Pam and Roger retired to
Sequim and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party there in 2017.
Pam was known for her extensive book collection and was always quick with a recommendation, no
matter what age the reader. She loved road trips and visited all 48 contiguous U.S. states. Pam’s
interest in social justice led her to participate in rallies from Washington DC to Sequim. She also
treasured her many friends, and perhaps her greatest joy was her family -- especially her granddaughter,
Pam is survived by her husband Roger Wiseman, her children Steven (Michael Stover) Wiseman of
Pleasant Hill, CA, Beth (Mark) Cooper, and granddaughter Posey Cooper of Princeton, NJ, brothers
Lin Wicks of Lakewood, Barry (Lori) Wicks of Tacoma, and her sister Susan (Mark) Iverson of Gig Harbor.
A celebration of Pam’s life will be held on June 13th at Noon at The Titlow Lodge - 8425 6th Ave,
Tacoma, WA 98465.
Donations in leu of flowers are requested to either:
International P.E.O. https://donations.peointernational.org/
National Network of Abortion Funds https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fundabortionnow
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