We are indeed saddened with the death of Pamela Jean Nicholas Hunt, 53, who went to be with the Lord on Sept. 13, 2012, while working highway construction, on Interstate 80 between Wendover, Utah and Wells, Nev. We will be celebrating Pam's life Saturday, Sept. 22, with a viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and services at 1 p.m. in the Oreana Community Hall, Oreana, Idaho. Pam will be laid to rest next to her dad at the Oreana Cemetery, with a dinner and celebration to follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home, Idaho.
Pam was born April 18, 1959, to John (Jack) Nicholas and Shirley Adcock in Boise, Idaho. Pam grew up in Oreana, where she enjoyed her ranch life on Pickett, Harts and Catherine Creek, and those wonderful summers over the mountain on Meadow Creek. Pam loved her old horse, Chipper, and Susie, her dog. The three of them were constant companions with trouble trailing not far behind.
Growing up, Pam was active in the Idaho Quarter Horse Association, showing in the youth classes, winning in 1972 and 1973. Pam attended elementary and high school in Grand View, Idaho.
Pam's greatest accomplishments were her two daughters, Dana and Nicky.
For the last 13 years, Pam was a heavy equipment operator, working all over Nevada. Pam loved operating equipment while working construction. She was very proud of being a critical part of the Fisher Construction Project in Reno for six years, building the Galena Creek Bridge, I-580 by-pass between Reno and Carson City. Pam was loved and respected by all that worked with her.
Pam, like her dad, Jack, never met a stranger and before long was mothering and taking care of the entire crew. "A Mom to All" and not to mention, "The Boss," when she could get away with it.
Pam made a huge circle in life, enjoyed and made friends whereever she lived and worked.
She recently purchased a home and acreage in Monticello, Utah, where the red rock canyons and rainbow sunsets had captured her heart. While there, she sat on her porch, blanketed in peace and tranquility.
Pam is survived by her mother, Shirley Murdoch, of Tucson, Ariz., her two daughters, Dana and husband Kevin Donahue, of Oreana, Idaho, and Nicky and husband Randy Cacciola, of Severna Park, Md.
Pam's greatest joys in life were her grandbabies, Kylie, McKenzie, Keaira Donahue, and Kayli, Andrew, and Sienna Cacciola.
Pam was preceded in death by her brother, John Nicholas, and her dad, John "Jack" Frances Nicholas.
Donations in Pam's memory can be sent to the Oreana Community Hall, c/o Bill White, 18138 Oreana Loop Rd., Oreana, ID 83650.