Pamela Wilde Robbins graduated to a new life on September 13, 2022. Born on June 12, 1949 in Weber County, Utah to Lloyd O’Driscoll and Mary Edna Ovard Wilde, she grew up in the small town of Henefer with her three older sisters. Her early days were spent playing with all of her neighboring cousins and friends, in a time she often says was wonderful. She attended elementary school in Henefer until she was in the sixth-grade and later graduated from North Summit High School in Coalville, Utah with the class of 1967.
During her high-school years, she met her love, David Robbins, as he was completing his military service. They were married on June 2, 1967 and Sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 7, 1968. Together they had five sons; and it was quite an experience, going from being the youngest of four girls to being a mother of five boys – everyday was an adventure, but she loved every minute of it, calling Motherhood her greatest gift and challenge….
Pam joined the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) organization at the young age of 18. Her mother was a member when she joined and they enjoyed the time they served together. She held many leadership roles in the DUP over her life, serving one term as the President of the Summit County Chapter and two terms as the Captain of the local chapter. Spending time with the ladies in the DUP was the best part, but she took great pride in her role of helping to preserve the relics from the old DUP cabin and getting the beautiful new DUP Museum built in Henefer. She was very proud of her heritage, and loved living in Henefer all her life. She was very patriotic and was not happy with the lack of respect shown to the flag she loved. She was very proud of her Navy husband and Army grandson.
As a life-long member of the LDS church, she held many callings over the years. She especially loved serving in the cub scouts and working in the nursery. Pamela worked at many different jobs over the years. Some of her favorites include The Kozy, the Huddle, Dear Valley Lodging and as editor of the Summit County Bee newspaper. Many knew her as “the Bee lady” and she treasured the relationships she formed in all of her jobs and organizations.
Pam enjoyed spoiling her cats, camping, traveling, crocheting, and oil painting. She loved Christmas lights so much she left her Christmas tree up year round and decorated it for each season. Her most treasured moments were the times she spent with her numerous good friends and her family – especially her grandchildren!
Pamela is survived by her five sons, Russell (Jennifer), Ronald (Tori), Randee (Collette), Rodney (Camellia), and Ryland (Chelsea), 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; also her sisters: Sharon (Gary) Pace and DiAnn (Bill) Staples and a few extra special friends (you know who you are).
She was preceded in death by her dear husband, her parents and her sister Connie (Vernal) Carter.
The family would like to give special thanks to everyone for their many acts of kindness from sending cards, making a visit, phone call or text message. Big thanks to Enhabit Home Care and the incredible staff, especially Corey, Jenni, Kristi and the “happy chappy.” Also, thank you to Goff Mortuary for their professional and compassionate care.
Funeral services will be held in the Henefer 1st Ward Chapel at noon on Wednesday, September 21st. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 20 from 6-8 PM and from 10-11:30 AM prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, September 21. Interment in the Henefer Cemetery.
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