Pamela L. Thousand
11/2/1956 - 11/28/2018
CREVE COEUR ~ Pamela Lynn “Pam” Thousand, 62, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at her home.
Born November 2, 1956 in Peoria to Raymond W. and Sharon E. (Stephens) Nyberg, she married Collins L. Thousand on August 3, 1974 in Creve Coeur. He survives.
Also surviving are her mother of Creve Coeur; four children, Brian Thousand of Creve Coeur, Chad Thousand of Germantown Hills, Mandi (Joe) Graham of New Berlin and Shayna Thousand; nine grandchildren, Devin Thousand, Jaden Thousand, Niklaus Thousand, Jordan Thousand, Aaliyah Graham, Jasmine Thousand, Kyle Bethel, Nathan LaFeber and Adam Thousand; one great-grandson, Noah Thousand; three sisters, Debra (Scott) Stringer of Morton, Cheryl Nyberg of Seattle, Washington and Peggy Foreman of Hobart, Indiana and two brothers, Randall Nyberg of Bloomington, Indiana and Ronald (Kristine) Nyberg of Marquette Heights.
Pam was preceded in death by her father.
She was a 1974 graduate of East Peoria Community High School. Pam last worked for Wal-Mart in Morton for 5 years and had previously worked at McDonald’s mostly in Peoria Heights for 22 years.
Pam served as a former Emergency Medical Technician for the Creve Coeur Fire Department and was proud to be the first woman on the department. She was a former member of the Creve Coeur Community Center Board, a former member of the Jaycees and was previously named as Creve Coeur Woman of the Year.
She was of the Christian faith.
Her memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Pastor John Plunkett will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation has been accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation, 600 Highway 169 South, Suite 1725, Minneapolis, MN 55426 or the Creve Coeur Fire Department, 203 Wagner Drive, Creve Coeur, IL 61610.
To express condolences online visit www.preston-hanley.com
Brian Wilson - Neighbor emt
Jessie Stone - Family friend
Joe Graham - Son in law
Bruce Beitz - Teacher
Kevin Burch - Friend
Shari Graham - Son in laws’ Mother
Mary Preston - friend of son
Dean Hornsby - Former Neighbor
Janice Smith - Friend from schooll
Ruth Mathis - Friend of mother