In Memory

Pam Baum (Andrews) - Class Of 1967

Pamela S. Andrews

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
mccookgazette.com
July 23, 1949 - Jan. 7, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan, -- Pamela S. Andrews, 67, of Ottawa, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 201,7 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.

She was born July 23, 1949, in McCook, Neb., the daughter of Alfred and Geraldine (Hansen) Baum. She graduated from McCook High School in 1967. Following graduation, she studied at University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of science and education degree in 1971. She was married July 10, 1971, to Danny Andrews of North Platte, Neb.

Her career as a teacher took her from the Douglas School System in Box Elder, S.S., to the Red Willow School District in Indianola, Neb., before coming to USD 290 in Ottawa, Kan. She taught in Ottawa for 25 years while also coaching volleyball for both the high school and middle school.

Pam was a member of the Phi Mu sorority at Nebraska University, a lover of Western movies and an avid golfer. She was a member of the Women's Golf Association. Pam took 1st place, 2nd flight in the 1979 Kansas Women's 9 hole Golf Tournament. She was also the Ottawa Country Club champion in 1980 and runner-up in 1983.

After retirement, a large amount of her time was spent with her grandson, Aiden. From week-long trips to Disney World to recently watching him earn his black belt in Taekwondo, Pam always had a smile on her face when she talked about her grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Geraldine Baum.

She is survived by her husband, Dan Andrews of Ottawa, Kan.; her daughter, Kori and son-in-law, Brian Demoret of Ottawa; a grandson, Aiden Demoret of Ottawa;; a brother, Ronald "Bud" Baum and his wife, Jan of Lubbock, Texas; a nephew, Chad Baum of Weatherford, Texas and a niece, Darcy Marshall of Lubbock, Texas.

To celebrate Pam's life, a visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 325 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital or The American Heart Association and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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01/12/17 08:37 PM #1    

Mike Nielsen (Nielsen) (1967)

I was saddened to learn yesterday of Pam's passing.  I was even more saddened to elarn today of Yvonne McBride's passing.  I have fond memories of our days at MHS and am proud of what these two fine ladies accomplished in their lives.  May God grant their family and friends comfort and memories that they cherish.

 


05/10/17 01:20 PM #2    

Mary Russell (Myers) (1967)

          Pam was first and foremost a character! She had such a fun spirit and a zest for life you couldn't help but get caught up in that. Pam was also very inclusive, welcoming and kind, which meant a lot to me as a new public school student (transferring from St. Pat's) when I entered MHS in my sophomore year. We had a wonderful friendship thoughtout high school and beyond, including a special, fun time together in our small group led by teacher, Kitty Sue Troxell, on our '67 summer school in England trip. In addition to being a great wife, mother and grandmother, Pam had a wonderful reputation in Indianola and in Ottawa, KS, as an awesome teacher and girls' coach. Pam was loved by all and I miss her so much! 


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