Pamela Sue Campion
Dec. 10, 1949-Jan. 5, 2018
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Pamela Campion died peacefully at home at the age of 68 following a quick battle with an aggressive cancer on Friday, January 5, 2018. She was surrounded by family and friends.
Pam was born December 10, 1949, in Modesto, Calif. She grew up in Sonora, Calif., spent 11 years in Downers Grove, Ill., and lived in Pleasanton since 1984.
A graduate of California State Sacramento and Sonora High School, Pam worked as a high school home economics and health teacher for 20 years before retiring from Dublin High School in 2004. She was honored as the Dublin Unified School District Teacher of the Year in 1996 by the Alameda County Board of Education. Pam was an avid quilter and a member of the Amador Valley Quilters guild for more than 30 years. She served as president of the guild in 1990 and quilt show chair in 1989 and 2017.
Pam will be remembered for her love of family, friendships and baseball, in particular the Oakland A’s. She was active in her faith and found true enjoyment in recent years overseeing the hospital ministry with the Catholic Community of Pleasanton. She was especially proud when she received a certificate of recognition for visiting all 13 Presidential Libraries throughout the United States, an accomplishment only 350 people have achieved.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Pat; her children Susie Weiss (Matt), Greg (Amber), and Tom (Fran); and six grandchildren: Jack, Jake, Molly, Hazel, Jayson and Penelope. She is also survived by her father Glenn Nicks (Dorothy), stepsister Lynn Quayle, stepbrother Tom Quayle (Diana), sister-in-law Carol Quayle; and countless nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother Dane Nicks, her brother Randy Nicks and stepbrother Dan Quayle.
The celebration of Pam’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, at St. Augustine Catholic Church (3999 Bernal Ave. in Pleasanton), with a reception immediately following in the hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Tri-Valley Retired Educators Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to TVRE Scholarship Fund, include Pam’s name in the memo and mail to Faye Younker at 1792 Old Tower Road, Livermore, CA 94550. Contributions can also be made to Hope Hospice in Dublin at hopehospice.com.