Pamela Smook Oliver
July 16, 1958 – Jan. 8, 2020
OLIVER, Pamela Smook, 61, was released by the Lord from her five-year fight with kidney failure on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
Born in 1958 in Richmond, VA Pam was a 1976 graduate of Henrico High School. After earning a nursing degree from John Tyler Community College, Pam worked at the Burn Unit of MCV, home health, and hospice. Pam also managed the family business, Kosmo Village, for many years. Pam and Buddy enjoyed 12 years of marriage and had John in 1992. Pam loved to garden, can, research family history, and craft projects. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Scotchtown Ward.
Pam was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin “Buddy” Oliver; parents John Thomas Smook and Hope van der Smissen Smook; step-mother Barbara Lipscomb Smook; brother James Michael Smook; and sister-in-law Bonnie Smook. She is survived by her son, John Christian Oliver; siblings Ted Smook (Marie), Cindy Walsh (Alvin), Patrick Smook, Jeanette Redden (Mike); “adopted” sister, Nettie Wilson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on January 10 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14753 Scotchtown Rd, Montpelier, VA. Pam’s Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. on January 11 at the same location with visitation at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers Pam asked that donations be made to www.ldsphilanthropies.org/in-memoriam.
Pam was a wise woman. I will miss her. My deepest condolences for the family. I don’t know how you go on after such a loss. She knew everything. She promised me she would be here until the end. She will be sorely missed. It will be my shame and my sorrow that we never repaired the rift in our relationship.
I am sure that she knows how you feel
So sorry about Pam’s passing but glad she is no longer suffering. Pam was a sweet girl and the best baby sitter I had. When Steve started school he wanted only Pam to walk him to school. I’m glad for Pam.s happy marriage to /buddy and her joy in having John. My sympathy goes out to all the family. Martha Bragg