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Pamela L. Prickett
(03-14-1944 - 12-28-2019)

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Pamela Lee Prickett, a long-time resident of the West Dundee area, passed away peacefully on Saturday the 28th of December, 2019. She was a loving mother, sister, and friend, and she will be dearly missed.
Born in 1944 in Elgin, IL, Pam received her Registered Nurse certification from James Ward Thorne School of Nursing. Pam moved to Petoskey, Michigan in 1966 and worked as a Registered Nurse at Northern Michigan Hospital for more than 25 years. Periodically she would take a break from hospital nursing and serve as an international missionary through Youth With A Mission. This work took her across the globe to places such as Cambodia, Yemen, the Ukraine and Guatemala, where she shared the gospel and provided nursing services to communities in need. Eventually she moved to Hawaii to work as a full time missionary. In 2006 she moved back to Michigan, and then after that to West Dundee, Illinois to be closer to her family. She worked there as a Home Healthcare Nurse, until her retirement. In 2018 she moved to Fruitland Park, Florida to enjoy her retirement in a sunny, warm climate.
Pam loved birds, arts and crafts, and the outdoors. She was an active member of her church community, and had a wonderful, calm, caring nature that could make anyone feel at ease. Pam loved helping others, and she was always looking for ways to share her time and talents with her loved ones.
She is survived by her son Paul (Melissa) Prickett, daughter Jennifer (Marc) Richmond, sister Judith (William) Luscher, brother Charles (Diane) Vanderford, twin sister Penny (Charles) Mensik, brother Gene (Sheila) Vanderford, many nieces and nephews, and her two grandchildren Megan and Laura Richmond, who brought great joy to her especially in her later years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sybil Vanderford.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 18th, 2020, at 3:00 pm at the Church on the Rock, 17N230 Manning Rd, Huntley IL with Pastor Bryan Garfield officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be on Friday, January 17th, 2020 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Laird Funeral Home 120 S. Third Street West Dundee, IL.
In lieu of flowers Memorial gifts may be made to Youth With A Mission (https://www.ywam.org) or The National Audubon Society (https://www.audubon.org) in her honor.

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