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Pam Spencer

December 9, 1952 — March 16, 2016

Services for Pam Spencer, 63, of Canadian, TX will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Texas Crown Performance Hall with Rev. Sydne Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Pam passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Canadian, TX. Pam was born December 9, 1952 in Lubbock, TX to Mr. Woody L. Spencer and the late Mrs. Ramona (Price) Spencer. She was a 1971 graduate of Plainview High School. She then went on to receive a degree in from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview in 1974. She has also done graduate work at West Texas State University. She was a member of Beta Phi Theta, Theta Alpha Psi, Gama Psi Epsilon, Gama Espilon Conclave of Kappa Kappa Iota, and Alpha Sigma Theta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, serving as vice president and president of most of those organizations at various times. She was past president of the Canadian chapter of the Texas State Teachers association. She moved to Canadian, TX in 1976 from Plainview where she began her career with the Canadian Independent School District. She was the Social Studies teacher through 1998 and then became the Instructional Technology Director in 1999 to present. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was an ordained Ruling Elder and taught Sunday school, led the youth group and chaired the mission and scholarship committee. She received Woman of the Year in 1988 where she was cited for her years of service as a social studies teacher and particularly for her leadership in creating the River City Pioneer Museum which she served as volunteer curator. She was the first woman president of the Canadian Rodeo Association. She has been recognized statewide for her work in organizing a special curriculum for the American Cultures and Crafts program. She was preceded in death by her brother, Mike Spencer and a great-nephew, Brendan Snouffer. She is survived by her father, Woody L. Spencer of Roswell, NM; her sisters, Janice Seago of Plainview, TX; Cindy Toot and husband Colin of Kingsland, TX; Judy Pittman and husband Kenny of Roswell, NM; Penne King of Plainview, TX; five nieces, 9 nephews, 9 great-nieces, 7 great-nephews, her close friends, Cassandra Wells of Tulia, TX Sue Bartlett of Canadian, TX. The family suggests memorials be to the First Presbyterian Church, 605 Purcell St., Canadian, TX 79014 or the Canadian Education Foundation, P.O. Box 438, Canadian, TX 79014.
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