Pamela passed away on May 9th at her home in Hesperus after a 3 year battle with cancer. She was born in Denver on Dec 22, 1954 to Courtland Fellers and Dorthea Furdden Fellers. She moved to her new home south of Hesperus in the mid 1960's. She spent her time like most county kids on horseback and doing chores. She graduated from Durango HS in 1973 and attended Ft Lewis College and Colorado State University. While at Ft Lewis, she met the love of her life, Doug Ramsey. They followed each other to CSU and were married on May 21, 1977 at the FLC Chapel. After Doug's graduation in 1978, they moved to Glenwood Springs, CO for two years before they returned to the family ranch on Big Stick Mesa near Breen, Colorado.
They purchased a small part of the ranch and built their home. On a dark and stormy night, Pam's life would take a turn that would define her for the rest of her years. Margaret Paulek called to offer her two orphan lambs. From those two lambs would develop La Plata Farms and Pam's passion for the fiber arts. Over the years, Pam's spinning and weaving won many awards. She taught many students spinning, dyeing, and fiber processing. With her love for the Navajo-Churro sheep she raised she made many friends across the Navajo Nation and around the county.
After Cassie and Travis were born in the early 80's Pam started working for the Durango and Silverton Railroad as a Reservation Agent. During the next 28 years, she worked up to the position of Reservations Manager with a staff of 30 agents. She retired in 2013 to pursue her passions of spinning and weaving.
When time permitted Pam and Doug enjoyed exploring back roads and remote places in her Jeep Cherokee. She was an active member of the Creeper Jeepers Gang 4 Wheel Drive Club of Durango and Red Rock 4 Wheelers of Moab, Utah where she was a Trail Leader during the annual Easter Jeep Safari.
She was a dedicated wife and mother to her family, husband Doug Ramsey of Hesperus, son, Travis Ramsey and wife Kelleen Ramsey of Cortez, Colorado, Daughter, Cassandra Robinson and husband David Robinson of Cortez, Colorado. She has 3 grandchildren. She has one sister, Judy Seidel of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Both parents preceded her in death.
Pam touched may lives with her kind and generous spirit. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.
A Celebration of her Life will take place May 21, 2016, at 2:00pm at the Library, Old Fort Lewis, 18683 Highway 140, Hesperus, CO 81326
Memorial contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dine be' iina: The Navajo Life Ways; www.navajolifeway.org
or the Navajo Sheep Project; firstname.lastname@example.org.