Pamela Kay Lueck, of Cocolalla, passed away on February 4, 2015, at age 64. Her passing comes after a major intra-cerebral hemorrhage on February 1, 2015. Pam was born July 29, 1950 at the US Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, IL to Frederick C Hein and Ethel M Hein. Her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area a year later. Pamela graduated with a BA in history form Concordia Teacher College, River Forest, IL.
Pam married John W Lueck in 1972, which began a loving marriage of 42 and a half years that included three children and five grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who always went out of her way to support and foster the interest and talents of those she loved. Prior to moving to Cocolalla, ID, in 2006, Pam and John lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she lives for most of her life. Pam had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed sailing, skiing, backpacking and hiking. She also enjoyed music and sang with her church choir. She was an avid reader, loved to travel, and most of all to visit and play with her grandchildren.
Pam was a third grade teacher for two years in Chicago, IL. before moving back to San Francisco in 1974. There, she started her own business as a medical transcriber, which she ran for over 40 years, and continued to maintain after moving to Cocolalla. Pam and John bought Joe’s Philly Cheesestake in San point, ID. where she was excited to meet and greet people each and every day. Over the past six years, she was actively involved in bettering the community and recently became the representative for restaurants as a member of the Sandpoint Business Improvement District.
Her family and friends will always remember her for the twinkle in her eyes , her smile and her generous natures. She had an amazing ability to instantly become friends with anyone she met; a skill rooted in a talent for being able to carry on a conversation, and in the sincere interest she took in others. Her adventurous spirit and love of trying new things were another reflection of her outgoing personality that we will all miss.
Pam is survived by her husband John, and her three children and their families: Peter (Anne) Lueck and grandchildren Sarah and John of Altus, OK; Heather (Aaron) Wied and grandson Christopher of Baltimore, MD; and Jason (Carrie) Lueck and grandsons Ryan and Jonah of Hoover, AL. She also survived by her mother, Ethel Hein, and sister, Paula Hein, of San Jose, CA. She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Hein.
For those interested, memorials may be made to the Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1900 Pine Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864.