Pam Pettit

Pam Pettit was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Rapid City, S.D. to Louis “Punk” and Francis “Sister” (Belmont) Pettit. She grew up and enjoyed her time in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
On Feb. 19, 1977, she married Jim Hammond, and Feb. 25, 1980 she gave birth to her son, Thayne Hammond. She enjoyed being a mom and lots of family fun.
In 2007 she retired from the federal government after 24 years of service with the National Park Service and Forest Service. After her retirement she became a “hired hand,” helping learn and put on cowboy cookouts with Clayton and Rhonda Sander.
The outdoors was her haven, it offered her peace that she treasured. You could find her out picking raspberries, fishing, taking a walk or gardening. She loved time with family and friends and all animals big and small.
Pam passed away May 12, 2021, at her son’s home in Upton, Wy. She was 68.
Those she loved life with are son Thayne Hammond; sisters, Janet Reindl and family and Nancy Budden and family; special friends, Jody and Bob Dahlke, Tim Sander, Clayton and Rhonda Sander and their children, Leighton and Addie Jo, Bob and Mandy Schefer and family, Jesse and Nastel Dean and family; and her Upton “kids,” Chad Hillman and family and Mykle and Tabitha Pierce and family.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Friends and family may sign her online guestbook and leave written condolences for the family at

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