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Pamela Sue Mayne

January 17, 1945 — June 30, 2024

On June 30th, 2024 we lost the kindest, most genuine, caring woman. The absolute legend, Pam “Pammy” Mayne, passed away due to heart related issues at her life long home, surrounded by family. She decided she’d rather die than possibly see another Trump presidency.

Born January 17th, 1945, to John Robert (JR) Mayne, and Willa Mae Butler Mayne. She had three brothers- John, David, and Michael. Pam was a lifelong resident of Bountiful, Utah. Attending Bountiful Elementary, Bountiful Jr. High, and graduating from Bountiful High School, where she was the Student Body Vice President her senior year. She later attended the University of Utah. 

She spent her working years at Phillips Petroleum Refinery (later sold to Holly Frontier). She also spent many years at a second job, in the Cytology laboratory at ARUP Laboratories. Even after her employment there, she continued to be one of their top platelet and blood donors until her body wouldn’t allow it anymore.

She was able to retire from the refinery, and enjoy many years working harder at home than she ever did at work. She was an avid gardener, women’s sports fan, and the best backyard Volley Ball referee you’ve ever seen. She even became a licensed officiant, and was able to perform several marriage ceremonies for her grandchildren during retirement.

Pam did whatever she had to do to support the family, and anyone that was close to her. She was there whenever needed in a moments notice. Pam was often “too generous”, always wanting to see the best in people. She was known to adopt many different people who needed a helping hand into the family.

She spent her younger days fighting the good fight for equality. She was an early advocate for human rights- especially in Utah. She was a true pioneer.

She spent the last 53 years with her best friend and Partner, Ann Pearson, and that wasn’t long enough. Through Ann, she became a bonus mom to JoAnn (Jeff), Kaylynn (Bill), Bret (Premy), Colby (Sue), Larry (Lisa), Ron (Geneva), and Pamela (Jan). Her true calling was being a grandma and great grandma. This is where she became our “Pammy”. She ended up with 19 grandkids, and 31 great grandkids. She was the best damn grandma and great grandma you’ve ever seen. She will be missed greatly. There will forever be a Pammy shaped hole in our hearts.

Pam loved to travel by RV. She made several cross country trips with Ann by her side. Many of those RV trips included her grandkids and great grandchildren, memories we will cherish forever. Some of our fondest memories were spending summers in Lincoln City, Oregon with her.Her favorite spot was the Oregon coast. So much so, that she was a member of the Oregon chapter of RVing Women. Where she and Ann would take monthly trips to different spots around Oregon.

She was also a huge supporter of Idaho public schools with monthly trips to the Idaho border for lottery tickets over the last 20+ years.

Pam was strong, stubborn, and hardheaded. She quit smoking cold turkey at age 50, and was looking forward to another cigarette since that day. We know her son in law, Bill was waiting for her with that cigarette and a cold beer.

Pam is survived by her partner, Ann; Brother Michael (Deanna); Daughters, Sons, Nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren…. The list goes on and on. Preceded in death by her parents, JR and Willa Mayne; Brothers John and David Mayne; Son Colby Pearson; Grandson Derrick Pearson; and Son-in-Law William (Bill) Wardell.

Pam was a lover of animals, especially dogs. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ( or better yet, adopt a pet In need.

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