Pamela A. Meunier, 76, of Wausau, Wisconsin, passed away due to complications from COVID on December 28, 2023.
Pam was born in Shorewood, Wisconsin in 1947 to Florence and George Meunier. Her father passed away at an early age and in 1955 her mother married William Badten. Pam fondly reminisced about her early years growing up in Milwaukee down the street from her cousin and lifelong friend, Carla DeSmidt (Eimmerman).
William adopted Pam and the family moved from Shorewood to Wausau, Wisconsin where Pam would go on to graduate from Wausau High School in 1965 alongside her special friends: Mary Kate Bachuber, Ian Baker, Faith Hartkopf, and Daniel Erlandson.
Upon graduating from high school, Pam followed in her mother's footsteps and attended Columbia Nursing School in Milwaukee and then transferred to the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, where she graduated with a degree in Political Science. During her time at Stevens Point, she married her first husband Roger Gray. After college, Pam moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and married Ray Deyo. Pam was a proud and loving mother to their son, Chris Deyo. Pam spent her professional career working as a social worker for the Head Start program serving at risk families within Princeton City Schools.
Pam had an enormous heart, a strong stubborn streak, and wonderful sense of humor. She was generous, loyal, and well read. She loved gardening, her cats, cooking - she made the BEST pecan pie, and always enjoyed a glass of port during the holidays. A loyal Cincinnati resident, she was an avid fan of the Reds, Bengals, Skyline Chili, and Graeter's Ice Cream.
Pam is survived by her son, Chris (Jill) Deyo and treasured grandson, Daniel Deyo, as well as sisters Mary Bychinski (Badten) and Barbara McCrary (Badten), two nieces, Kendra Osness, Melisa McCrary and six nephews, Bradley and Nathan Bychinski, Marcus, Michael, Matthew, and Morgan McCrary.
Funeral services in Pam's honor will be held on January 19th with visitation from 10:30 - 11:00am followed by a memorial from 11:00am - 11:30am at Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Wausau, Wisconsin.