Obituary of Pamela Rae Mathisen
Pamela Rae Mathisen, 66, of Fort Lupton, CO, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, September 16th, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born on November 30th, 1955, to Ronald and Ella (McCrery) Heitman in Denver, Colorado.
Pamela grew up in the Fort Lupton/Brighton area and graduated from Brighton High School in 1973. She graduated from Chadron State College with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.
She met the love of her life, Mark Mathisen, while working at the Great Western Sugar Factory in Brighton in 1974. A few years later on August 20th, 1977, Mark and Pamela were married at the Brighton United Methodist Church.
Before Pamela retired, she worked as the Executive Director for the Adams County Retirement Office and Board of Retirement. She completed her CEBS, RPA, and GBA certifications for retirement planning. She retired from Adams County with 31 years of service.
Pamela was a joyful spirit and everyone loved being in her presence. She touched and inspired many people in her life, including her family, and she made many friends during her lifetime. She was an organizer, planner, and an event coordinator. Family traditions and holidays were very important to her, and she always made family celebrations extra special. She was an avid gardener, growing beautiful peonies and a plethora of vegetables for canning and freezing. One of her favorite times of the year was the Fall season. She and Mark would grow pumpkins for their children and grandchildren and host pumpkin carving harvest parties. Pamela’s Christian faith guided her life and her love for others. She loved and cherished her family, and was actively involved in their daily lives.
Pamela was a member of the Brighton United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Vasquez Chapter.
She is survived by her loving husband Mark J. Mathisen of Fort Lupton, CO; her son Morgan Mathisen and wife Brittany, and their sons Liam and Wyatt of Windsor, CO; her daughter Miranda Lowery and husband Gary, and their daughter Emilia of Morton, IL; her son Mitchell Mathisen, and his daughters Madelyn, Lillyann, Kathryn and Juliet of Fort Lupton, CO; and her sisters Colleen Heitman and Ronell Heitman of Greeley, CO; and many more family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Ronald and Ella Heitman, and her daughter-in-law Crystal Mathisen.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the following charities in care of Adamson Life Celebration Home; 2000 W 47th Ave. Greeley, CO 80634:
Bellanne Butterfly Blessing - In Memory of Pamela Mathisen
P.O. Box 189
Maypearl, TX 76064
DM Multiplied Inc. - Women in the Word - In Memory of Pamela Mathisen
P.O. Box 7758
Beaumont, TX 77726
To give directly: https://faithlife.com/dmi-z/give?funds=32043
A Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29th, 2022, at Brighton United Methodist Church. A Life Celebration Memorial will take place 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 30th, 2022, at Brighton United Methodist Church, followed by a luncheon. The Interment will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Brighton, CO at 1:30 p.m.
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