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Pamela Meredyth Colwell ’17

Published in Oct. 24, 2001, issue

Pam Colwell died on Apr. 4, 2001, in Manchester, Mass. She was 94.

She was born in London and was predeceased by her first husband, Lt. Colwell Calthrop Thorne, DSO, of England who was killed in WWII. She later married Kent Galbraith Colwell, a revered member of the Class of '17, and settled in Morristown, N.J., where she was active in numerous community affairs including the Morristown Memorial Hosp., the Mount Kemble Home, the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, the Victorian Home, and the Daughters of the British Empire. Pam was a woman of conviction, courage, and wit. A marvelous communicator, she skillfully held a large family together with love, warmth, and understanding. She was a faithful attendee at all of '17's reunions until she moved from Hightstown, N.J., to Manchester in the mid-1990s.

Pam is survived by her son, Frederick G. P. Thorne, her daughter, Jennifer Hayden, a stepdaughter, Ann Catherine Menniger, a stepson, David Galbraith Colwell '51, 14 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren, to all of whom deepest sympathy is extended.

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