Pamela Elaine “Pam” Peterson Jewell, 74, of Carmel, IN, daughter of Harry E. and Elaine (Meyer) Peterson, went to her eternal home on Friday, July 15, 2022 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She was born on September 1, 1947 in Chicago, IL.
Pam had a diverse range of professional interests. In 1967, Pam earned a Medical Assistant Certificate in St. Louis, MO. as a graduate of the Midwest Institute Medical Assistant program, and subsequently worked as a medical assistant for a doctor of internal medicine. In 1987, after raising her two sons Jeff and Brian, Pam earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with Academic Distinction in Economics and Finance from the College of Business and Public Administration, Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. In partial fulfillment of her requirements for graduation with Academic Distinction in Economics and Finance, Pam completed a scholarly paper advocating for the formation of nonprofit foundations to fund education programs for gifted students in public schools. She presented the ideas in her paper, “Enhancement of Programs for Gifted Public School Students Through an Alternative Support System Outside of Public School Funding,” to the Cape Girardeau school board for their consideration as a novel means to achieve the sorely needed expansion of their gifted education program. In 1989, Pam and George moved to Hamilton, MA, where Pam earned her real estate license and became a Realtor with the Hunneman & Company, Coldwell Banker office in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA.
Pam was an extremely thoughtful and caring person who instinctively knew what others needed or wanted, and reached out to help whenever she could. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds. She made wicker baskets, knitted, sewed some of her dresses and clothes for Jeff and Brian, and enjoyed needlepoint.
Pam and her surviving husband, George, would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on this upcoming August 12. Pam also is survived by sons, Jeff Jewell and Brian (Stephany) Jewell; grandson, Wyatt Jewell; and siblings, Lianne (Eric Trulove) Peterson, Kevin Peterson, Dee (Bob) Britton, and Niel Peterson. She also is survived by nieces and nephews, Timothy Cairns, Michaela and Caitlan Truelove, Derek and Katherine Peterson, Kirsten (Kelly) Britton, Lauren (Kyle) Britton Steele, Erin (Ryan) Piquet, and, Kayli and Braden Peterson. She was preceded in death by her brother, Derek Evan Peterson.
Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville, IN. Visitation will be from 12:30 pm to the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Carmel Cemetery, 1000 N. Rangeline Road in Carmel, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stand Up To Cancer, 10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (www.standuptocancer.org); or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 40306 (www.t2t.org).