Pamela Jean (Wicks) Wiseman
May 9, 1945 – May 15, 2022
Pamela Wiseman passed away on May 15th at home in Sequim after a short time in hospice care. Pam was born in Webster City, IA to Lindley and Jean (Talcott) Wicks, and was the oldest of five children. As a young child, Pam’s family moved to the growing community of University Place, WA and she was part of the second graduating class from Curtis High School. She enjoyed spending summers at Hood Canal, being active in choir and theater and getting into mischief with Connie Babb, her cherished friend since they were two years old.
Pam attended Cottey College in Nevada, MO and as a result she was a lifelong member of the affiliated P.E.O organization. Pam transferred to the University of Washington where she met her great love Roger Wiseman. She completed a degree in English at Western Washington University and taught middle and high school in both the Seattle and Federal Way public schools.
Pam and Roger married in 1967. They primarily raised their family in Federal Way, but resided in other places for Roger’s career, including Arizona, Michigan and New Jersey. Pam embraced these adventures and always had a network of friends through the local P.E.O chapter. In 2008 Pam and Roger retired to Sequim and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party there in 2017.
Pam was known for her extensive book collection and was always quick with a recommendation, no matter what age the reader. She loved road trips and visited all 48 contiguous U.S. states. Pam’s interest in social justice led her to participate in rallies from Washington DC to Sequim. She also treasured her many friends, and perhaps her greatest joy was her family — especially her granddaughter, Posey Cooper.
Pam is survived by her husband Roger Wiseman, her children Steven (Michael Stover) Wiseman of Pleasant Hill, CA, Beth (Mark) Cooper, and granddaughter Posey Cooper of Princeton, NJ, brothers Lin Wicks of Lakewood, Barry (Lori) Wicks of Tacoma, and her sister Susan (Mark) Iverson of Gig Harbor.
A celebration of Pam’s life will be held on June 13th at Noon at The Titlow Lodge – 8425 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98465.
Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to either:
International P.E.O. https://donations.peointernational.org/
National Network of Abortion Funds https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fundabortionnow
Eunice “Eune” Rogene Ernst
June 14, 1930
May 6, 2022
Eunice “Eune” Rogene Ernst passed away peacefully after a long battle with dementia on May 6, 2022. Born on the family farm near Colon, Nebraska, on June 14, 1930, Eune was the fifth of six daughters to David and Hattie Anderson. She attended a rural school house until high school, when she attended Luther Academy in Wahoo, Nebraska. After graduating from Luther Academy in 1947, she attended Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska. Eune taught for several years in rural schools until she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, to work as a secretary for an insurance company. While living in Lincoln, she met the love of her life, Richard H. Ernst, who swept her off her feet; they were married six months later on April 11, 1954. They soon moved to St. Louis, Missouri, Dick’s hometown. Their daughter Vicki Rogene was born two years later followed by their son, Richard Keith. Dick worked for a small loan company and as he quickly moved up in the company they relocated numerous times, making homes in New Orleans, Louisiana; Richmond, Virginia; Jacksonville, Florida; Seal Beach, California; back to New Orleans; and finally to Northridge, California, after buying a Texaco Distributorship in 1971. Eune was always at Dick’s side as they built their successful business. Retiring in 1985, they spent their time traveling and splitting time between their two homes in Sequim, Washington, and Coronado, California. They were married for 50 years before Dick passed away in 2004. After a number of years living independently, Eune moved to Assisted Living in Pasadena, California, in March 2016.
Eune is survived by her daughter Vicki Rogene Adamiak and her husband Peter Adamiak, granddaughter Lara Rogene Reyes and her husband Christopher Reyes, great granddaughter Anabel Rogene Reyes, son Richard Keith Ernst, and grandson Adam Christopher Ernst. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on June 18, 2022 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Coronado, California, at 2:00 pm.