Pamela McCloud, 66, of Dunseith, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, in a Belcourt hospital.
Pam was born June 26, 1945, in Norfolk, Mass. She enjoyed acting in high school plays and was a member of her school's Thespian Society. She discovered, at a young age, an intense love for reading and genealogy and she carried those passions with her until the end of her life. Pam received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Boston University and her master's degree from Montana State University. Pam moved with her two oldest children from Massachusetts to North Dakota. On June 2, 1984, Pam married her wonderful husband, Peter McCloud, of Dunseith. They enjoyed traveling to see their children and grandchildren. Pam worked as a registered nurse and eventually as a nurse practitioner at the Indian Health Service in Belcourt. She retired because of health issues in December 2011 after 30 years of service.
Pam was a brilliant, generous woman, who will be remembered fondly by her husband, Pete McCloud, of Dunseith; her sister, Nancy Robicheau, of North Easton, Mass.; her brother, Steven French, of Putnam, Conn.; her daughter, Anna French, of Sidney, Mont.; her son, Jemal French, of Estherville, Iowa; and her son, Jacob McCloud, of Grand Forks. Pam was a caring nana to seven grandchildren: Emerald, 18, Billings, Mont., Caleb, 9, twins, Ethan and Talia, 4, and twins, Seth and Lucas 2, of Sidney, and Naima, 9 months, of Estherville.
Pamela's ashes will be spread in Flagstaff, Maine, a childhood location very dear to her heart.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements are with the Nero Funeral Home of Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register at (www.nerofuneralhome.net).