CHARLOTTE PAMELA CRANDALL - GLOVER - Pam Crandall died Friday, July 13, 2012, from congestive heart failure at age 84. She was born April 15, 1928, in Bangor, Maine, to Charles P. Crandall and Martha Halling Crandall. The family moved to Hardwick, where Charles worked on the St. J. and L. C. Railroad. Her sisters, Sally Crandall Cromer and Joan Crandall Pierce, were born in Hardwick. Pam graduated from Hardwick Academy and the University of Vermont with a degree in English, with some French thrown in. In 1950, her teaching career began in Hyde Park. Then she moved to Essex Junction, before IBM. In 1956, she joined the Department of Defense Schools in Europe where she taught high school English, French, and Ancient History for 36 years in Rochefort, France, Poitiers, France, Wiesbaden, Germany, and finally in Brussels, Belgium, from which she retired in 1992. Her teaching career spanned 42 years in Vermont and Europe, during which times she made an amazing impact on her students. She returned to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, to her beloved camp on Daniels Pond in Glover. Pam spent her retirement reading, listening to classical music, and attending as many museums and theater events as possible. She shared her unbounded love of the arts with all she met. On Saturday mornings, you could find her listening to "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" on NPR and she never missed the Sunday New York Times. Pam's zeal for life was with her for all of her 84 years and lives on in her sister, Sally Crandall Cromer; several nieces and nephews; and some very good friends. Pam was predeceased by her sister, Joan Crandall Pierce. A memorial party will be planned in the future in accordance with her wishes, where there should be no tears for a wonderful life lived! In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington; The Hardwick Historical Society in Hardwick; or your local library.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 22, 2012