Pamela Josephine Hajny was born in Sutter Creek, Calif., on May 26, 1947. She passed in Wheat Ridge on Nov. 8, 2013.
She was the loving spouse of Joseph E. Hajny. They shared 43 years of marriage and had adventures around our country and the world. In 1969 she moved to Colorado and, shortly after meeting Joseph, they became impossible to separate. Their mutual love of adventure and for the outdoors made Colorado the perfect home.
Pamela's adventures over her life included overnight hut-to-hut trips on cross-country skis, snow-shoeing, downhill skiing, technical rock climbing, extended backpack trips, canoeing and cross-country road trips to our nation's national parks. Her love of photography ensured that all her trips were well-documented for future generations of the family to enjoy.
Her love of the outdoors was also evident in her professional life. She dedicated 30 years of career service to the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation. Pam also dedicated her time to the enjoyment of music; an accomplished pianist and organist, she served as organist and substitute organist for a number of churches during her life, including St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Lakewood.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph, and her two daughters, Antonia M. Sassolino and Emily E. Martini. Both live in Lakewood with their families. She was the beloved mother-in-law of Brian Sassolino and Shawn Martini and was adored by grandchildren Bradley, Jonathan and Victoria Sassolino. She sadly did not see her grandson Thomas E. Martini, who was born Nov. 13, 2013.
Pamela Josephine Hajny's memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Episcopal Church, 11202 W. Jewell Ave. in Lakewood.