Of New England stock, Ms. Pamela Jean Causer was born in an Army hospital in Jackson, Mississippi on December 12, 1943 of Eleanor Bates Causer and H. Phillip Causer, both at that time of Weymouth, Massachusetts. At the age of 2 1/2, after the Army Air Corp moved her family from place to place, sent her father to war in the ETO, and sent him to Champaign-Urbana to get a degree in engineering, Ms Causer's family moved to West Hartford, Connecticut and soon thereafter settled in Norwell, Massachusetts, where she spent her childhood. From her mother, Ms Causer developed her loves for opera, classical music, sewing and cooking. In junior high, Ms Causer won the Junior Miss Pillsbury contest for Massachusetts with a recipe for a Mocha Almond Layer Cake. She also earned her Curved Bar in Girl Scouts. Later in life she became an accomplished quilter. From her father, Ms Causer developed her love for art, but never had the artistic talent he had. Though not much of an athlete, she followed her father's love for skiing.
Ms Causer received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Colby Junior College and a certificate from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. In addition she attended art and literature classes at the University of Maryland and George Washington University.
With the exception of two years in Norway, Ms Causer spent most of her adult life in Washington, DC, first working for the federal government and later for a variety of private firms, including her own firm, System Consulting Associates, with her partner Cherie D. Jones. Her expertise was in systems analysis, design and implementation, the majority of her clients being civilian government departments.
Upon retirement, Ms Causer pursued her varied interests through her volunteering with many diverse organizations including the Kids Farm at the National Zoo, Knitting for Kids, Project Linus, the Textile Museum, Capitol Hill Village and her favorite, the USO, greeting soldiers, veterans and their families at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Later she moved back to Massachusetts to be closer to family.
Ms. Causer was predeceased by her parents H. Phillip and Eleanor Bates Causer and her sister Alison Freeman Causer.
She is survived by her cousins Bonnie Broe, Susan Parmelee, Kristine Broe of Scituate Harbor MA and Barbara Burk of Warrenton VA, and her aunt Ruth Bates of Weymouth MA also God children Katherine Welch of Wynnwood, PA, Michael Welch of Kittery Maine, Mary Tuck Welch of Cambridge MA and her longtime friend Elizabeth Welch of Marshfield MA.
There will be a private family service and in lieu of flowers, donations to honor Pamela may be made to the USO (United Service Organizations) – donations can be made on line or by 1800 876 7469 checks can be mailed to: USO Department US P.O. Box 96860 Washington, DC 20090-6860.
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