(1939 – 2008)
Whether you spoke to her from across the state or from across the room, when Pam Carter responded, “Good Morning,” you knew she meant it. In fact, every morning was just a little brighter when Pam was in the Extension office to greet you. Maybe it was her beautiful smile, or her positive attitude, or her great problem-solving skills, or her wonderful organizational skills, or her good judgment, or just her willingness to help you with your concerns, Pam was there to make your day more pleasant and productive.
Pam Carter was born on May 4, 1939, and graduated from Monrovia High School. She attended the North Alabama College of Commerce and took business management courses at Alabama A&M University. Pam was one of the original secretaries hired when Alabama A&M University received funding to create the 1890 Extension program in Alabama.
In 1980, Pam joined the Cooperative Extension Service under Auburn University to work in the Madison County office. There, Pam served as the head secretary until 1995, when she became the Administrative Assistant in the North Alabama Regional Extension Office.
Though Pam retired in 2002, she continued to assist in the regional office until 2006. Pam was an outstanding performer: punctual, dependable, and accurate in all her work. Besides working for Extension, Pam loved her garden, reading, decorating, and handiwork. She was an avid Alabama fan and loved telling Auburn jokes. Most of all, she was a devoted sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She often talked about her daughter Stacey and enjoyed visiting her son Carey and her two grandsons in Birmingham.
Pam Carter died on August 10, 2008, and left many in Extension and in her community regretting the loss of such a beautiful friend.
To honor her for her excellence, we are proud to inscribe the name of Pamela S. Carter on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 522