Pamela Joan Shute

March 27, 1946 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 73)


Pamela J. Shute died peacefully at her home of natural causes in Seattle, WA on Sunday, February 23, 2020; she was born on March 27, 1946 in Globe, Arizona to Jacqueline and Douglas C. Shute.


She is survived by her son Joshua Bosse, granddaughter Nadia, sisters Debbie McCullough and Nancy (John) Wigton, nieces/nephew Theresa, Michele, James, and a bounty of friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Douglas B. Shute.


After growing up in Globe and Scottsdale, Arizona, she moved to California and eventually settled in the Seattle/Bellevue area of Washington.  She was a gifted Graphic Design Artist, talented Calligrapher, and accomplished Executive Director. She was also a passionate lover of music and art, with a special affinity for the works of Georgia O'Keeffe as well as blown glass creations.       

Pamela was known in her neighborhood as “Zia-Nonna” which loosely translates to “Aunt-Grandma” in Italian because she was embraced as part of so many families. Her love and kindness was effortless and easily shared. Her laugh and mischievous humor was enjoyed by all who knew her. Pamela saw the light, humanity and warmth in those around her. She has filled our hearts and her absence will leave a void deeply felt by her community.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future; however, given current events, may not be scheduled until April.

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