Jan. 21, 1926-Aug. 7, 2017
TRACY — Services for Dorthey Mae (Evans) Pamp, 91, of Tracy will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tracy United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the church with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service to follow. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Saturday. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery in Custer Township west of Tracy. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorthey passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, surrounded by family at her home.
Dorthey Mae (Evans) Pamp was born Jan. 21, 1926, in Garvin to Roger and Lola (Mottinger) Evans. She attended country school at District #72 on land that her grandfather had donated, and later attended Tracy High School. Dorthey was very athletic and enjoyed playing baseball when she was young. On Feb. 14, 1942, Dorthey married William “Bill” Pamp in Tracy. They farmed near Slayton but later moved to the Evans’ homestead where they continued farming. The Evans’ homestead has been an active family farm since it was settled in 1868. Dorthey and Bill raised award winning Columbia sheep and Chester White hogs. During their early years, Dorthey and Bill were square dancers and enjoyed roller skating. Dorthey was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, and served as Worthy Matron. She was a 4H leader and one of the founding ladies of the Wheels Across the Prairie Museum. Dorthey was a member of the Tracy United Methodist Church since Dec. 2, 1951. She also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was able to trace her ancestry back to the Mayflower. Dorthey enjoyed sewing and was a very talented seamstress. She also worked with her daughter-in-law for over 30 years at Prairie Designs.
Dorthey is survived by her son Doug (Melanie) Pamp of Garvin; grandchildren: Carl Pamp, Jason Pamp, Benjamin (Kate) Pamp and Sarah (David) Brakke; great-grandchildren: Lana and Boden Pamp, and Booker Evans Brakke; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill Pamp, and son Charles Pamp.