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PAMELA ZAJDEL Pamela Christenson Zajdel, age 61, cherished mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away July 17, 2013, in Hayward, Calif. Pam was born Nov. 27, 1951, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. We will all miss her wonderful smile, the twinkle in her eye, and the great times we had when Pam was nearby. Pam grew up in northeastern Ohio, where she was active in the choir and was the most enthusiastic cheerleader for the Green High Bulldogs. She graduated high school in 1970 and went on to obtain an associate's degree from the University of Akron in 1973. Shortly thereafter, she met Bob Zajdel, to whom she was married for 37 years. Pam completed her higher education graduating with a BA degree in liberal studies from California State University Hayward in 2004, at the age of 52, with a 3.9-point grade point average. Pam dedicated her vocational career to working in economically disadvantaged schools. Her associates loved Pam's commitment to the students and valued her friendship greatly. Pam enjoyed gardening and excelled at karaoke, at least in her own mind. Pam is survived by her parents, Howard and Virginia Christenson of Henderson; husband, Bob Zajdel of Castro Valley, Calif.; son, Jason Zajdel, his wife, Linda, and their children, Vanessa (Votisek), Zoe and Christopher of Fremont, Calif; and daughter, Shana Zajdel of San Jose, Calif. She is also survived by her brother, Glenn Christenson, his wife, Ande, of Henderson, and their children, Amy Christenson Fasano, her husband, David, of Chicago, and Tim Christenson of Henderson. Services were previously held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Nathan Adelson Hospice Bonnie Shreck Memorial Complementary Therapies, 4141 Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119 or Nevada State College Scholarship Program, 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002.

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