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Pamela Councilman

09/11/1948 - 12/10/2018
Service Date: 12/20/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Sossaman Estates Ward, 8161 South Power Road, Queen Creek, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona

Pamela Jeanne Councilman passed away suddenly on the morning of December 10, 2018 due to a pulmonary embolism. She was 70 years old.

Pam was born September 11, 1948 in Mesa, AZ to Jerold John and Christeen Nielsen Hall. She enjoyed growing up close to her grandparents and had many cousins nearby. A favorite summer tradition was going to the Nielsen Family Reunions near St. Johns, AZ. She graduated from Westwood High School in Mesa, attended Mesa Community College, and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1970 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

She received a teaching job in Southern California and taught with the Centralia School District in Buena Park for 38 years. She mostly taught 1st grade and developed wonderful relationships with her students and co-workers.

Pam met David Councilman at a singles ward family home evening activity and they were married on June 4, 1977. They have one daughter, Carrie Anne, born May 16, 1979.

Pam has been a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has served in many different callings in the church – mainly in Primary and Relief Society. She loved our Savior, the gospel, and her family. She always thought of others before herself and often looked for ways to serve.

Pam is preceded in death by both her parents and her brother, Darwin Hall. She is survived by her husband, Dave; her daughter and son in law, Carrie and Tyler Allen; five grandchildren, Abigail (16), Andrew (14), Alexander (14), Benjamin (10), and Tanner (6); 2 sisters, Marsha (Paul) Snow and Jerrilyn (John) Wilcken; sister-in-law, Terri Hall; and many nieces and nephews and their families, who she adored.

There will be a viewing on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. The funeral will be on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 10:00am at the LDS chapel on 8161 South Power Road, Queen Creek, Arizona. There will be a second viewing at the chapel one hour before the service at 9:00am. The burial will then follow services at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona.

The family is overwhelmed and grateful for all the love, prayers, and service that has been shown at this time.


  • Jean Alldredge Smith

    Another fine person who has passed away. She will be missed, I’m sure. My sister, Diana, went to Westwood High School w/ Pam and I went w/ her sister, Marsha, to westwood, also. Fine family.Very nice people. My sister and mother, June, will be attending the funeral. My health prevents me from doing so. Sorry to hear of her passing.

  • Roman and Nancy Darien Family

    We moved into the 28th Ward in July 1975 and a few months later, Jerold Hall became our Bishop-all of the Halls loved Pam so much-she did it all-she graduated from BYU, traveled to Europe-taught school-married became a mother and we remember her so much for taking her mother to the bank and Fry’s on the 1st Wednesday of each month when we senior citizens can get 10% off. Surely there is a great reunion going on with all of the Nielsen and Hall families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Roman and Nancy Darien

  • Steve and Barbara Rummler

    Barbara and I were blessed to have Pam touch our lives. Many great memories of her love, devotion, and service continue to bless us. She was a faithful member of the Anaheim 3rd Ward, contributing in any way she could. Although her career was in California, her heart seemed to be in Arizona, and many conversations included family there. David and Carrie please accept our heartfelt condolences!!!

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