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Pamela Joan Darrow Lux
December 31, 1950–June 11, 2010
Pamela Joan Lux, age 59, of Center Junction died Friday, June 11, 2010 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Services were held at 10:00 am Monday, June 14, 2010 at Goettsch Funeral Home in Monticello. Rev. Cindy McKenzie officiated at the service. Friends called from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Monticello. Interment was at the North Madison Pioneer Cemetery at Center Junction.
Surviving are her husband Jim; her children Matthew (Julie) Lux of Cascade, Mark (Jennifer) Lux of Williamsburg and Sara (Tim) Bartels of Baldwin; five grandchildren, Jenna and Jacob of Williamsburg, Alyssa of Cascade, Anna of Baldwin, and Brett of Cascade; two sisters, Gloria Dirks and Donna Soper, and a brother John Darrow. She was preceded in death by her parents; father John Darrow and mother Helen Hoyer; and step-father Ed Hoyer; maternal and paternal grandparents.
Pamela Joan Darrow was born December 31, 1950 in Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of John and Helen (Rollf) Darrow. Pam was a 1969 graduate of Olin High School. In November of 1969 Pam and Jim Lux were united in marriage in Galena, Illinois. Later the couple renewed their vows at the Castle Grove Catholic Church with Father Lewis McDonough.
Pam started working at the Monticello Nursing and Rehab in 1974 before retiring in 2009.
She was among the first women members of the Center Junction Fire Department.
Pam took great pride in her grandchildren, her flowers, and her home. She enjoyed camping, mushroom hunting, fishing, her cats, the Jones County Fair, and following her Iowa Hawkeye teams. But the thing she treasured most was the time she got to spend with Jim, her children, and grandchildren.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 18 June 2010

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