Pamela Ann Viers
Pamela Ann Viers
January 29, 1955 ‐ May 29, 2020
Pamela Ann Viers, a music teacher and band director, passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2020 at the age of 65.
Pamela is survived by her beloved husband of 43 years, Dennis Alan Viers; loving and devoted mother of, Melissa (Susan) and Robert (Megan); loving and spoiling grandma of, Sofia, Liam, Elliot, and Gavin; and her brother, Gary Bassett. She is predeceased by her father, Howard Bassett; her mother, Georgia (Bassett) Kennedy; her stepfather, Walter “Bud” Kennedy.
Pam was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 29, 1955 to Howard Bassett and Georgia (Bassett) Kennedy. She graduated from The Miami University (Ohio) in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and worked as a general music teacher and band director for North Ridgeville City Schools for 31 years. On May 21, 1977, she married Denny, a fellow music teacher and band director and her college sweetheart. On March 5, 1980 and August 17, 1982 respectively, she welcomed her two children, who were the most important part of her life.
Pam was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and an avid musician. She enjoyed boating and fishing on Lake Erie. Pam had a passion for her students while instilling a love of music and impacted countless young adults. She played in the Rocky River and Bay Village Community Bands. She also played in the Naples Concert Band, Gulf Coast Big Band, Naples Big Band, and The Brassy Five Quintet as a skilled and intuitive trumpet player. She enjoyed her many travels to Jamaica and eastern Canada while wintering in Naples, Florida post retirement. She was a woman of faith and enjoyed her time contributing to the choir and bell choir. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, students, and all who knew her.
In lieu of a funeral service and flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to the North Ridgeville Band. A scholarship fund has been created in her name. Donations can be mailed to:North Ridgeville High School Attn: Band 34600 Bainbridge Road North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039
A celebration of life is to be scheduled towards the end of summer, conditions permitting. More communication will follow when available.