Let the memory of PJ be with us forever
  • 73 years old
  • Born on January 28, 1945 in Long Beach, California, United States.
  • Passed away on April 15, 2018 in Corvallis, Oregon, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, PJ Hunter, 73, born on January 28, 1945 and passed away on April 15, 2018. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Jean Nelson on 31st January 2019
PJ was so creative! Whenever Republican Women needed a design to sell wreaths or advertise a flag-waving event, PJ would create exactly what we needed! She was able to make the project interactive, which was so helpful in recruiting help for events. Wow,, how we miss her! Having her gone from us emphasizes to us how important it is to have dedicated people who are willing to give time and resources so that our events have a strong impact! PJ was so generous with her time and resources. She gave her best efforts toward strengthening our nation and our community. Her lasting legacy is one of love and service. Jean Nelson, past president Benton County Republican Women
Posted by Jean Nelson on 21st August 2018
Wonderful friend…dedicated club member…tireless worker…creative contributor. Words cannot adequately express the many attributes that PJ brought to Benton County Republican Women. Our hearts are heavy with grief as we remember that she is no longer with us. We deeply miss her smile and her love. PJ made BCRW a positive force in the community with her rare talent and dedication. • We were proud to ride on her beautifully designed floats on July 4 and Veterans Day. • As our graphic artist, PJ created and maintained BCRW’s informative, beautiful website. • For programs and events, for meetings and the County Fair, and for socials, PJ’s posters and pictures made everything special. • A true patriot, PJ made sure that our military and America were always properly honored with banners and signs. • She taught history to the community with her library displays for Presidents’ Day and Constitution Day. • PJ was a great fundraiser. She designed beautiful political and patriotic buttons for BCRW to sell. • When PJ’s health began to fail, she devoted her limited strength and the vast majority of her time to BCRW and the Benton County Republican Party. PJ’s wonderful husband Garland was protective of her, but supported her in giving her energy to BCRW's patriotic activities. Garland knew how important these activities were to her. PJ was a true friend to everyone in BCRW. She was gracious and careful of the feelings of others. Her loving spirit and strength were a combination that inspired all who knew her. DEAR PJ, THANK YOU for your true friendship and your great example! WE LOVE YOU! Members of Benton County Republican Women look forward with faith to that great day when we will be resurrected and reunited at the feet of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We will embrace each other and praise the Lord for His sacrifice that heals all wounds and dries all tears. Until then, dear PJ, know that your memory lives bright in our hearts.
Posted by Barb Fahy on 11th May 2018
Dear Garland and family, We met P.J. in the Spring of 2017. The increasing divisiveness between the 2 political parties prompted us to reach out for some honest and constructive communication. P.J. arrived at our first meeting, of course wearing flip flops. This was her first outing following her cancer treatments. She shared that she was briefly delayed because she had to jump start her car. P.J. was well informed on issues and freely expressed her views. It was delightful that we were able to come together and have such an open, honest, and respectful conversation. Over the course of a year, additional Republican women joined our group and we have developed sincere and caring friendships. She never missed a meeting and expressed how she sincerely enjoyed the challenging conversation and laughter. We treasure our flip flop buttons, and P.J. will always be with us. With love, Hannelore, Barb, and Pam
Posted by Caregivers Of Mrs. Combs on 5th May 2018
Dear Pam, May our loving thoughts and prayers reach you. As the caregivers of your mom, we are blown away by the news that you are not with us anymore. We will always remember the kindness that you have given to each of us and your warmest smile. You have our greatest appreciation from our hearts to all that you have done to us. You brought love, inspiration, laughter, joy, loyalty, and generosity whenever you came and visit all of us at Long Beach, CA. We deeply miss you, but we know that somewhere in heaven you are the angel of our lives and the happiest soul there can be. We love you so very much! Loving you, Nida Mercy Zayna Precy Lyra Lea Elvie Florence Elizabeth
Posted by Robert Bending on 3rd May 2018
Possibly the most kind lady I've ever met! As a friend of her son Matt, from the first time I met Pam she welcomed me with that warm smile that never seemed to leave her face, and no matter how long it had been since I had seen her she always made it feel like it was just yesterday. Thank you so much for always being so warm and welcoming Pam! We have all been blessed to know you, you are and always will be missed with fond memories. See you on the better side Pam!
Posted by Darwin Bauer on 28th April 2018
Pam was my employee at The Gift Hutch in the late seventies to mid eighties and it was there that she met Garland and they eventually married. She was a working business partner from 1985 to 1991 at Ambiance Unlimited in Corvallis and a silent partner/investor for another 20 years after that Most importantly she was a wonderful friend for over 40 years and I will never forget her beautiful big eyes, sweet smile and her fun easy going personality I am so grateful she and I talked on the phone in early February since we hadn’t spoken in several years Busy lives and a thousand miles can make those “catching up” phone calls too infrequent. I did not know she was having health issues and she didn’t mention it I am so thankful our last conversation ended with “Luv Ya’s” Thanks PJ for enriching my life and so many others lives as well! Luv Ya Darwin
Posted by Monica Anderson on 26th April 2018
Rest In Peace, that’s what they say...you fought the battle, and you were winning, I guess everything that happens is meant to be, but I sure do miss you, our late night conversations and your upbeat demeanor. Man, this is rough, still not real, my heart is broken and I feel for Garland and your family. I will never forget ya, and your grandson, Ty, we both hold you in our hearts. Love ya Gram
Posted by Sara Gelser on 24th April 2018
I am heartbroken to learn of PJ's passing. I met PJ through her work with the Benton County Republican Women nearly 15 years ago. Even though I was a candidate/elected official in the other party, PJ always greeted me (and my children!) with kindness and an open heart. I have long admired the beauty she brought to her work and the community through banners, color and design. More importantly, I admired her giant smile, outgoing nature, commitment to the community and magnetic kindness. Our community will feel her loss and so will I. To PJ's family-- thank you for sharing her with us. She made everything better.
Posted by Jason Hunter on 23rd April 2018
I honestly believe the world lost one of the most amazing,caring and genuine person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. You had a way of making everyone feel special. I will miss you horribly and you will always have a spot in my heart. I love you and will remember you my aunt......thank you for being a part of my life
Posted by Ellen Sisson on 17th April 2018
I really miss you Mommy. I tried to keep busy but whatever I do , your beautiful face still popping out in my brain especially when I sleep at night. I can hear your voice saying “I love you guys!” Every time we talked on the phone and I say “Hello Mommy”! And you always respond back “ Hi! How are you ? “ I missed those voice . I’ve been looking all our selfies together and I can’t count them because there were too many ! And you never complain taking selfies with me anywhere we go. You are very sweet and such a happy person that’s why I guess we really get along. I felt like I’m just having a dream but I know you are in a better place now and watching over us. All of us and all your grandkids will be missing you! Opening presents on Christmas Day and playing Gestures with you and Monopoly with the kids is so fun. Thank you for all the love and for being my second mom. We love you forever Mommy! May you rest in Paradise.
Posted by Matthew Sisson on 17th April 2018
I can't believe you are gone.. I hope that you are in a better place and one day, we will all be back together to enjoy it with you. Thank you for all of the love and happiness you brought to our lives. Your memory will be cherished and your joy will be missed for the rest of my life. Until then.. We will see you on the other side. Say hello to Grandpa for me. Love you Mom!!!

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