• Goodbye, Dear Friend

    Death is never easy; coping with the death of a dear friend is an unbelievably hard thing to do.

    No matter what I asked or when I asked it, through the years Pam Niblett has done it for me. If I needed help with a recording, Pam did it. If I needed a back up singer, Pam picked up her guitar. We did radio shows together, and we wrote historical productions together. The word NO simply was not in her vocabulary when it came to any favor that I might need.

    When TU was still just an idea that Stacy and I were hammering out in our minds, Pam Niblett was here, ready to do anything that we might need her to do, including becoming our singing chef.  That was Pam.

    Many of you knew Pam personally; many, many more of you knew her as a radio personality. Yes, Pam and the Ham opened our mornings for years and in Ric’s and my case, made early mornings for two confirmed night people much more bearable.

    Last week, we came to a place that none who knew Pam wanted to be, and today here at Texans United we have no choice but to say a final goodbye to Pam Niblett who fought a long, hard fight with that beautiful smile on her face until the very end.

    And so, we bid you a final goodbye, dear friend. You take a little piece of all of us with you.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    7 Responses to Goodbye, Dear Friend

    1. Shawn Tucker says:

      Fredda, Thank you for this post here. Pam was such a blessing. Very caring in her own ways, in which i came to understand. She was a sweet heart. Thanks for do this tribute to Pam… Shawn

    2. Wanona Scheriger says:

      I know you and many will miss her greatly. So very sorry for your loss.

    3. Glynda Day Lane says:

      During the 1990’s I worked with Nurse Helen Arnold for 7 years in the Occupational Health Dept. at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility in Boulder, CO. I was shocked when I saw her obituary picture in The Comanche Chief a few years back. It was then I learned her connection to Comanche- her daughter Pam Niblett. I never had the opportunity to meet Pam. My condolences go out to all her friends & family. It is indeed a very small world.

    4. Todd says:

      This is way late and I am sorry that I did not try to locate Pam sooner. I had the pleasure of working with Pam at KBOC in Bridgeport when I was fresh out of school and it was my first radio job. The tribute I just read pointed out that Pam never said “no”, and that was true for me also. She always had time to give me pointers, help me with anything she could and was an all-around genuinely good person. Not alot of those left, which makes her passing even more tragic. If you never met Pam and want to know what kind of person she was- she is the kind of person that someone who worked with her 21 years ago would still try to look her up to see how she was doing, hoping that life had been good to her. She was also the only woman I ever met that actually had eyes that sparkled, not a cliche’, her eyes actually had a sparkle.

      • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

        What a great memory. Thank you so much for sharing.

        • Todd says:

          No, thank you for such a nice tribute to Pam. She really was a gentle soul. I remember that one of the things she used to get a laugh out of was watching her friends reactions everytime she introduced one of them to me. Whenever I heard ‘Todd, could you come out here for a minute ?” I already knew what was going to happen. I was a yankee that had just moved there from California, had hair almost down to my waist but was blessed with what Pam called “Awesome pipes” ( laughing ) that made me sound much older and more wordly then I was since I was the news guy for the morning show ( I also was the evening disc jockey ) Her friends would ask if I was single and mention that they wanted to meet me and she would laugh and tell them to come by the station. I got used to the look of shock, surprise, then laughter as they figured out what she meant when she told them “He is ABSOLUTELY NOT WHAT YOU ARE EXPECTING.” I got to hear “Dang, I didn’t ‘cpect Ya’ll to look like that!” more times then I could count, followed by “How come ya’ll don’t talk like a yankee on the air ?” But as much fun as she had with it, she never once, not for one minute, ever gave me the impression she treated a 23 year old metal head at a country station like myself any different then she would have treated the Governor of Texas. I never felt like anything but an equal ( in the radio business, I was certainly far from her equal ). She truly was just a good, decent, caring human being.

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