April 27, 2017

Pamela R. Verhasselt

April 13, 2017

Pamela R. Verhasselt, 53, of Rohnert Park, Ca. passed away on Wed. March 29, 2017 while being treated at University of California, San Francisco Medical Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Pamela was born on March 18, 1964 at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, Cook County, Illinois and is the daughter of the late Marcia (LaDew) Verhasselt, and Gerald Verhasselt.

Pamela began her early school years at Berkley Elementary Grade School, Arlington Heights, Illinois and completed grade school at Highland Elementary, Hayward, CA in 1978, then attended Bret Harte Middle School and Hayward High School graduating in 1982. Next, she attended San Francisco State University, 1982-1985 graduating with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in French, and in 1985-86 a B.A. in Economics. She next began her career in the Insurance and Investment Business with Northwestern Mutual Life, earning additional licensing as Charter Life Underwriter (1997), Charter Financial Consultant (2001) and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (2009).

One of her special hobbies was instructor in the California Motorcyclist Safety Program 1986-2006 teaching beginner motorcycle riding and operation training and in the process became an accomplished motorcyclist herself.  She also loved dogs and over the years her favorite was with several Labrador Retrievers.

In addition, Pamela was an active member at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Rohnert Park, as well as a member of Rohnert Park BNI.  A breast cancer survivor, Pamela participated in many fundraisers, including her favorite annual Catwalk for a Cure.

Pamela’s best moment and crowning achievement was adopting her daughter, Brianna, on May 14, 2008 at the young age of seven. Brianna is now a sophomore at Credo High School in Rohnert Park, CA.

Pamela is survived by her daughter Brianna, siblings Jill (Verhasselt) Wolk, San Jose, CA, Chelsea, San Jose, CA, her father, Gerald, Pebble Beach, CA.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Marcia (LaDew) Verzi.

A memorial mass will be held in celebration of Pamela’s life on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 1:00pm, at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Rohnert Park, CA.