Pamela Redsted Markey

Profile Updated: May 8, 2019
Residing In Independence, MO USA
Occupation Semi-retired
Children None
Three grand-nieces: Lena, 16 years old & Cora, 10 years old, Lily Rose 6 years old.
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Enjoying retirement. Do work part time about 15 hours a week. Keeps me young and active.

Still playing pickleball and volleyball on a regular basis. Will be going to Des Moines, Iowa (my home town) in June to play in a senior's pickleball tournament at the high school my mom graduated from, only now it's a new building.

Still occasionally preach as a Christian lay person. Always enjoying doing that when the opportunity arises. Preached a couple of weeks ago and it went very well.

Love watching my grandniece, Lena, play volleyball with the Elite Volleyball Team (club volleyball) as well as varsity volleyball in high school. She has been on the varsity team since her freshman year. She is a sophomore right now.

Cora, is learning to play golf. She loves it. She is only in the learning stages but hopefully someday I will get to watch her play. She is going to learn to crochet. I gave her crochet lessons for a birthday present. Perhaps we can crochet together some day.

Lilly is learning to play soccer. She is so cute on the field running after the ball but really has no clue what to do with it after she gets to the ball.

After 50-years of debilitating migraines, they are now under control. I take a monthly injection of Aimovig. It has reduced my migraines down from 18 a month to about 8 or 9.

School Story

I don't have an exciting school story. I did not have many friends and was not a good student. I do remember participating in intramurals, which I loved. I flunked typing and Latin but did very well in human science, history and biology.

Pep Club was fun and so were the football games and basketball games.

My favorite classes were few but included Mr. Good's biology class and Mrs. Elliott's human science class.

I remember Mr. Chambers sleeping through his Civics class and spitballs flying around everywhere.

I remember being embarrassed in Mrs. Strong's music class in 9th grade because we had to sing mandatory solos and I couldn't (still can't) carry tune. She stopped me in the middle of the song and asked me sit down. I couldn't sing but I sure could write a good research paper.

As I reflect back on my high school years realizing that memory is reconstructive, I guess they were not so bad afer all. There were good times and bad times.

Who are you looking most forward to seeing at the reunion??

I would enjoy seeing the few friends that I had in high school. I hope that Mary Jeanne Clark Whittar and Linda Hansen can make it.

Most of all, it is always nice to talk and to see everyone. All of the reunions have been good and I know our 50th will be outstanding.

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Left: Pam Redsted Markey & right, sister Jan Shomin at a Pickleball Tournament, Feb. 2009
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I'm the church pianist at the church that I attend. This church is the oldest church in Jackson County, MO. Established 1832.
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Friday volleyball friends. I'm holding the volleyball.
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Friday night volleyball friends. We're still playing every Friday night.
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Kansas 50+ games, September 2009. Pickleball womens doubles, bronze medal. My sister, Jan, was my partner.
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February 2010, Independence, MO, 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament, gold medal (1st place), mixed doubles division. Tom is my partner.
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My sister, Jan, and I posing with a silver medal for the women's doubles pickleball tournament. We won second place in our bracket, which qualified us for the finals. The tourament was 9/15/2012 in Blue Springs, MO.
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My sister, Jan, and I posing with a silver medal and a bronze medal. We placed third in the women's doubles finals in the pickleball tournament in Blue Springs, Mo on 9/15/2012.
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Gold medal for our bracket in the mixed doubles tournament in Blue Springs, MO on 9/15/2012. Bill is my partner. Played like we were out of our minds against good players. Qualified for finals and placed fourth.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Acting goofy. We can still be sexy at our age--knee braces and all--and be medal winners, too. Chorus line here we come! Womens divisional medal winners at tournament in Blue Springs, MO 9/15/2012.