In Memory

Pamela St. Clair (Rayburn-Wilson) - Class Of 1960

Pamela St. Clair (Rayburn-Wilson)

After graduating from Paris Pam relocated to the UK to attend a women's college or finishing school. Later on she met and married a man whose last name was Rayburn-Wilson, a famous British music conductor and composer (I think he did a score for one of the James Bond movies.) This marriage produced, I think, three children. At some date they divorced and Pam remained in the exclusive London neighborhood where they had lived for some period of time. Pam passed on January 1 2002. I think she is buried in the UK.
(info provided by Phil Davidson)

 



 
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07/07/13 04:20 PM #1    

Antonio R Janairo (1959)

There was a new "kid" who strolled into Garches from California and sported some eye catching and flashy stockings.  They belonged to Pamela St Clair.  But she quickly proved to be a solid citizen who contributed her wit and talents to PAHS.  That was my memory of her and remains so.  You will be missed.  Tony Janairo


10/20/13 04:05 PM #2    

Helen (Nickname Joy ) Stafford (Walkington) (1960)

Pam and I were very excited about seeing each other after so many years at PAHS.  Pam's home is in the beautiful village of Hemstead (GB).  We had a chance to talk and think back  about days of our lives and classmates.  She was very sweet and we had hoped to meet again when I returned to London.  Pam was planning to bring me to her favorite restaurant near her home and walk about Hemstead Heath Park.

I will miss her... we had more to say to one another...

Joy


11/25/13 12:24 AM #3    

Dean Phelan (1960)

It deeply saddens me to learn of her passing. Pam & I were real "Buddies" at PAHS. I vividly recall our one and only ""Official Date". It was a warm and sunny afternoon, in the summer of '58. Pam & I met in Paris, took a leisurely stroll down the Champs, holding hands, and ended up at a Pizza joint for lunch. I still have the photo I took of her on that beautiful and memorable day. She even made a notation in my yearbook regarding our "Pizza lunch".The last time we communicated was in 1998 when I called her in London. We "chatted" for well over an hour to go over our lifetime events for the past forty years..  My thoughts and prayers go out to dear Pam.

Dean Phelan

PAHS '60 


11/25/13 12:36 PM #4    

Lesley Olsen (Key) (1961)

I remember the warmth of Pam's friendship and the hospitality of her family when I stayed with them at weekends.  They were generous enough to host members of the PAHS Chorus whenever we had a big event and the dorm was closed for the weekend.  We practised the First Soprano (Pam) and tenor (me) parts for hours together in her room or while washing dishes in their kitchen. How lovely to be left with memories of music and kindness.  Au revoir, Pam.


06/13/14 03:59 PM #5    

Phil Davidson (1960)

have just recieved an update on Pam St Clair, PAHS 1960, from a sister in law married to one of Pam's half brothers Steven. 

Pam's actual maiden name was Ridgeway. Her mother's name was Suzanne Marshall, born in 1922 in Montana and married a man whose last name was Ridgeway (unable to so far find out his first name). Pam was born on April 11, 1942 in Bevelery Hills, California. At an undetermined date Pam's mother married Howard B St Clair, West Point class of 1939 and this union produced three children: Diane, Michael, Steven, along with Pam.

After graduating from Paris she relocated to the UK to attend a women's college or finishing school. Later on she met and married a man whose last name was Rayburn-Wilson a famous British music conductor and composer (I think he did a score for one of the James Bond movies.) This marriage produced, I think, three children. At some date they divorced and Pam remained in the exclusive London neighborhood where they had lived for some period of time. Apparently, the divorce was very tramatic for Pam and she began drinking too much and her appearance was somewhat dishevled. A PAHS classmate saw her during this time period and was shocked at Pam's appearance.

Pam passed on January 1 2002.

I think she is buried in the UK.

 

Phil Davidson        


06/14/14 03:29 PM #6    

Ben Sternberg Jr (1960)

Pam was definitely one of a kind, at her flighty best in Mr. Hull's English class.


06/15/14 02:51 PM #7    

Skip Sablitz (Wolters) (1960)

I remember Pam's devotion to our choir and Madrigal group and her considerable musical talents. She was always passionate about music. I'm very sorry to hear about her passing. May God rest her soul.

Skipper Joy (Sablitz) Wolters

 

 

 

 

 


05/08/16 01:34 AM #8    

Anne Hines (Reese) (1961)

 

So sorry to read this - I've thought about Pam often.  Remember seeing her in London in "61 or '62.  She gave me a note to give to Mr. Hull.  It read "Having a wonderful wish.  Time you were here".  She was pretty spectacular.  Rest in peace, Pam.

  


05/08/16 03:00 PM #9    

Pat Brady (Thurman) (1960)

I apparently have been M.I.A., as I was unaware of Pam's passing.  I remember being totally captivated by her uniqueness and obvious intelligence whenever we conversed.  A delightful challenge!  Always original, she began her comment in my yearbook with "Whee-ho, Bonehead!"  I am so sorry to read of her departure from us.  

Pat Brady (Thurman) '60

May 8,2016


05/09/16 12:16 PM #10    

Carol Dunsmore (Baker) (1960)

As I recall, Pam was (or at least I considered her to be) one of the most sophisticated members of our class.  I never saw Pam again after graduation, but am saddened that her life did not have a fairy tale ending.

Carol Dunsmore Baker (60)

 


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