Pamela Sue Kuder, D.D.S., 65, of Pittsboro, North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
She was born in Berea, Ohio on December 21, 1952, to the late Clara and Walter F. Kuder, Jr. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her partner of 10 years, Ken Trout, and two brothers, Walter Frederick III “Fritzi” and Vincent Kuder.
She is survived by her two children and their spouses, Travis Meuten (Alice Baker Meuten) and Janelle McDonald (Ian McDonald); siblings, Austin Kuder, Cindy Kuder, Angie Kuder-Hulligan, Sheila Daugherty, Debora Burnett, and Adrienne Kuder; and numerous nieces and nephews.
At 15, Pam moved to Seville, OH to live on her Aunt Beatrice and Uncle Carl’s horse farm. She graduated from Cloverleaf High School in Lodi, OH and then attended The Ohio State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in botany and a doctoral degree in dental surgery. While in dental school, she met her former husband, Donald J. Meuten; they eventually settled in Pittsboro, NC, where they raised their children. She ran a private dental practice in Cary, NC, taught techniques in veterinary dentistry at NC-State University, and also notably donated her time to help treat dental issues in exotic animals, working with the Carolina Tiger Rescue and The North Carolina Zoological Park throughout her career.
Pam will be remembered for her energy, productivity both at work and at home, her love for competitive trail riding, and reverence for the woods. She thrived on creating a beautiful world to live in and loved sharing her world with others. For anyone that knew her well, you will likely have a fond memory of her that is unique to your friendship with her. We encourage you to cherish those memories as you remember Pam.
In lieu of gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the Audubon Society in Pam’s honor.
To receive details regarding her memorial service, please email your contact information to PSKmemorial@gmail.com.