Pamela Klatt

Pamela at WhistlerPamela E. Klatt  passed away at her home in Kenmore, WA on August 31, 2009, after an eighteen month battle with lung cancer.

Pam was born on March 6, 1946 to Robert and Dorothy Klatt, and was goddaughter of Senator Henry M. Jackson.  Spending her childhood in Everett WA, Tillamook OR, and Seattle, she attended Cascade and Shoreline High Schools; Shoreline Community College; and University of Washington, majoring in English literature/sociology.

Pam-5She married Ron Ehlenberger on March 16, 1995 in the Waipio Valley of Hawaii.

Pam had a diverse professional career.  In her 20’s she booked rock and roll bands and was a  co-owner of Far West Entertainment.  Later she was a product manager for the development of communication equipment for the handicapped and other electronic products.  In her late 30’s Pam changed direction and began working in the field of environmental planning, by 1991 was the head of the Environmental Sciences Division of Harza Northwest.   In 1999, Pam opened the Washington State office of Meridian Management Inc. of Anchorage, AK.  In 2001—she founded Meridian Environmental with her friends and colleagues Eileen McLanahan, and George Gilmore. She remained as President of the company until taking leave at the end of June.  She was a past Northwest Hydroelectric Association board member.
Pam is survived by her husband, Ron Ehlenberger of Kenmore.  Her daughter Kandice Kelly of Seattle.  Her brother Rob Klatt and wife Michelle of Renton and her two sisters, Debra Klatt and Erin Klatt and niece Kayla of Perth, Australia; stepmother Anne Griffiths, also of Perth; son-in-law Mark Enebrad and wife Lynn, grandsons Colby and Conner (who always brought joy to her life) of Buckley.  Goddaughter Stacey Stanford of Everett.
There are many nephews, nieces, and cousins across the country, including Beverly Lasecki of Waukasha WI, Kathleen Hockmuth of Reno NV, Gary Anderson of Arroyo Grande CA, and Jim Klatt of St. Louis MN.

Pam is preceded in death by her brother Ricky Klatt and her mother and father.

A  private celebration of her life with friends and family will be held in early October.

Special thanks to Virginia Mason Clinic for the superior and dignified medical care that helped extend her life and to Providence Hospice of Seattle for the care, support and guidance given to both Pam and her family.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.


6 Responses to “Pamela Klatt”

  • Roger R. Nagarkar says:

    My deepest condolences to Pam’s family … I am very sorry for your loss.

    Roger R. Nagarkar
    Meridian Management, Inc.
    Anchorage, Alaska

  • Marc Wicke says:

    Pam was an amazing woman who was loved by everyone who knew her. It was truly an honor to have had the opportunity to know her, work with her, and learn from her. She is deeply missed.

  • Keith Binkley says:

    I have never met anyone like Pam. She was a perfect blend of class, style, intelligence, compassion, and humor. She set a great example of how to be in this world.

  • Bruce Meaker says:

    It was an honor to have known Pam for many years as a fellow NWHA Board member, strategic consultant on the Jackson Project Relicensing, and as a dear friend. Her warm spirit is missed.

  • Ellen Hall says:

    Pam had the most beautiful smile and most infectious laugh of anyone I’ve ever known. She was such a pleasure to work with. I miss her so much!

  • David says:

    I have the greatest respect for Pam and was very sorry to hear about her passing away. It was an honor to know Pam for many years since the Harza Northwest.

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