Pamela J. (Nelson) Harter, 60, Hays, died Friday, June 22, 2018, at her home.

She was born April 5, 1958, in Salina to Maynard E. and Barbara (Hamilton) Nelson. She grew up in Salina and was a 1976 graduate of Salina High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina. She moved to Hays in 2008.

She was a sales associate for Target and also worked for Dollar General.

She enjoyed her cats, doing crafts, watching TV soap operas, her trips to Colorado and Utah, and her family.

Survivors include two sons, Ryan Harter and wife, Allison, Aurora, Colo. and Nicholas Harter and wife, Kylie, Eagle Mountain, Utah; her companion, Robert Windholz, of the home; three brothers, Rick Nelson, Florida, Steve Nelson and wife, Ruth, Kentucky, and Mike Nelson and wife, Gypsy, Salina. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd Hays, KS 67601.

Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Humane Society of the High Plains in care of the mortuary.

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