Published: Dec. 1, 2018

pam penfold

Pamela Penfold (Hist’70), a Coloradan magazine editor for 24 years, including 13 as chief editor, died Aug. 27 in Boulder. She was 70.

An avid skier who covered the sport as a journalist before becoming the U.S. Ski Team’s first media director, Pam knew countless CU Boulder alumni of all generations through her magazine work.

Her innovations included the adoption of the Coloradan’s trademark slim format.

In retirement, Pam golfed, gardened and surrounded herself with animals, friends and family.

She wrote her own Boulder Daily Camera obituary, displaying wit and compassion. “Pam would certainly encourage all her family, friends and colleagues to enjoy a beer in her honor,” she wrote. “In lieu of flowers, she requested that you support causes in service to people in need of justice.”


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