Pamela J. Oltman, 61, of Beatrice formerly of Lincoln passed away on June 7, 2024. She was born on January 11, 1963, in Omaha to Keith and Jean (Fisher) Chambers. She graduated from Beatrice High School in 1981 and in May of 1982 she married Michael G. Schroeder, they later divorced. Pam married Jimmie Lee Oltman in April of 1987 and they later divorced. She graduated from Southeast Community College in 1989 with an Associate of Science degree and in 1991 she graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family & Community Science. Then in 2003, Pam received her Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Throughout most of her working career, she served her community as a Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Therapist. She was also involved with local police and prisons. Pam was a strong advocate for the mental health services, especially those who experienced significant trauma or substance use or misuse. She enjoyed reading, doing research for her areas of interest, getting together with family and friends, and attending community events in either a professional or leisurely manner.

Her community involvement included Community Justice Group participant, Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition, LOSS team (Local Outreach for Suicide Survivors), Region V Trauma-Informed Workgroup, Association of Private Practice Therapists, Mental Health Volunteer for DR-592 in North Dakota (2011), Co-coordinator for Gage County Blood Mobile, United Way board member, Children's Theater board member Tri-Regional Foster Grandparent Program Conference participant, Governor's Conference on Violence and Youth participant, Respite Care planning team member Family Resource Center Agency council member and secretary, Network Council member, Agency Representative for United Way, Southeast Nebraska Coalition for Literacy member, Court-ordered supervised visitation supervisor, Nebraska Organization of Volunteer Leaders Conference participant, National Foster Grandparent Program conference participant, Governor's Conference on Community Service participant, Mayor's Senior Citizen Center Committee, Third Level Volunteer Management Program Workshop participant.

Survivors include her daughters, Tiffany (Mike) Kriz of Alberta, Canada, Brandy (Ron) Scheer of Beatrice; grandchildren, Sarah and Brandon of Beatrice; and sister, Diane Franks of Council Bluffs, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Keith II “Charlie” Chambers.

Services are pending with arrangements entrusted to Fox Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Beatrice.