Pamela (Case) Simas (1953-1997)


Dec 16, 1953 – Dec 29, 1997

Pamela Jean (Case) Simas died Monday, December 29, 1997, of complications from breast cancer. She was 44.

The loving wife of Vern Simas and mother to Brad Mills, Drew, and Rachel Simas; the loving and precious daughter of Walt and Shirley Case; loving sister to Bryan Case, all of Napa; and Steven Case and family of Vacaville.

She was born December 16, 1953, at George Air Force Base Hospital in Victorville, California. Her parents were stationed there in the Air Force. After a short period in Bermuda, she spent most of her growing years in Vallejo.

In 1968 the family moved to Napa and Pam graduated from Vintage High School in 1973. She worked at Instrumentation West in Napa for 13 years. When it closed, she went to work as assistant manager and then manager of the Faireways at Silverado Country Club. Pam, Vern and children have managed the Fairways, a condominium assocation, for five years.

She enjoyed crafts, camping, traveling, skiing and mothering lots of kids, relatives, and friends. She was the center of all family activities. No matter how sick, she made sure she went to all her children’s activities.

She is survived by her husband Vern; sons Brad and Drew; stepdaughter Rachel, all of Napa; her brothers Bryan of Napa and Steven and family of Vacaville; her grandfather Matthew Vincent and wife Hazel, and uncle Matt Vincent, all of Benecia; aunts Norma Holcomb of Golden Valley, Arizona, and Maxine Walters of Blackfoot, Idaho; uncles Bill Case of Sacramento and Carl Case of Galt; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

Visitation was held January 2 at the St. Apollinaris Catholic Church, with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. A memorial service was held January 3 at St Apollinaris. Arrangements were under the direction of Richard Pierce Funeral Service.