Pam Colbert

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Pamela (Pam) Colbert received the gracious gift of eternal life on December 14, 2017. Pam was born in El Paso, Texas on May 15, 1959 to Larry and Joyce Groves. The family moved to Minneapolis and then to Fargo where she graduated from Fargo North High School in 1977. Pam continued her education at UND and graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice. After receiving her paralegal degree in Boston, she attended the University of South Dakota at Vermillion and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree. While attending law school in South Dakota, Pam met and later married Dr. James (Jim) Colbert on September 3, 1988. Pam went on to practice law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and eventually joined Jim as Office Manager in his dental practice located in Union Grove, Wisconsin. During this time Pam gave birth to two sons, Marcus and Sean who were her pride and joy as well as the focus of her life. In 1996 the family relocated to Fargo, North Dakota to be closer to family and friends. Pam was very active in her church and community, teaching Sunday school, confirmation, and serving on various boards and committees including Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead. Pam enjoyed life on Big Cormorant Lake where she was known as the “Hostess with the Mostest” at the “Colbert B&B”. As far as Pam was concerned, her music could never be loud enough, the laughs could never be long enough and her love of family and friends could never be strong enough. Pam’s faith in Jesus was the light of her life and her source of hope and comfort. She will rest in the arms of her savior forever and ever. Pam joins those who have gone before her including her father Larry, Grandparents and many beloved family and friends. She will be greatly missed by Jim, Marcus and Sean, her mother Joyce, sisters Paula (Dan) Wilson and Sarah Groves, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends. Visitation will be Monday December 18 from 1:00 – 2:00 at Boulger Funeral Home with a Prayer Service at 2:00. Following the Prayer Service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the downtown Radisson from 4:00 – 7:00. On Tuesday December 19 visitation will be held at Cormorant Lutheran Church, Lake Park, MN beginning at 1:00 followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent in honor of Pam to Rape and Abuse Crisis Center at PO Box 2984, Fargo, ND 58108-2984 Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. Online guestbook at:

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you lifted up in prayer Jim and family.
    Our love,
    Ken and Vicky Levene

  2. We are so saddened by the passing of Pam. Our strength and prayers to Joyce, Jim, Marcus, Sean, Paula and Sarah.

  3. Pam will be deeply missed but never forgotten. We will treasure our wonderful memories. Love, Jodi and Dale Haug

  4. Our deepest sympathies to sons, Marc, Sean and husband, Jim. Hoping there is comfort knowing your mother/wife is in the arms of Jesus in Heaven. Such a beautiful person inside and out, taken much too soon.

    Hamilton Family,
    Kristin, Barry, Maren, Gus, and Anders

  5. Our deepest Sympathy to you Jim and your boys. We are so sorry for your loss. May God be the source of your strength. Our thoughts and prayers for Pam’s family and friends.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim, Marc, Sean and the rest of the family. My heart is broken to lose such a good friend. Her faith was strong and I know she rests in peace. Pam was one of the nicest people I have ever met. The world was a better place with her in it.

  7. So very sorry for all family & friends for the loss of Pam Colbert. She will be missed. She and your family were wonderful neighbors on Big Cormorant. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Colbert family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember when Pam worked at the dental office, and she always had a smile on her face! Thinking of you all.

  9. Sending love and prayers to Pam’s family. May you find peace and comfort in all your cherished memories. Max and I have great memories “crashing Christmas eve” at the Colberts.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pam was a joyful, kind and generous person. I am glad to have been her friend. I have many wonderful memories of Pam and will find comfort in those. I pray that you will too.
    ~Kara Olson and family

  11. Pam was an amazing person, pure goodness and generous. I know she had a remarkable life and I am so lucky to have had a part of her in my life. She will be missed very much by all. Jim, Marc, Sean and all family, you are in our thoughts and prayers,

  12. So sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I hope your happy memories of her will help you get through tis difficult time.

  13. Jim, Marc and Sean,
    I was so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. I have so many fond memories of visiting with her and your family when we lived next door. She was an amazing lady and I know how much she will be missed.

  14. Dr. Jim and family, You have my deepest sympathy and condolences during this sorrowful time. Pam was light, joy, happiness, laughter and love. Please keep memories of her close to your hearts and carry your memories with you wherever life takes you. God will get you through this by shining his love and compassion down on you. Godspeed.
    Susan Cook

  15. Dr. Colbert and family, I am praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies.

  16. Dr. Colbert and family,
    I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your dear Pam. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God comfort you in your loss.

  17. We love you, Pam! We are so sad to see you go, but comforted to know you are at peace in Heaven. Our continued love, prayer and thoughts go out to Jim, Marc, Sean, Aunt Joyce, Paula, Sarah and the rest of the extended Colbert/Groves families and friends. God bless. Much love, The Charlotte Stichters (Mamie, Kevin, Hank, Massey, Maggie & Sam)

  18. Jim and family, We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Pam was always so warm and welcoming and greeted everyone with a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Lee and Sue

  19. Oh Jim, I just found out that Pam passed away and our family is absolutely heartbroken for you and the boys. She was such a spark of lightness in her life and during our interactions with her at your practice – just a wonderful lady through and through. When we received your letter saying that the practice had been sold we had hoped it meant that you and Pam were retiring and able to enjoy some time together without the obligations of work but that was not the case. We send our love to you during this difficult time and say that Pam will be greatly missed by so many people and was well loved. We will also miss seeing and interacting with you and the Office Staff. If there is ever anything we can do for you please do not hesitate to give us a call. Hugs to you and the boys.

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