Pamela Jane Gaunt, 71, of Fort Valley, VA, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Blue Ridge Hospice Care Center in Winchester, VA. The funeral mass will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock, VA. Interment will occur at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. A vigil will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at St. John Bosco Catholic Church with a Rosary Service to be held at 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Gaunt was born January 20, 1943, in Latrobe, PA, daughter of the late Harry and Cecilia Johnston of Latrobe. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1965 with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education. She taught in Glen Burnie, MD; Alexandria, VA; Newport, RI; and at the University of Maryland as a specialist in reading education.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, John Gaunt; her three sons, Andrew Gaunt and his wife, Michelle of Dallas, TX, and their sons, Hayden and Mason; Jonathan Gaunt of Gainesville, FL; and Alexander Gaunt and his wife, Hilary of Strasburg and her son, Zackary. She was preceded in death by her sister, Judith Bates.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John Bosco Building Fund, 315 N. Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.