Pamela Vick 's Bio

Pam has lived in New Mexico for the past thirty years but is a Texan at heart and grew up in the Hill Country of Texas.  She is a fifth generation Texan.   Her mother, Reba (Pool) is a retired teacher, and her father, Connie Strickland, is a retired executive pilot and banker.  She has two sisters, Susan and Penny, and a brother Alex.   Her two sons are Andrew and Robb, and she has five Ray children of her late husband’s.  That accounts for a bunch of grandchildren and soon a second great grandchild! 

Pam retired from the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range, which is the “birthplace of America’s missile and space programs.”  She was the administrative assistant to many of the Commanding Generals, and for the last five years before retiring was the Chief of Protocol.  She says it was fascinating working at such a historical place that is still testing programs on the cutting edge of many technologies for DOD, NASA, foreign allies, and other civilian organizations.  For the past ten years Pam has been on the Board of Directors of the White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation.  Her husband, Austin, is a White Sands Missile Range Hall of Fame member. 

Pam began learning about genealogy research in 1999 with her Strickland family because her great aunt and a cousin had done a lot of that work in the 1980’s.  The Stricklands had been in this country since the late 1600’s.  It didn’t take long before she really “had the bug” and is currently working on more family lines than she ever dreamed possible.  

Pam’s husband’s Vick lineage: Austin Lafayette9, Louis Lafayette8, Lafayette A.7, William Martin6, Richard5, Giles4, William3, Richard2, Joseph1.