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Stevens fills "superhero" role as mother

Compiled by Laurie Stone

Your name: Pam Stevens

Your job: Secretary/ Education Director at Southside Church of Christ

Your age (date of birth): 44 — Sept. 9, 1960

Your hometown: Roswell.

Your family: Husband, Terry 44; Daughter, Carlee 14; Sons, Lane ,16, Shelby, 13 and Colton, 11.

What do you think of Portales?

“I love it! We moved here 10 years ago after living in Roswell all our lives, but we call Portales our home.”

What do you visualize your life being in 10 years?

“Hopefully, I’m doing exactly what I’m doing now. Grandkids are a possibility, but it’s difficult for me to think along that route.”

Tell us about your parents:

“My father, Louise Kendrick, is 78 years old and my mother, Bobby Kendrick, is 73. They live here in Portales, having moved here from Mississippi a few years ago. They’ve been married for 56 years and worked hard to raise seven children. They’re a great inspiration to me.”

Who is someone you admire in life? Why?

“I have many people I emulate. Besides my parents, I admire my sister, Becky Flen, who is the principal at Steiner Elementary. She worked hard to get where she is today. Also, I look up to the women at my church, they are an example to me and role models for my children.”

What is your favorite smell?


What would you like printed on your gravestone?

“Heaven bound.”

What’s your favorite song?

“Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaun.”

Tell us about your spouse:

“Terry and I graduated from Goddard High School in Roswell in 1978. We never dated in high school and hardly spoke. We married in 1985. He’s a very hard worker and is currently in the Army. He’s one of the most patriotic men I know.”

What is your greatest hope?

“That my children will be successful in whatever they perceive success to be and that they will always have a close relationship with God.”

If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place?

“I’d make sure everybody had shelter, enough food and an opportunity to go to college if they wanted it.”

Tell us about your greatest accomplishment?

“Having four wonderful children.”

When you were a kid, what did you think you’d be doing as an adult?

“I didn’t think I’d have four children, that’s for sure. I thought I would have a writing career and live in New York City.”

Tell us about a happy time in your life.

“When my children were born.”

Tell about a time when you were nervous.

“When I had my thyroid removed two years ago. I mean, we’re talking cutting a neck open!”

If you could be a superhero, what would your name and powers be?

“I’m a mom — aren’t I already a superhero?”

Name one thing you like about yourself. Why?

“I’ve been blessed with a sense of humor. It makes life a lot easier and not too serious."