Pamela Matthews
Pamela Matthews

Obituary of Pamela Kay Matthews

Pamela "Pam" Kay Matthews, aged 71, of Yakima, Washington, departed from this life on April 18, 2024, in Puyallup, Washington. Born to Kenneth William Matthews and Mable Linnabell Palmer on January 20, 1953, Pamela was a figure of great warmth and friendliness, embodying a compassionate spirit that drew people toward her.

Her surviving family members include her sister Jody Davison (Jeff), brothers Kurt Anderson (Tina) and Kent Anderson (Kim), sisters Cheryl Amundsen (John), Judy Vogel (John), Lisa Anderson, and Cindy Matthews, sister in law, along with a host of cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pamela was preceded in eternal rest by her parents, her sister Linda Diane Matthews, and her brother Mikel James Matthews.

A devoted student, Pamela attended the Taet School For the Disabled in Tacoma, Washington. With a talent for the visual arts, she dedicated much of her life to drawing and painting, cultivating her skills to share her pictures with those she lived. Pamela also found pleasure in the simple joys of gardening, a pastime she shared with her late mother, particularly in the harvest and preservation of green beans. Music brought her immeasurable happiness, and she delighted in sharing dance with her loved ones at home.

Pam loved all she came in contact with and lead every interaction with a warmth and openness that took most by surprise. Once they had a Pam “hug” they were a friend for life. She will be missed for her unique way of emphasizing her words “don-ch-know”, the sweet patting of her cheek when she felt love and the joys of opening gifs at birthday parties and Christmas.

A funeral service to celebrate Pamela’s life and legacy will be held on May 4th, 2024, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, situated at 13420 94th Ave. SE, Puyallup, WA. Curnow Funeral Home in Sumner, WA has the honor of facilitating the arrangements.

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