Pamela Faith Gusland

  • "Pam, I am sitting here thinking of you. I miss our "chats"..."
    - Pamela Galloway
  • "Oh my dear Pam...I just found this looking you up to say Hi..."
    - Elizabeth Gray
  • "On the 1 year anniversary of your passing, I remember the..."
    - Joyce E
  • "I just found out about Pam and I'm heartbroken. I sent her..."
  • "Never forgotten... still thinking about you and missing you!"
    - Brynn

Dr. Pamela Faith Gusland

After a long battle with metastatic breast cancer, Dr. Gusland died on April 5, 2017 at the age of 69. She spent her final days at her peaceful home in the Sierra Foothills. Dr. Gusland (Pam) was innately compassionate. She dedicated her life to a career of helping others. After several years of teaching special education, Pam transitioned into counseling with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Denver. For over thirty years, she helped hundreds of individuals transform their lives through her private practice in Southern California and later in Northern California, where she served the Auburn community for the past twenty years. Pam was born in Chicago, Ill. and created lasting memories during her moves throughout the country. Some of her favorite memories were of sledding in Alaska, bodysurfing in California, and camping in the mountains with her husband and Old English Sheepdogs. She loved to be active with friends and family, but you could just as easily find her alone with her beloved books, reflecting on art, or expressing her faith and gratitude through writing and photography. She was a strong, inspiring, multilayered soul. Pam was the daughter of the late Erna Gusland and was preceded in death by her father Gilbert Gusland. She is survived by her husband John Greding, son Colin Connor (Jenna), grandchildren Cara, Emerson, and Beckham Connor, sister Heather Principe (Ed), brother Cory Gusland (Anne), and loving nieces, nephews, and friends who will all miss her heart of gold and infectious smile. Pam's family will hold a private gathering to spread both her ashes and her mother's ashes. Because Pam fully supported medical research and bravely took part in clinical trials, it is encouraged that donations be made in honor of her to The .
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Published in Auburn Journal on July 21, 2017
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