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Pamela Wimberly Aug. 5, 1951 ~ Feb. 10, 2014 Resident of Richmond Pamela peacefully passed away in her home after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who became known to her friends and neighbors as "Nana Pam." Pamela was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her family relocated to California in 1968, finally settling in Los Angeles. Pamela graduated from John C. Fremont High School in Los Angeles. She attended Laney Junior College in Oakland before starting her professional career at the University of California Press in Berkeley which spanned a period of 42 years rising from the rank of Office Clerk to Director of Administrative Services. Pamela had a generous heart and a loving spirit that lived to assist others within her neighborhood of Richmore Village Metropolitan Square, City of Richmond Community Services, and the University of California Press. She served on the board of the Richmore Village Metropolitan Square Neighborhood Council, Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council, Richmore Village Metropolitan Square Crime Watch, National Night Out, Richmore Village Annual Block Party, and the University of California Press Employee Development Funds. She coordinated the University California Press Annual Hurt Book Sale along with her annual office supply drive for disadvantaged schools. Pamela touched many lives with her generosity, positive outlook on life, concern for others' well being and embracing and enjoying every day to the fullest. Happiness radiated around her to everyone, and she always showed a positive attitude toward everything. Surely Heaven will be enhanced through her grace. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. Pamela is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ronnie Wimberly, Sr., her daughter Shannon Starzyk, son Ronnie Wimberly, Jr., grandson Vincent Starzyk, grandson Jacob Starzyk, granddaughter Jessica Starzyk, siblings Ken and Tyrone Ball, mother Emma Jean Dorton, stepfather Tommy Dorton, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and many beloved friends. Her family, extended family, and her black Labrador Jackson were her pride and joy. Pamela's final bedside request was a memorial service in the spring. A celebration of life honoring Pamela has been planned for May 3, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation made in her honor to the . The Wimberly family would like to acknowledge and thank everybody for their love and support, especially during Pamela's final days at home. Wilson & Kratzer 510-232-4383
Published in Contra Costa Times on Feb. 23, 2014
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