Pamela "Pam" A. Chamberlain
Pamela Anne Chamberlain was born the first of six children to Anna Lou and Rodney Chamberlain in Morrison, Illinois on November 18th, 1946. As the eldest of five daughters and her younger brother, she was like a second mother to the other children in the household.
After graduating from Sterling Township high school in 1964, Pam pursued a nursing education at Swedish American School of Nursing in Rockford, Illinois. She would complete her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Magna Cum Laude at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.
Pam enjoyed gardening, decorating her home, making friends, the blessings of her family, travel, the outdoors, and her cats.
As a registered nurse, Pam practiced in Fort Collins, CO; Cheyenne, WY; and Boise, ID in clinical, administrative, and long term care positions. Her calling was assisting the disadvantaged with encouragement, education, and professionalism. As nursing supervisor for the Terry Reilly Boise Clinic, Pam cared for the homeless and indigent without healthcare resources. She finished her nursing career by running the employee clinic for Federal Occupational Heath in Boise.
Pam faced the diagnosis of ovarian cancer with a resolve to recover, relying on the love of her friends and family and trusting in her Lord. Last year Pam learned that cancer would take her life. On August 2nd, Pam passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her sister Sandy, her husband Geoff, her daughter Vanessa, and her son Todd.
Pam is survived by her mother, Anna Lou Chamberlain of Sterling, Illinois; sisters LuAnne (Mark) Chamberlain of Phoenix, AZ; Rosemary (Russ) Whitaker of Sterling; Cassandra Meiners of Sterling; Eugenie (Pedro) Olalde of Sterling and her brother, Joseph (Sue) Chamberlain of Aurora, IL.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Pam's name to the Pam Chamberlain Memorial Fund, at any Idaho Central Credit Union branch.
A memorial service for Pam will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Evangelical Synod Church, 11655 McMillan Rd., Boise. Remembrances may be left for the family at www.AccentFuneral.com.
Accent Funeral Home
1303 North Main Street Meridian, ID 83642
Published in Idaho Statesman on Aug. 5, 2014