Pamela Sue Hightower 01/15/1951 to 11/09/2012 Pamela Sue Hightower went to be with the Lord November, 9, 2012, in Eureka, California. Pam was 61 years old. She was born January 15, 1951 to Burlon and Alma Hightower in Los Angeles, California. Pam came to Humboldt County with her family in 1961. She graduated from Arcata High School in 1969 and attended Humboldt State University. She excelled in athletics and set several records. She went on to work at Humboldt State for many years. Pamela was preceded in death by her father Burlon Hightower and her brother-in-law Charles Albert. She is survived by her mother Alma Sizemore of McKinleyville, CA, her sisters; Bev Albert of McKinleyville, Karen Hall (Tony) of Eugene, Oregon. Marilyn Rollins of McKinleyville, Mary Bartel (Scott) of Zainesville, Ohio, and brothers Robert Gatlin of Medford, Oregon, and Terry Gatlin (Brenda) of Marana, Arizona. Pam is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a host of life long friends including Stella Williams. Pam loved and was loved by many. Pam was also a member of the Inter-Faith Gospel Choir for 12 years. She had a beautiful tenor voice and loved to sing. She considered the members her choir family. Pam loved music and had a large collection of many genres. She was also an avid gardener and loved all aspects of nature. She spent many hours working in her vegetable and flower gardens. We would like to thank Pam's neighbors; Nona and Wes Ludwig and Patrick and Linda Evans for their love and help in making Pam comfortable and completing chores for her during her last days. Also thank you to Mary Schroeder for taking over the duty of looking after the gardens when Pam could no longer do so. Also to Adele Mipkau for always being there and assisting in any way that was needed. We would also like to thank the people at Hospice for their help and kindness and also the nursing staff at St. Joseph Hospital for their attention and caring throughout Pam's final days... Everyone who knew Pam knew her as a fighter, with a soft heart. She was kind, funny, possessed a quick sharp wit that was able to enlighten with a quick cut. Pam was not afraid to speak her mind. She spent her life seeking truth. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, 2012