Pamela Mae Babcock
1953 - 2016
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Pamela Mae Babcock May 24, 1953 - May 11, 2016 La Jolla Pamela Mae Babcock was born in Tacoma, Washington, to James Alfred and Patricia Marie Babcock. The family moved to San Diego in 1964 and they settled in La Jolla where she and her younger brother, Jimmy, were raised. In the early 70's, she worked the summers at the Del Mar racetrack. Pam became the first woman allowed' to work the private Turf Club, serving Desi Arnaz, Harry James and Telly Savalas. A natural salesperson like her father, Pam sold advertising for the Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento. She returned back to the San Diego Convention Center where she earned many sales awards.The love for sales and food brought her to a successful catering career. One of her events was a private party honoring Lucianno Pavarotti, who asked her to prepare his special diet of grilled scallops, the only way he preferred them on a hibachi while wearing white gloves. She happily obliged. The sport she couldn't resist was boxing. She had a private meeting with her favorite boxer, Mohammad Ali, in Las Vegas. She always remembered what he told her, "The Will must be stronger than the Skill". That meeting lead to catering many fundraisers in the boxing world such as Larry Holmes vs the Chargers and other events the boxer held. In the 80's Pam's adventures took her to the sea, where she lived aboard a beautiful 44' motorsailer named the Hem Kara Hem', in taking from the Swedish roots of her mother means Home Sweet Home'. Pam's creativity abounded when she traveled to Soreze, France. An art heaven' where she created her first painting. From there she became hooked on painting and travel. She took art classes in Italy, Mexico, La Jolla's Athenaeum and most recently returned from Cuba.Licensed for many years in the insurance industry, she found more joy in selling beautiful twisty necklaces' that she discovered on her travels to Provence, France. Pam found a niche and created Babcock Imports to sell necklaces and other jewelry to boutiques. Pam led the Neuropathy Support Group of San Diego for many years. She was a member of the La Jolla Garden Club, International Pen Women of La Jolla and the Rolls Royce Owners Club. Pam was honored to follow her mother's footsteps and was a standing member with the wonderful ladies of Club Altura. Pam's artistic talent showed through her daily life. She was a very talented creator who saw things differently. You would be blessed to receive one of her custom birthday cards with pressed flowers inside, along with a whimsical poem.With her beautiful smile and infectious laugh, she will always be remembered by those she met. This is truly a loss for all of us. She was predeceased by her mother, Patricia, and her father, James. She is survived by her brother, Jimmy, and his wife Michele, Babcock; niece, Britton Babcock; and nephew, Brandon Babcock.A Celebration of Pam's life will be held on June 17, 2016, at 11 am at Torrey Pines Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Dr. North, La Jolla. A reception to follow at La Jolla Country Club, 7301 High Ave, La Jolla. Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ lajollalight .

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Published in La Jolla Light on Jun. 9, 2016.
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Celebration of Life
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October 8, 2016
I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in reading Revaluations 21:3,4 which brings a much brighter future.
June 21, 2016
Rest in peace, Pam--the world has lost a bright and radiant light!

LJHS 1971
Tina Bennett
June 17, 2016
dear jimmy and michelle my friend jody birse in san diego sent me the notice and i wanted to say how much bill and I were saddened with the news it seems like such a short time ago we lost pat.. Pat and Pam had such a great relationship fun fun..my fondest memory of pam was her catering bill's surprise 50th birthday party at my home 1988 despite the sudden rain and moving prep into garage it all came off to a great event and pam's upbeat get it done came thru!!I always get a smile when I think of those days way back then Lenora Shaw
lenora shaw
June 16, 2016
Dear Pam:

Jimmy called me the other day and I knew in my heart, that the news he was about to tell me would not be good.

You have gone to a place far away, the place where we use to talk aboutover the rainbow.

I miss you so much already and will continue to do so for a long time, but eventually, we will meet again at that rainbow.

In the meantime, I will keep my fishing pole tip up and my lines tight.

Your fishing buddy,

Cindy
Cindy Wilson
June 15, 2016
We will always remember her ready smile and laughter. She will be deeply missed. We send her family our sincere condolences and may she be resting in love,peace and joy.
Collan, Romy and staff at Active Rest
June 15, 2016
To the family I am so sorry for your loss. May you have Peace and comfort from the memories you have of her.
B. M.
June 14, 2016
We were saddened to hear the news. Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. (Psalm 18:2) ~ Nicky and family
June 12, 2016
Pam brought that beautiful smile, infectious laughter, and sparkling enthusiasm to every event and activity of the La Jolla Garden Club. She will be deeply and dearly missed.
Linda Ryan
June 12, 2016
Please accept my deep felt sorrow about your great loss of dear Pam. My family and I express our sincere sympathy. Lilo Miller
Lilo Miller
June 10, 2016
YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN . WITH LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY WHO WILL BE MISSING YOU UNTIL RE-UNITED .
CHERI TABB
June 10, 2016
My deepest sympathies for the loss your loved one. May the God who gives hope fill you with all joy and peace by your trusting in him during this time of sorrow. -Romans 15:13
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