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Pamela Jean Wilson

Tyler, Texas

Jul 24, 1945 – Jun 8, 2020


July 24, 1945
June 8, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Pamela Jean Walker Wilson of Tyler, Texas, passed away on June 8, 2020, after a long illness. Pam was born in Hannibal, Missouri, on July 24, 1945, to Raymond Walker and Helen Sparrow Walker Brustad. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Bernie Brustad; stepmother, Madge Kelly Walker; and her beloved Gramma, Clara Sparrow.

Pam grew up in Anaheim, California, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in German and a postgraduate teaching certificate from Cal State Fullerton. One of her fondest memories was working at Disneyland in California. After moving to Conway, Arkansas, in 1980, she embarked on a long career in research and technical writing, with many happy years spent in public television with her friends at AETN (now Arkansas PBS). In retirement, Pam loved writing, research, playing with her cats, and Bible study. Most of all, she adored being Grammy Pammy to Haddie and Huck Foshe.

Left to cherish Pam’s memory are her twin daughters, Michele (Jim) Vaughn and Heather (Erin) Wilson; goddaughter Rachel (Tony) Foshe; and Haddie and Huck Foshe. She will be missed by a wealth of family and friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to her longtime home health nurse, JB Berringer, and to the nursing staffs at Christus Mother Frances, UT Health Tyler, and Hospice of East Texas.

The family will hold a private ceremony at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or the charity of your choice.

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Sorry for Michelle and Heather"s loss. Losing a Mother is difficult. May you be comforted with love and peace from our Heavenly Father. I am cousin by marriage, Kenneth Sparrow's wife.

She was my 1st cousin. I stayed with her when I(we) went to CA. Surprisingly they put up with us. She had a sharp tongue and I was the benefit of it a lot. When nit came to brains in the family she got them all and left none for me.Out of the immediate family Pam and I were the only ones left. Now we are down to one. I will miss her. Given the state of this country and the world, she is in a far better place.

So sorry for your loss Heather and Michelle. Im sure she was a fine lady.

My deepest sympathies It is difficult to lose a mother. They have taught us so many life lessons. May you cherish the memories Louise Satterfield.

I knew Pam through AETN at Conway. I initially thought she was a quiet person, but it turned out she was quite the wit. I'll miss her humor. Her presence was missed after she left AETN, and I will think fondly of her now. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to her family.

I pray that she has found peace and comfort. Sending hugs long distance to yall.

Pam was one of the sweetest and most caring people I have ever known. With a brilliant mind and a sharp wit, she always knew exactly what to say no matter the situation.