Pamela J. Anderson-Courtain

Born: Sun., Sep. 13, 1959
Died: Tue., Nov. 24, 2009

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Pamela Jean Anderson-Courtain - a resident of Ontario, Oregon and former resident of Pendleton died on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Reedsport, Oregon. She was 50 years old. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 4th, 20099, at 1:00 PM at Burns Mortuary chapel in Pendleton, Oregon, followed by interment at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. Following the interment, friends are invited to join with the family in the Fellowship Hall of the Pendleton Free Methodist Church for a potluck and gathering. Contributions in memory of Pamela may be made to Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Pam was born on September 13, 1959 in Torrance California. Her family moved as needed for economic reasons, as so many families did in those days, eventually settling in Bullhead City, Arizona. Pam attended Mohave High School in Bullhead City. One of her first summer jobs was working at the Grand Canyon where she did a multitude of tasks for the resort. One reflection, that she always shared, was that whenever she would go to the rim and look down, she would have to drop to her knees and crawl away because she was so scared of heights. Pam's family moved to Pendleton, Oregon, in 1977, where she met her husband of 27 years, Patrick "Pat" Anderson, who died in 2006. Pam worked at the Eastern Oregon State Hospital and then for Nova Industries, and managed two mental health care homes and facilities in the Pendleton area after the state hospital closed. Pam, as a matter of routine, often thought of others rather than herself. Pam would bring a client home, who didn't have family, for Christmas Eve. Other family would also be at their home and one of Pat and Pam's friends would dress up as Santa Claus and gifts would be exchanged, thus bringing joy not only to their family, but to someone way less fortunate. Pat and Pam had two children, Ryan Patrick January 10, 1982 - January 18, 1982 and Debra Dawnielle July 15, 1987 - . Having an only child, Pam was a devoted, loving mother who desired to see her daughter succeed. Debra would describe her childhood experience as the best one could have because of her mother Pamela. In every aspect of what a mother should be, Pamela was that and more. On June 18, 2009 Pam married Wayne G. Courtain in Vale, Oregon. Pam was a member of the Pendleton Kiwanis Club before she moved to Ontario, Oregon. She enjoyed participating with this group and volunteered numerous times preparing and serving soup at the Salvation Army. Pam joined the Malheur County Search & Rescue team as a certified rescue diver and was beginning to train with the canyon rescue rope team. Pamela's hobbies included; cooking, motorcycle riding; SCUBA diving, crabbing, gardening, playing DVD movies endlessly, and being creative with arts and crafts. One of Pam's favorite pastimes was caring for her many pets. She had four cats Indy, Ana, Necko, and Mama, one basset hound Josie, and was even training the squirrels in her back yard! Pam also donated a lot of time cleaning the side of freeway in the Pendleton area with the Baha'i Faith. Pam is survived by her husband Wayne Courtain at the home in Ontario, OR, father Joseph Frazell of Northridge, CA, mother Mary Jo Adams of Laughlin, NV, daughter Debra Dawnielle Anderson of Monmouth, OR, step-son Wayne Courtain Jr., and step-daughter Barbara Courtain both of Pendleton, OR, brothers Joseph Frazell of Laughlin, NV, and Jerome William Frazell of Tri-Cities, WA, sister Debra May Young of Le Roy, IL, grandchildren Wyatt Doran Mentzer and Charley Rose Mentzer both of Pendleton, OR, extended family Kathy and David Hartley of Pendleton, OR, Terry and Teri Sanderson of Biggs, OR, and Betty Anderson of Pendleton, OR, nieces and nephews; Daniel Young and Holly Young of Le Roy, IL, Jacob Frazell and Brandon Frazell of Laughlin, NV, Jessica Lynn Frazell of Denver, CO, Nicole Maria Shatz of Tri-Cities, WA, Joseph Ryan Frazell of Boise, ID, Tiah Devin of Arlington, OR, Tyan Swanson of West Linn, OR, Talia Sanderson of Molalla, OR, and Jacob Hartley, Hailey Hartley and Shannon Hartley, all of Pendleton, OR.

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Norm Collins
   Posted Tue December 01, 2009
I want to offer our condolences from the Malheur County Search and Rescue.

Jamie Dotson
   Posted Tue December 01, 2009
Your family is in our prayers. Mike and Jamie Dotson Malheur Co. Search and Rescue Dive Team

Christine Eakin
   Posted Wed December 02, 2009
Barbara and I worked together at D & B when I read Pamelas obituary I had just seen Barbara in the grocery store, I had no idea that her Mom had passed. Barbara my prayer are with you.

Gary McClellan
   Posted Wed December 02, 2009
I did not have time to get to know Pamela in Malheur County Search & Rescue, but I wish to offer my condolences to the family.

Fred and Karen Overlin
   Posted Wed December 02, 2009
Wayne, Our deepest condolences. You and Pam seemed to be the perfect couple. So very sorry for your loss. Fred and Karen

Danny Cone Malheur County Sherifs rearch & Rescue
   Posted Wed December 02, 2009
My depest heart felt sorrow for your loss. I didn't have the chance to know Pamela but I know she was such a wonderfull person & gave a lot back.

Sheri Harvey Sixbery
   Posted Wed December 02, 2009
I went to Junior High and High School with Pam. I remember her well, and with fond regards. I don't know what happened, but hope she didn't suffer. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Dale and Cheryl Cruson
   Posted Wed December 02, 2009
We just knew Pam briefly but took an immediate liking to her. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wayne, and Pam's family.

Bob & Kim Speelman
   Posted Thu December 03, 2009
Sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. Our thoughts are with you. Bob & Kim

debbie hearn
   Posted Thu December 03, 2009
dearest debbie; this is for you and your family, i used to babysit you when you were very small and i really loved your mom and dadgod bless them both now i hope that you will become a great person just like your mom was and lived by her zest for life

Glenis and Joe Hamm
   Posted Fri December 04, 2009
Debbie, We will always carry your Mom and Dad in our hearts. We love you as we loved them. Your Mom loved you very much and was proud of you. She could be a fierce force when it came to loving you and keeping you safe. We will miss her. Joe and Glenis

Debi Keen
   Posted Fri December 04, 2009
So sorry for the family. Met Pam just once, but by her friendly smile and her gentle spirit can tell that she will be missed by all who knew her.

Malheur County Sheriff's Office
   Posted Fri December 04, 2009
Pam will be missed in the Malheur County Sheriff's Office SAR. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. If you need anything all please contact us. Sgt Bob Speelman

Spencer Headley
   Posted Fri December 04, 2009
Wayne, My Heart is with you my friend. I can not walk in your shoes, however I will walk beside you. Share your burden with Jesus Christ and He will lift you and grant true PEACE to your soul.... Love you, Spence

Patricia & David McKeone
   Posted Fri December 04, 2009
Dear Wayne, Debi and Family, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind." Tim 1:7 May the Peace of Christ be with you, your family and friends, Pat and Dave

Don & Sharon Jackson
   Posted Fri December 04, 2009
My dearest Wayne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Debi, not only today, but in the days to come. Keep your hand in the Lord's honey, find comfort in his love, and turn to him when your sorrow overwhelms you. We love you, Don & Sharon

Jessica Peterson
   Posted Fri December 04, 2009
Debbie, Your mother was a beautiful person who was full of life, love and happiness. You are a lot like her in many ways. I send my love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. I love you beautiful!

The Kindred Family
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
Thoughts of sympathy are being sent to you and your family during this sad time. Please know that God is the Great Comforter Ps.147:3 and is there with each new day to give support. Pam touched the lives of others and will be sadly missed.

Lola Tieman Hutchison
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
My most hearfelt sympathy goes out to Pam's family and friends. I knew Pam back in Junior High and High School here in Bullhead City, AZ. She was a beautiful, free spririted young girl and I have very fond memories of her. It sounds like she had a wonderful life and was truly a beautiful person inside and out. She will be greatly missed..Lola

Kathy Kelly
   Posted Thu December 10, 2009
Pam Anderson as I knew her back in the early 80's was one of my dearset freinds when I lived in Oregon. She was fun, funny, and generous. Her devotion to her family was boundless. We lost touch over the years but I thought of her often. She will be missed. I am a better person for having known Pam.

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