Pamela Lee (Moore) Gillespie

Pamela Lee (Moore) Gillespie

It is with great sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of Pamela Lee (Moore) Gillespie, who slipped away from us way too soon on October 20, 2021. She was 66 years old.

Pamela was born on May 11, 1955 in Crescent City, CA to Robert and Eva Moore and was one of five siblings. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Del Norte High School, and later earned her Associates degree at College of the Redwoods in Crescent City. Pamela met the love of her life, Gary Gillespie, in high school and they married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in May of 1974. Gary and Pam later welcomed their two children, Scott and Lindsay.

Pamela held several work positions in the community over the years but her true passion and proudest accomplishment was that of a doting wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family was the center of her universe and she selflessly lived her life caring for others. She carried herself with grace, compassion, faith, intellect, and unconditional love. A natural beauty with a pure heart of gold. She was the mother that everyone dreamed of having and was always the last to sit down at the dinner table, ensuring every single person had everything they needed. She was the mother that never missed her children’s activities and sporting events, hosted countless birthday and slumber parties, and always packed a nutritional lunch. She would pick blackberries and apples in the backyard for hours in order to make the perfect pie, hung all the laundry on the line to dry, had dinner on the table every night, and always walked us out to our vehicles and waved as we drove away. She loved Hallmark movies, pretty Christmas cards, traveling to new places, a great bargain, and shopping for her grandchildren.

In her later years Pamela spent much time with her family on the Chetco River in Brookings, OR, one of her favorite places, and devoted herself to spending as much time as possible with her precious granddaughters whom she absolutely adored. We are grateful that she was able to spend the last few weekends of her life with her family, making new memories that will remain in our hearts and minds forever.

Pamela leaves behind her loving husband of 47 years, Gary; son Scott (wife, Tawnya); daughter Lindsay (wife, Linda); and granddaughters Nora and Nadia.

Although there are no words to truly articulate this loss, we take comfort in knowing how lucky we are to have had this woman in our lives and that she is always with us. Our beloved Pammy, Mama, and Grammy: May you rest in peace eternally in the Heaven of all Heavens , knowing that you touched so many lives and made the world a better place. We will miss you, honor you, and treasure your pure and beautiful legacy for the rest of our days. Rest easy and we will see you on the other side.

There will be no funeral services.

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