×

Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory

1510 West First Street, Ankeny, IA

OBITUARY

Pamela Ann Gushee

July 22, 1949May 31, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Pamela Ann Gushee, age 70, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First Street Ankeny, IA 50023). A Facebook live stream of the funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the Animal Rescue League.

Pam was born on July 22, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio, to James and Thelma (McCoy) Meeker. She was united in marriage to Arlinn Gushee on June 7, 1986. Pam worked at the Living History Farms as an administrative assistance, retiring in 2008.

Pam enjoyed crafting from her home, watching HGTV and couch sitting with Chip, her dog. Going shopping, especially thrifting and cooking were also some of her favorites. Pam loved family gatherings and entertaining friends and family, where she could bake up desserts for all. Spending time with her grandsons were some of Pam’s most precious memories.

Pam is survived by her husband, Arlinn Gushee of Ankeny; children: Melissa and husband Scott Rogers, Joshua and Sara, all of Ankeny; sister, Barbara Meeker of Ankeny and her two grandsons: Aiden Rogers and Jayevion Harris. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Thelma, along with many aunts, uncles and extended family members.

Thoughtful condolences and memories may be shared with the Gushee family on Pam’s page at www.ankenyfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 4, 2020

    VIEW VIDEO

Memories

Pamela Ann Gushee

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Lexi Wood

June 5, 2020

Arlinn and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Pam was a beautiful lady inside and out. I am so grateful to have met her and gotten to know her. I always loved our great conversations every 2 weeks. You are all in my thoughts.

craig Block

June 4, 2020

Arlinn so sorry to hear about Pam. I just saw this today and sorry I wasn't able to attend the visitation last night. I have fond memories of both of you coming into my office and the many chats we had.

Melinda Carriker

June 4, 2020

Praying for comfort for all of Pam's family and friends. I first met Pam at Living History Farms. I loved stopping in at the office at the end of a work day to talk, and laugh, with Pam. She was always a bright spot in the day and has been missed since she retired. When I think of Pam I can still hear her voice and her laugh, and see the twinkle in her eyes. She was a very special lady and I feel honored to have had the chance to know her.

Linda Arvidson

June 3, 2020

Arlinn and family,
What a loss...I’m so sorry.
Pam was a great job-share at Living History Farms. She was a hard worker and always dependable . I have so many memories from the good times we had together. She will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.
Hugs, Linda Arvidson

Joyce Schneider

June 3, 2020

Arlinn and family, I am truly sorry to learn of Pam’s passing. I have such fond memories of Pam and our deep conversations at the Veteran’s Wheelchair Games. Pam was such a sweet, loving and caring person. We always looked forward to spending time with the Gushee family at PVA activities. Pam will be missed.
With Love, Joyce and Jon Schneider

Jody Kivell

June 3, 2020

Arlin so very sorry for you're loss..mom and dad are welcoming her to heaven..they always spoke very highly of her and loved seeing you both..my prayers are with you and your entire family
Jody

Marilyn Long

June 3, 2020

Arlinn, I am so sorry for your loss. Although I didn't know Ann personally, that she chose to spend her life with you speaks to her wisdom, intelligence, and thoughtful caring. Peace to you and yours.

Ron Sampson

June 3, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss, Arlinn. Pam was such a positive force, wonderful person...and true friend. She will be missed by many.

Ron sampson

Linda McMahon

June 2, 2020

Arlin and family,

We are sorry to read of your loss. We will keep you and yours in our prayers.

Betty Boller
Linda McMahon

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY