Pamela Sue Rush Ackley

May 13, 1951October 31, 2010

Pamela S. Ackley passed away October 31, 2010 at her home in Dallas, TX. Pamela was born May 13, 1951 in Hutchens, KS to Bob & Freda Rush. She married the love of her life, John, June 21, 1975 and moved to Dallas in July of the following year. She became a High School English Teacher at Bishop Lynch H.S. in 1978, where she also served as head of the English Department until leaving in 1976. As an active member of University Park UMC, Pamela was much involved with her Wesley Covenant Group and she was a member of the Dallas Museum of Art. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Milo Rush. Pamela is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, John Ackley; sons, Robert E. Ackley & James T. Ackley; granddaughter, Brooklyn Ackley and many friends. Pamela was an energetic loving woman who loved her family and community. A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 4, 2010 at University Park United Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75225, with Rev. Leighton Bearden officiating. Family request any donations are made to: UPUMC Building Campaign, mailed to the above address. Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.


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Daniela Robledo-McCreary

March 24, 2011

Dear Ackley Family,

I just got my BL Reflections magazine in the mail today and was shocked and saddened to read about the passing of Mrs. Ackley. She was my English teacher in the 80's and you guys lived across the street from me on Wallbrook. I used to think it was so cool to have my teacher living across the street from me. She was so kind, always smiling and boy, did I learn so much from her and enjoyed being in her class. I am sure words can not replace your loss. I am sure she is smiling down on all of you and one day you shall be reunited. Thank you for sharing this wonderful lady w/so many of us in the BL community. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Pam & John Norman

November 7, 2010

November 6, 2010

David & Virginia Perkins

November 5, 2010

John and Family,Please know that our Prayers and Thoughts are with you all, We are so sorry for your loss, God Bless and give you all strength in this time of sadness.

Kathleen Tarantino

November 5, 2010

Dear Ackley Family,

I was so sad to hear of Pam's passing. She was such a gracious, friendly, kind and thoughtful woman, who warmly welcomed our family into the BL family. I respected and admired her, and I will remember her as always having a smile on her face. When she and Jim stopped at Niagara University to say hello to Peter all those years ago, it meant as much to me as it did to him. Just another example of Pam's thoughtfulness. You are all in my prayers, and I hope you find comfort and joy in your shared stories and family memories. God bless you all.

Scott Bazemore

November 4, 2010

Pam was my 6th grade teacher at Good Shepherd and then my English teacher at Bishop Lynch. I counted her as a friend and remember her as an amazing teacher that navigated the fine line of authority and friendliness while maintaining grace all along the way.
God Bless and Rest in Peace.

November 4, 2010

Sam and I are heartbroken to hear of Pam's passing. She was such a wonderful and loving person and she will surely be missed! We are thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers.

April & Sam Spicer

Rob Michelsen

November 4, 2010

You and your entire family will be in our prayers. Pam was a wonderful lady.

Rob & Stacey Michelsen

Albert & Paula (Eilese) Jandura

November 4, 2010

John, Rob, Brooklyn and Jim, our deepest sympathy. Who would have thought about six years ago how close we became. Pam was a "doer'! She loved doing things for others! When I introduced her to our neighbor (Lebanese) she started bringing her bread and other Lebanese treats! She was like that. We had such fun with Brooklyn - we made the trips to Bent Tree for the Easter Feast and Egg Hunt, the photographer, UPMC grandparents day and preschool, and shopping the internet for our little princess! I could go on and on. When I was sick she was right over with an entire meal! How she could cook! When she got a neat recipe she would always share! Politics? Oh we shared that too! The memories are sweet, and she will be missed for a long time. Pam, you are one loved lady!

Love Albert & Paula (Eilese)

Kristie & Dale White

November 4, 2010

Words can't express the sadness in our hearts. We are blessed to have had her in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.