December 3, 1953 – May 4, 2019
Pamela Burnett Foerster was born on December 3, 1953 and grew up in Lufkin Texas with her grandparents until the age of 5. She then moved to Houston to be with her parents Floyd and Marie. Pamela studied ballet at a young age for many years and enjoyed her music. She loved to read her mystery books, and was very passionate when it came to her animals. Growing up in East Texas helped to cultivate her love not only for eventually grocery shopping almost on a daily basis, but to having her husband build several garden boxes at home to grow tomatoes, peppers, okra, bell peppers, squash, just to name some. To say our mom loved grocery shopping it would be an understatement, but her love for cooking was something else. She would get up at the crack of dawn and drag not only Robert but her kids to the farmers' market to look for whatever grabbed her attention, which would be a truck load of turnip and greens. To say Pam will be missed, is a huge understatement; she touched not only our lives but those around us. From volunteering at an early age as a candy striper to later at St. Luke's Hospital then going to volunteer at the neighborhood library for many years. She was always quick to ask what someone might need, which could include giving gift cards to buy groceries or just making meals for someone when they were sick and staying to visit.
Pamela married her longtime love, Robert A. Foerster on August 9, 1976. She passed suddenly on Saturday,May 4, 2019 and is survived by her husband Robert Foerster and her daughters Amy, Wendy and her husband Jose, Abbey and Ashley. Grandchildren: Justin, Brett, Audrey, Casandra, Brandon, Hannah. She was a Wonderful Wife, Great Mother and a even Greater Grandmother and will be greatly missed!
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77039. Please join the family for a reception following the service in the Grand Reception Hall at Brookside.
- Memorial Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
Debra Larison McGarry
May 10, 2019
My dear friend Pamela, this isn't supposed to happen like this. I want more time to visit, laugh, get frustrated with all the ill's of the word and talk like we had all the answers. To gloat, complain and share proud moments of our kids and grandkids. Working at Northcross Mall, you were more fashionable, always loved what you would pick out for me. Spent many hours riding around in her beetle bug(she loved her bug), listening to music, laughing and having a blast. She was forever talking about this mysterious guy that rides a motorcycle named Robert. Could never meet him, beginning to think he didn't exist. But she married Robert the love of her life. A woman of valves and didn't mind telling you, a bit fiery. A mama bear when it comes to her kids. A contagious smile and the most gorgeous red curly hair made me jealous. Your hospitality was outstanding beginning with Candy Stripper. Your kindness was never taken for granted. The care and love you showed for Susan, mom and Robert. The countless meals you have made for them, just your love for cooking is an understatement. Your kitchen I know must look like a war zone. lol You were always a part of our family and we are all so blessed that you were. There will always be a place in my heart for you Pam. May God give Robert and the girls and grandkids comfort and peace. Love you Pam, your friend Debra Larison McGarry
May 8, 2019
I am saddened to learn of Pam's death. We met in junior high and had great fun into high school - and not just a little mischief, too. We were Candy Stripers together as young teens. I always thought her beautiful inside and out. Blessings and peace to Robert, Pam's daughters and grandchildren. Rest in peace, Pam.
May 7, 2019
I am beyond blessed to have known her, although not as well as most. Amy and I always have a daily talk and Ms. Pam (Mama Pam as I sometimes referred to her) would always be getting into the conversation somehow. She was such a hoot that wouldn't hesitate to tell it to you straight. Rest in peace Ms. Pam as you are missed beyond measure.
Mr. Foerster, Amy (Boo), Wendy, Abbey & Ashely, my heart goes out to each of you as you begin your healing process of the sad sudden loss of your wife, mother & best friend. I will keep all of you in my prayers that God will comfort you when you feel lost and bring you peace.