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Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery

21723 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX

OBITUARY

Pamela Wendy Margaret Hackney

April 18, 1946July 29, 2020
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My dear sister, Pam, passed away on July 29, 2020 following her long battle with Lymphoma cancer. She was doing surprisingly well up until a couple of days ago. I want to thank everyone who offered supportive thoughts and prayers when she reached out to ask for support from friends for prayer.

Pam was blessed to be able to enjoy a fulfilling career doing what she loved, playing the flute and teaching. She began playing the flute with the Beverly Vista Elementary School Orchestra. She graduated Beverly Hills High in 1964; and shortly after graduating from California Lutheran University in ‘68, she won an audition for flutist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. She also was a flutist for the Burbank Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra. Pam moved to Veracruz, Mexico to play flute for the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra and the Veracruz Symphony Orchestra.

Finally, she took a position with the Houston Ballet Orchestra in 1986 and played for 16 seasons prior to retirement. She met Barry in April of 1991 and they wed in October. They belonged to the Bayou Cities Chapter & the Central Texas Chapter SDC for 3 decades. They collaborated on the sale of Studebaker parts and met many wonderful people as she helped with the swap meet selling at many meets and playing her flute with the Studebaker Band. Throughout her career and after retiring, she taught flute to students and was so happy to see one of her students, Elise Shope Henry, become the second flutist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, a position she holds to this day. Pam continued to play at church, never missing a Sunday morning or Sunday evening service, and also played at special events.

Pam had a sweet temperament and was known for her kindness and loving heart, but was also honest, righteous, a devout Christian, and was strong and determined to do what was right. She was a loving, loyal and devoted friend, teacher, mentor, sister, aunt and wife. Pam is survived by her sisters Jennifer Carter, Cindy Paulos and Charmaine Frost, nieces & nephews, her loving husband, Barry, and his family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Reception

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, August 7, 2020

Memories

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Cindy Paulos

August 8, 2020

Pam and I did everything together when we were young.
We went horseback riding on Saturdays.
We would play in the vacant lots around our house after school and run around and pretend we were horses.
I didn’t get to see her much in the last years, but we’d talk on the phone often.
I write this for her.
For Pamela
a saw a bird fly towards the sun
lovely wings lifting her high
into the clouds colored peach
with the glow of morning light

and for a moment
the clouds formed an angel
that shined so very bright
as it caught my eye
and I felt a blessing of goodbye

oh my sister
sweet angel of the heavenly sky
may your journey onward
be a glorious flight

may God be right there by your side
with our family and sweet Peggy
reaching out to hold you tight
to guide you gently to your new home
as you pass into that golden light

and may all the prayers sent to you
be carried and accompany you on
fly free my dear sister
my love for you is therein my heart
until I we meet again
at heavens gate in a golden dawn

Ernest Loga

August 7, 2020

Pam you were always a refreshing smile at our Studebaker Nationals. We enjoyed our last visit with you when we went to dinner with you and Barry while we visited your home in Houston. We miss the breakfasts and many meals we had together at the SDC show in Arizona. Rest In Peace Pam, you fought a hard fight and now your heavenly reward is at hand.

Ernie and Jeanne

Ken & Linda Clopton

August 6, 2020

We enjoyed Pam’s hearty laugh, genuineness and faithfulness even in trying times. She was elegant; an intelligent godly woman sitting on the front pew, playing her flute beautifully to the Lord. Green Valley will greatly miss Pam.

Laurie Meredith

August 6, 2020

God blessed our entire family when Pamela married Barry. She was always so kind, caring, and thoughtful. She took a genuine interest in all of us, including our sons, her nephews. I always admired her strong Christian faith, and loved the sparkle in her eyes. I will miss her warmth and her laughter.

Juliet Markovich

August 2, 2020

So many beautiful musical memories of Pam playing flute and piccolo with the Houston Ballet. Most of all - her lovely spirit - always joyful and smiling. My sincere condolences. Juliet

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