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Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN

OBITUARY

Pamela A. Waitman

September 14, 1954November 4, 2019

Pamela A. Waitman died unexpectedly, Monday, November 4, 2019. Pam’s life can be described in one sentence. “She loved her dogs, her family and friends and her Florida State Seminoles.” Born in 1954 in Belle Glade, FL, she eventually wound up in Evansville.

She worked at WEHT-TV and American General Finance and was also a free-lance writer. She officially retired in 2018. I was fortunate to have met her at WEHT. She and I were married on February 26, 1983. Our family has consisted of lots of canines over almost 37 years of marriage. She and I pursued dog-showing and field dog events on a fairly regular basis. After my love for these activities waned Pam continued on her own. She was very independent. She would load up her Jeep Commander and take her dogs to venues all over the Country where she always met up with her dear (dog people) friends. She was very active in the American Pointer Club. She chaired the Health Committee for many years. She took this work very seriously. Her goal was to improve breeding practices and canine health through scientific research. Pam was very active and healthy. She would run her Pointer, Eli, every morning at the 4H Center. She had missed the run the last few days because of pain in her back/shoulder. Little did we know there was an aortic aneurysm waiting inside her. It took her from us quickly.

Pam is survived by husband Gabe; sister, Debbie Meeks; and brother-in-law, Bob Meeks of Georgia; brother-in-law, Randy Waitman of Evansville; nephew, Ben Meeks and his son, Eli of Georgia; niece, Lindsey Theodoro and her husband Paulo of Florida; and niece, Meghan Meeks and her wife Angie Barley also of Georgia. The entire family did its best to get together every year at Christmas. The list of Pam’s friends is a long one. She had wonderful friends from high school and college with whom she maintained contact. She loved having lunch with many of the close friends that she had accumulated during her work career. Pam will be missed by one and all. She had a lot more life to live and a lot more Love to give. I can only hope that she was greeted by all our wonderful dogs that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and she would never forgive me if I didn’t finish this off with her favorite war cry, “Go ‘Noles!”

Friends may visit and share fond memories 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel.

  • FAMILY

  • Gabe Waitman, Husband
  • Debbie Meeks, Sister
  • Bob Meeks, Brother-in-law
  • Randy Waitman, Brother-in-law
  • Ben Meeks and his son, Eli, Nephew
  • Lindsey Theodoro and her husband, Paulo, Niece
  • Meghan Meeks and her wife, Angie Barley, Niece

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019

Memories

Pamela A. Waitman

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Sheila Meny

November 8, 2019

Pam was one of my regulars at the UPS customer counter. My heart dropped knowing that she will no longer be popping in to visit while sending surprises to her family and friends. She was so uplifting and positive and had a vigor for life like no other I’ve known. I can only hope some of that spunk rubs off on me !! Here’s to a truly classy lady that was young at heart. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Betsy Jordan

November 6, 2019

Pam was my roommate and best bud in Tallahassee for several years before she moved to Evansville -- that was a tearful good-bye! She has a starring role in all of my best memories of those days -- so many parties, road trips, shopping, hanging with her work crew from the local ABC station affiliate, Seminole football games -- she had press passes and got us into the Box - and just hanging at the house with her beloved Golden Retriever Max. We threw a "Gangster Party" for her birthday the last year she lived in Tallahassee -- she was the queen of themed parties! So smart and independent. These days we texted during and after 'Nole games, kept up with each other's lives on Facebook -- she was always so good at staying in touch. Her classic greeting was "Hey Chick!" Rest in Peace, Chickie, Until We Meet Again ❤

Debbie Meeks

November 6, 2019

Before it was "Go 'Noles!"----it was "Go Rams!". We had a lot of great times in high school as the Belle Glade Rams. Pam was a cheerleader and drum majorette in high school and always in the middle of what was going on. She and Pam Motes threw a thousand batons, at least. (In our yard, at each other, at me :) )
Her 196-something-VW bug was her first car and circled the Belle Glade area a lot. The meeting place in our day was "at the lake".
Go see it, Pam

Debra Pereira

November 6, 2019

Pam was a special person who always had time to mentor others in order to share her love for her dogs, and commitment to the Pointer breed. Run free in the fields my friend.

Ted Blasche

November 5, 2019

Pam and my wife, Karen, were close friends for decades. We shared her love of pointers, and I share your grief in her loss. Karen preceded her by four months, and I'm sure both of them are being trampled by all those loving pets who have been waiting at the rainbow bridge. I truly believe that until we join them, as long as their memory exists in someone's heart, then they are not gone. Until then, my prayers are with you.

Melody Bateman

November 5, 2019

Pam will be missed by so many. She was a mentor, friend, and supporter. We shared a love for dogs and she was my go to person for any dog advise. I will miss her spunky personality and her friendship.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Pamela A. Waitman died unexpectedly, Monday, November 4, 2019. Pam’s life can be described in one sentence. “She loved her dogs, her family and friends and her Florida State Seminoles.” Born in 1954 in Belle Glade, FL, she eventually wound up in Evansville.

She worked at WEHT-TV and American General Finance and was also a free-lance writer. She officially retired in 2018. I was fortunate to have met her at WEHT. She and I were married on February 26, 1983. Our family has consisted of lots of canines over almost 37 years of marriage. She and I pursued dog-showing and field dog events on a fairly regular basis. After my love for these activities waned Pam continued on her own. She was very independent. She would load up her Jeep Commander and take her dogs to venues all over the Country where she always met up with her dear (dog people) friends. She was very active in the American Pointer Club. She chaired the Health Committee for many years. She took this work very seriously. Her goal was to improve breeding practices and canine health through scientific research. Pam was very active and healthy. She would run her Pointer, Eli, every morning at the 4H Center. She had missed the run the last few days because of pain in her back/shoulder. Little did we know there was an aortic aneurysm waiting inside her. It took her from us quickly.

Pam is survived by husband Gabe; sister, Debbie Meeks; and brother-in-law, Bob Meeks of Georgia; brother-in-law, Randy Waitman of Evansville; nephew, Ben Meeks and his son, Eli of Georgia; niece, Lindsey Theodoro and her husband Paulo of Florida; and niece, Meghan Meeks and her wife Angie Barley also of Georgia. The entire family did its best to get together every year at Christmas. The list of Pam’s friends is a long one. She had wonderful friends from high school and college with whom she maintained contact. She loved having lunch with many of the close friends that she had accumulated during her work career. Pam will be missed by one and all. She had a lot more life to live and a lot more Love to give. I can only hope that she was greeted by all our wonderful dogs that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and she would never forgive me if I didn’t finish this off with her favorite war cry, “Go ‘Noles!”

Friends may visit and share fond memories 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel.