OBITUARY

Pamela Shepard Bourne

December 20, 1942May 24, 2020
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Pamela Bourne, 77, born December 20, 1942 of Seminole Florida, went home to be with her Lord and Savior May 24, 2020. She is survived by her beloved husband Alan of 41 years, sister Lesley Seiler, brother Robin Herrington, sons Richard and Carl Wright, daughter Debra Snow, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was born in Manhattan, and moved to this area as a teenager where she enjoyed the rest of her life.

Pam absolutely loved her extensive career in dental assisting and office management, and was loved in return by doctors and patients alike. Pam’s Christian faith was important to her and she volunteered and served at Faith Community Church in many capacities. She served several terms as Deacon, as a Stephen Minister, member of the Pastoral Care Team, Prayer Warrior Groups, Bible Study home groups and Flea Market co-coordinator. Pam had a gifted sense of style and helped many with fashion, accessorizing, outfitting, personal shopping and make-up, even co-hosting a church fashion show, mostly from Flea Market finds, and giving a class on helpful hints at a church women’s retreat.

Pam led an active life of tennis, boating, scuba-diving, swimming, and long walks on the beach and especially Lake Seminole Park for almost daily dog walks. In addition to loving fresh caught seafood and watching her Hallmark movies, she enjoyed cooking, entertaining and hosting gatherings with friends and especially family. She loved hosting the family Christmas gathering and usually invited one or more lonely widows from church to fill the 20-25 seats around the Christmas dinner table. She thrived on the chaos of children and grandchildren, parents and grandparents, opening the presents she had so thoughtfully chosen for them and she always had gifts for the other guests as well.

Pam and Alan cherished their time together, traveling the world, going on cruises and shelling on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, returning annually to celebrate the anniversary of their honeymoon on Captiva. They loved to go to arts & crafts and gem & jewelry shows together, and in later life she was inspired to design and create gemstone necklaces for friends and family. She had an infectious smile, was a kind soul, a compassionate caring friend, and brought joy and inspiration to all who knew her.

Pam had struggled with increasingly debilitating pain from health issues dating back to pituitary surgery 27 years ago. Yet, her beautiful smile remained, and she is a testimony to her never-wavering faith in God. Pam was always so grateful for all of the prayers for her from so many people over these many years. We will all miss her, but we rejoice, knowing she is now out of pain, her suffering has ended, she has a new eternal body, and she is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Pam's service may be viewed 10 am Saturday, June 20, 2020 at centralbaymarket.com. The service password is Pamela6202. The virtual room will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled service start time, and will close approximately 5 minutes after the service is concluded. Please note that the start of the live webcast will begin when the actual service begins.

Arrangements were held under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home 7950 131st Street N., Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121

  • FAMILY

  • Alan Bourne, Husband
  • Richard Wright, Son
  • Carl Wright, Son
  • Debra Snow, Daughter
  • Lesley Seiler, Sister
  • Robin Herrington, Brother
  • Pamela also leaves behind six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

Services

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Todd Runkle

June 20, 2020

Pam will always be remembered for her vibrant smile, caring and loving heart, generous and kind soul and best of all for her devotion and honesty to the Lord. We grieve our losses here, missing those we are blessed with during our short time on earth, but we celebrate and raise great joyful voices for the gift our God has given us in the eternal, everlasting glory of salvation. Alan, we love you and Pam and we grieve with you but also give praise and gratitude for the wonderful time we have shared, solely by God’s great design. Pam has left a wonderful legacy of love as a dear and fine wonderful woman of God.

Sheri Merrifield

June 17, 2020

Pam was such a kind, gentle and very classy woman who I was fortunate to know for only a brief time @ Faith Church. She was always willing to share her knowledge and wisdom in church happenings and I so enjoyed our visits. When talking about food, she told me that "she'd never met a meal she didn't like", so that made it so easy to cook for her. She's missed greatly by so many of us; however we rejoice that she is in her heavenly home and free from pain and suffering.

John Fraser

June 13, 2020

One of the very important gifts in life is friendship. Pam and Alan were always special friends. Jill and I were fortunate in having them along with other friends from Faith Community Church on a dinner cruise at Clearwater to celebrate my birthday not that long ago. I am thankful for her faith that allows her to dwell with her Lord and for Alan's faith that will uphold him as he journeys through grief. We will always be your friend Alan. Blessings from John and Jill Fraser.

Janet Jacob

June 8, 2020

Have known Pam and Alan for many years through the church and neighbor Betty Adams. Pam was kind enough to lend me her lace dress for my marriage to Earl Jacob. She always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.









Sandy Hartmann

June 8, 2020

I have known the two of you for a very long time...you were one, as the Bible says you should be. Enjoy your memories, and rejoice in the time you have shared, it helps fill the heart. Pam did bring a smile to all she met, then and now. When I think of Pam, my heart warms and smile inside and out. Love to you, Alan.

A Arthur Goetze

June 6, 2020

Dear Alan, my prayers and sweet memories are with you as you spontaneously celebrate and mourn Pam's passing in this new journey . I remember you in the youth choir and your wonderful parents , Roy and Ruth sang in the Chancel Choir. Good voices! You took pictures of my son, David,, when he was born. I remember whenever we were invited over for dinner Pam was always such a lady, smiling and making all in her presence comfortable. She loved you so much and you have returned such care and blessings to her.
May you feel the all embracing love of God .
Arthur Goetze


Cindy Fletcher

June 5, 2020

Attending Sunday night bible studies with Pamela was always a blessing. Our group was small, and we became very intimate with our testimonials. A unique and genuine child of God, Pamela wore a smile wherever she went. She will be sorely missed.

Godspeed,

Cindy Fletcher

June 5, 2020

Attending Sunday night bible studies with Pamela was always a blessing. Our group was small, and we became very intimate with our testimonials. A unique and genuine child of God, Pamela wore a smile wherever she went. She will be sorely missed.

Godspeed,

SHERYL COFFY

June 5, 2020

I enjoyed Pam so much. She and I had wonderful hours in the pool, drinking martinis, talking about lady stuff. And just confiding what our souls were feeling. I felt I could always tell her when I was down, and she would be honest with me. We did try to lift each other up often. I will miss her so much. God bless her family and I thank Pam for her friendship.
Rest in the Lord's arms my friend. I will see you again.

Kevin Lovejoy

June 4, 2020

I didn't get the chance to spend a lot of time with Pam, as her nephew-in-law living in the Pacific Northwest corner of the country, but the memories I do have of Pam is her kind and generous spirit and infectious smile. She always had a kind word to say about everyone in the room. I'm grateful for the memories I can keep of her visit with Alan to our home in Tacoma to spend Christmas with our family. May she rest in the peace of Christ. Kevin

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Biography

Pamela Bourne, 77, born December 20, 1942 of Seminole Florida, went home to be with her Lord and Savior May 24, 2020. She is survived by her beloved husband Alan of 41 years, sister Lesley Seiler, brother Robin Herrington, sons Richard and Carl Wright, daughter Debra Snow, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was born in Manhattan, and moved to this area as a teenager where she enjoyed the rest of her life.

Pam absolutely loved her extensive career in dental assisting and office management, and was loved in return by doctors and patients alike. Pam’s Christian faith was important to her and she volunteered and served at Faith Community Church in many capacities. She served several terms as Deacon, as a Stephen Minister, member of the Pastoral Care Team, Prayer Warrior Groups, Bible Study home groups and Flea Market co-coordinator. Pam had a gifted sense of style and helped many with fashion, accessorizing, outfitting, personal shopping and make-up, even co-hosting a church fashion show, mostly from Flea Market finds, and giving a class on helpful hints at a church women’s retreat.

Pam led an active life of tennis, boating, scuba-diving, swimming, and long walks on the beach and especially Lake Seminole Park for almost daily dog walks. In addition to loving fresh caught seafood and watching her Hallmark movies, she enjoyed cooking, entertaining and hosting gatherings with friends and especially family. She loved hosting the family Christmas gathering and usually invited one or more lonely widows from church to fill the 20-25 seats around the Christmas dinner table. She thrived on the chaos of children and grandchildren, parents and grandparents, opening the presents she had so thoughtfully chosen for them and she always had gifts for the other guests as well.

Pam and Alan cherished their time together, traveling the world, going on cruises and shelling on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, returning annually to celebrate the anniversary of their honeymoon on Captiva. They loved to go to arts & crafts and gem & jewelry shows together, and in later life she was inspired to design and create gemstone necklaces for friends and family. She had an infectious smile, was a kind soul, a compassionate caring friend, and brought joy and inspiration to all who knew her.

Pam had struggled with increasingly debilitating pain from health issues dating back to pituitary surgery 27 years ago. Yet, her beautiful smile remained, and she is a testimony to her never-wavering faith in God. Pam was always so grateful for all of the prayers for her from so many people over these many years. We will all miss her, but we rejoice, knowing she is now out of pain, her suffering has ended, she has a new eternal body, and she is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Pam's service may be viewed 10 am Saturday, June 20, 2020 at centralbaymarket.com. The service password is Pamela6202. The virtual room will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled service start time, and will close approximately 5 minutes after the service is concluded. Please note that the start of the live webcast will begin when the actual service begins.

Arrangements were held under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home 7950 131st Street N., Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121