Pamela Rae Davis
November 9, 1950 – October 20, 2018
Pamela Rae Davis November 9, 1950 – October 20, 2018
Pamela R. Davis was born to Archie & Irene Davis on November 9, 1950 in Vancouver, Washington.
Her family roots include Alabama; Georgia; Michigan; Boston; Iowa; California; Portland, Oregon, Bremerton and Seattle, Washington and Alaska.
She received her Bachelor’s of Science at Central Washington University and then she went on received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Portland June 12, 1980.
She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church located in Portland, Oregon. Later in life, she was a member of NorthWest Community Fellowship Church located in Vancouver, Washington.
Pam dedicated her life to her community serving at several different places like California Youth Authority; Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center as a custody officer and Residential Counselor; Daybreak Youth Services, Janis Youth Programs; Skanner; Matt Dishman as a program director and the Urban League. She gave numerous hours to working with victims of Domestic Violence and at risk youth. She wrote and produced two plays. In her later years, she served a lot of homeless people and veterans at her home, Grace by the Way.
Pam was good spirited and always moving closer to God.
Pam loved family and she enjoyed spending time with them. All that she did for others was never an announcement to those around her or those receiving it. She would always say “Showers of Blessings” and “Much Love”. She will be truly missed, but never forgotten.
Her homegoing is celebrated by Cora Mae Davis, Aunt and the following siblings: Alfred H. Bell, Tarline Davis, Benny Davis, Marilyn Merfeld, Greg Davis, Archie Davis Jr, Theresa Murphy and Diane White and a host of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. All her siblings reside in Vancouver, Washington. She is preceded in death by her parents, her Uncle Andrew Davis and her brother Joseph Bell.
- Memorial Service Friday, November 2, 2018
Pamela Rae Davis
February 26, 2019
My dear friend, Pam. I will always, always cherish our friendship! She was one-of-a-kind, dedicated, witty and wise! Although I was somewhat older than her, she taught me many things about life and living! She shared with me her dreams, regrets, music, poetry, philosophies, experiences, and most of all her amazing family (and many great meals!) Always a genuinely kind-hearted soul, yet Pam was completely unafraid to speak up if needed--usually if she (accurately) assessed an injustice! I attended many of her graduations--very proud of her perseverance and accomplishments. And, she attended mine--also yelling out in the solemn stillness ("You did it, Suzane!!) as we graduates filed to our seats, me with a big smile! I was never so happy to hear her voice! So rest in peace, Pam. You lived a full life of giving to others and enriching so many. You were a fierce and loyal friend to me. And I will cherish our many memories.
November 6, 2018
I went to school with Pam at Fort Vancouver and then at C.W.S.C.(C.W.U.). She was always a friend and someone to look up to. We graduated together although I graduated in business later but we shared the same graduation ceremony. At the ceremony among the silence of these prospective intellectuals you can imagine this moment, Pam yells out "way to go Regan". I will never forget this wonderful moment in my life created by her! I'm still thankful for our friendship. Deepest sympathy,
October 31, 2018
I never met Pam but feel I know her through the many stories I’ve heard... I am thinking of everyone as you celebrate her life.
“Much love and showers of blessings” to you all. ❤️
Amy (Greg’s neighbor)
October 26, 2018
I remember my cousin Pam always in good spirits regardless of the circumstances every time we saw each other she would say what up Cuz and we would laugh and hug one another I played on her basketball team at Matt Dishman and she helped me get my job at TriMet rest in love Cuz you truly will be missed 🙏🏾❤️