Obituary of Pamela Hagbom
Pamela Hagbom, 61, of Moses Lake, WA, formerly of Caldwell, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in Wenachee, WA. The family is eternally grateful for the compassionate, and even loving care, shown her by the tremendous hospital staff in Pam’s final days.
Pam was born in Idaho Falls, ID to her parents Lynn Goto and Robert Hagbom and to her sister, Marjie, and brother, John.
Pam was a member of the Journey Church in Moses Lake where she enjoyed the friendship of a small circle of faith friends. All her life, she made friends easily wherever she went.
Pam worked most of her life in the food processing industry and in the hotel housekeeping business. She was self-taught in crochet and simple sewing projects. She loved arts and crafts and some of them were displayed in her home. Pam was a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan. She was often seen sporting a Seahawks t-shirt in summer and a Seahawks sweatshirt in winter. But her favorite passions were her garden and fire pit. Since childhood, Pam loved to grow vegetables in a huge garden that, every year, was soon overtaken by weeds. It never bothered her; she would just hoe a clean circle around the plants she wanted to survive. And adjacent to her garden was her fire pit. All year ‘round, Pam placed several chairs around her fire pit for friends and family to sit with her and joke the evening away.
Pam will be especially remembered for her child-like view of life. Oh, she had not-so-nice feelings for only a very few things, but she was most often heard saying, “oh well” to 98% of the lousy things life threw her way. She never realized what great lessons she could teach, by her example of patience and kindness and the ability to look past life’s trials and tribulations. Pam was not dealt very many good cards in her life, but no one ever knew if it bothered Pam because, quite honestly, it didn’t. She played those cards the best she could and moved on.
Pam was preceded in death by her parents and most recently, by her brother, John Riddle only one year ago. She is survived by her 3 children, Jessica, Nathaniel, and Sara; 5 grandchildren from the Moses Lake area. She also leaves behind 5 nephews and her sister Marjie (Paul) Tucker of Caldwell, who loves her very much. Everyone agrees that Pam will be missed by many friends who all say she was a sweet and lovely lady.
The best attribute of Pam was her smile. She smiled through disappointment, despite terrible circumstances in her life and even to the very hour of a sorrowful death.
Thank you, Pam, for all the beautiful things you did for others. You were always generous to fault. Go to your much deserved reward, to the loving arms of Jesus and wear your beautiful “Kindness Crown of Jewels” that awaits you in your new, clean heavenly home.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Pamela Hagbom, please visit Tribute Store