Pamela Garvin Christensen, 67, of Pawleys Island, SC passed away peacefully Sunday, April 1, 2018 in her home surrounded by her two daughters after a tenacious battle with cancer. She returns home to the Lord to reunite with her parents Donald and Dorothy Garvin.
Survivors include her loving husband Ronald Christensen; daughters Courtney Chipman and her fiancé Don Johnson; Shawna Allen and her husband Marc; Stepsons Mark Christensen and wife Amber: Mat Christensen; 10 grandchildren Stephen and Jay Chipman; Menke and Isabelle Allen; Carter, Jake, Kylee Christensen; Shae, Killian, Elia Christensen. She is also survived by her beloved sister Linda Cook and her husband David and son Beau, Dallas, TX.
Pam was born March 19, 1951 in Cushing, OK. She graduated from Cushing High School in 1969 and continued her education at Oklahoma State University. She held a variety of sales positions throughout her full life, but the work she enjoyed most was her time at Willbrook Plantation Country Club.
Pam was an enormous personality who radiated joy wherever she went. She loved traveling with her sister and daughters as well as spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing golf, lounging on the beach, any type of adventure and of course happy hours with her friends. Pam was the life of every party and was adored by all who met her. Honestly, there are no words to properly describe her amazing life and the value she added to everyone she met. She will be terribly missed by all...there will never be another Pam.
The family wishes to express, with heartfelt gratitude, the exceptional care, love and support from Tidelands Hospice and especially Laurie Ritchie; you were our angel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Tidelands Community Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843-651-1440) is assisting the Christensen family with the arrangements.
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Pam was a friend, a mom to me, my biggest critic and my biggest fan. A wonderful soul and with an inviting energy. I know I will never forget her and I will celebrate her life. She would want that.
Submitted by Don johnson on Apr 5 2018 03:44:09 PM
Through my tears, what I remember most about Pam is her laughter. I took this picture the last time Pam visited Oklahoma. She was in the back seat of Deanie Long Moore's convertible with Janie Garret Polk and Mary Ann Porter singing along to Frankie Valli and laughing till it hurt. Pam could always find humor even in the toughest of times. I admired her tenaciousness, confidence and grit, even in the face of life's obstacles.
I have felt so blessed to call Pam my dear friend for the last 55 years. She will be missed by so many.
My sincere condolences to Ron, Courtney, Shawna, Linda and to all of Pam's loving family.
Linda Harmon Duffy
Submitted by Linda Harmon Duffy on Apr 5 2018 11:43:58 AM
My sweet wonderful friend. You made a difference in my life when you came into it. Your sense of humor, your laugh, your warm understanding heart. We made some pretty special memories that I will never forget. How lucky I am to have called you friend. Farewell for now.
Submitted by Mary Box on Apr 4 2018 06:12:17 PM
We were so sorry to learn of Pam's death. She fought a HARD battle! May you cherish the wonderful memories. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!
Monique and Dave Philips, Pawleys Island, SC
Submitted by Monique Philips on Apr 4 2018 03:18:27 PM
Shawna and Family,
My heart hurts for your family. Pamela faced a battle and she met it head on. What a true warrior! Please know I am here for your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Submitted by Danelle Martin on Apr 4 2018 01:43:48 PM
Sorry for you loss. I have a lot of great memories of Pam back in her Oklahoma days!
Submitted by Bruce Cox on Apr 4 2018 09:55:47 AM
Please accept my condolences for your loss. Jehovah God promises at Isaiah 33:24 that one day no one will be sick. He promises at Acts 24:15 that our loved ones who have passed away will live again. May these and many more promises give you comfort and hope. May God be with you.
Submitted by Sharon on Apr 4 2018 08:57:59 AM
Besides going to school together (Wilson) our Mom’s bowled together. Pam & I would run all over the place playing Hide & Seek and other games. Back in the day you couldn’t buy boxes to keep all your school supplies in. So the big score was to try to get a Cigar box at the bowling alley. Pam always got hers first!! Wonder why?! 😂😂
Pam was a wonderful friend & classmate! We’ll miss you Pam but we’ll meet again. Till then RIP. ❤️😘
Submitted by Gary & Karla Fuqua on Apr 3 2018 10:44:42 PM
To Pam’s Family: I won’t be able to come, but thought i’d Share some history of me and your great mom, wife, etc. During our grade school years, Pam lived across the street from me. All I had to do, was cross the street, an alley, and I was there! Your grandmother, Dorothy, would let us girls come over and have slumber parties in their garage. We would sleep in their ski boat! Then we would get out the wee gee (?) board, it was that creepy board game, talking to spirits. We would get scared out of our minds! Then would run into the house!!!
Then we would call on phone to whoever, singing, “Let me entertain you! And we’ll have a great ole time” in a somewhat sexy voice. We would laugh so hard!!!!
Must say, Pam and I were forever friends!! My bestie!!!
She and I rode around countless times either in her Rambler or my Dodge Dart! Thelma and Louise, for sure!!!!!
My heart is so sad!!!! My love and friendship will always be there!!!! Till we meet again, sweet Pam!!! Love to all!!!
Submitted by Deanie Long Moore on Apr 3 2018 07:47:58 PM
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