Pamela Walton

Pamela Jean Walton

1948 - 2007

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Obituary of Pamela Jean Walton

Pamela Lyle-Walton, mother, wife and friend to many, died at her Gig Harbor home, January 18, 2007, after a long illness. “Ms. Pam” was born to be a teacher, and dedicated 28 years to teaching children throughout Gig Harbor and Tacoma. The daughter of TD and Betty Lyle, Pam graduated from Bellevue High School and WWU, with a MA ED. As a cheerleader in high school and college, she later continued to share her boundless energy and enthusiasm with whomever she met. When Pam began a conversation with someone new, they soon became friends for life. After marriage to Don Walton in 1974, Pam and Don moved to Tacoma, eventually building their dream home in the woods of Gig Harbor. They raised 2 sons, Ryan and Brett, and surrounded themselves with dogs, cats, chickens, pigs and numerous friends. Ms. Pam’s teaching journey included Peninsula, Tacoma and Federal Way school districts. She taught grade levels K – 5, music and multi-level gifted programs. Pam put her all into each teaching experience and made a significant impact on many students’ lives. She also taught piano lessons and tutored individuals in all academic areas. Pam loved to ski and was a level 2 ski instructor at Crystal Mt. She taught children of all ages and levels for 20+ yrs. She was known by many as the “Queen of the Mt.” Pam loved to sing, compose and play the piano. Unfortunately, Pam lost the ability to sing following a severe accident, yet continued to play the piano up to her last day. Pam is survived by her husband, Don, sons Ryan and Brett, mother, brothers Doug and Roy Lyle, as well as by many family members and friends who loved her dearly. There will be a celebration of Pam’s life in the Pagoda at Pt. Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma, WA on Saturday, January 27th at 7pm. Please bring your stories to share. Memorials to Multi-Care Hospice. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008
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