On December 3, 2022, Pamela Louise Cooper of Amarillo, Texas, died at the young age of 68 years. Pam was born in San Francisco to Rosa Mae Thomas and later adopted by Leon J. Duste. In October 1974, she married David, and together they raised three children.
Pam was blessed with creativity. She enjoyed making her children’s clothes and Halloween costumes when they were younger. She loved to make special birthday cards for her grandkids, annual Christmas ornaments, and delighted in teaching her grandkids to paint with inventive techniques. Pam instilled in her children the importance of creating family traditions. Santa’s Elves pajamas, and hot chocolate-egg McMuffin’s first thing on Christmas morning, are just some of the family traditions that her children still carry on today. Pam’s venturesome attitude engrained in her family a love of rollercoasters and theme parks. She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by many. We will carry on her adventurous spirit, quirky sense of humor, and love for tradition and spending time with family.
Pam was preceded in death by her mother, Rose, her father, Leon, and her brother, Steve.
Pam is survived by her husband, David; three children, Rebel, Zina, and Damon; two sisters, Zina and Margaret; nine grandchildren, and numerous sisters–in–laws, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews that she cherished.
There is no funeral service planned at this time. In lieu of sending flowers please consider making a donation in memory of Pam Cooper to the National Kidney Foundation: