In Memory

Pam Cordell


Pam graduated from Lassen College in 1977 with an AA in Forestry, Recreation and Management.  She worked as a U.S. Forest Service Ranger in Lakeview or Ketchum, ID. Then she moved to Tonasket, WA, where she was supervisor of the Young Adult Conservation Corps. She then moved on to John Day, OR, and was in charge of the recreation area there. Urged to return to school to get her BS, she moved to Eugene and the attended the University of Oregon. She changed her major to Social Work and was a groundskeeper for the University.


Pam always had a dog, loved to cook, hike and fish wherever she lived.  


She died suddenly in Eugene on Dec. 26, 1986, of a severe asthma attack.  Her family held a celebration of her life there in Eugene. Her friends said that, even though Pam was a vegetarian, she was always there with her great chicken soup when a friend was in need.


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03/09/09 02:54 PM #1    

Judith Morrow (Brown)

I have thought of Pam often through the years and I have a story of her. I was interested in manual therapies and healing arts. Mrs. Payton, our art teacher, knew this somehow. Pam had terrible asthma attacks during class and Mrs Payton would send me outside to work on her. I would rub her back and do breath work with her until she felt better.It actually worked well! One time Mrs Payton came and got me during math class. I sat with her and did my treatment for five minutes, but then had to get to class. She really suffered, the little dear one. I'm sad telling this story, but it's one I have thought about for all of my life. I'm happy she does not have to suffer anymore.

God bless Pam

Judith Morrow Brown

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