Pamela Rose Graham, age 56, of Faribault, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Three Links Care Center ~ Reflections in Northfield following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the River Valley Church (722 Ravine St.) in Faribault, with the Rev. Mark Kenney, officiating. Interment will be held at the St. Lawrence Cemetery in Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and also for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice in memory of Pam.
Pamela Rose Finnegan, the daughter of James E. and Belva (Weires) Finnegan, was born on June 25, 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended Faribault Senior High School and graduated with the class of 1973. Following high school she attended Ritter’s Beauty School. On June 6, 1972 she was united in marriage to Michael C. Filan. Michael preceded her in death on June 29, 1973. On April 18, 1975, Pam was united in marriage to Steven “Fox” Graham. Steve preceded her in death on June 18, 2009. Pam worked for 30 years in food service at the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind and retired in 2010. Time spent at their cabin on Cannon Lake was special to Pam and she enjoyed spending it with family and friends especially around the campfire. Many thanks go out to Pam’s sister in law, Gerianne Chamberlain for all the care she has given her during her journey in life and during the time of hospice.
She is survived by her son, Michael P. (Megan) Graham of Faribault; by granddaughter, Brooke L. Graham and grandson, Gage M. Graham, both of Faribault; by her mother, Belva Finnegan of Faribault; by three siblings, Randy (Nancy) Finnegan and Shannon (Randy) Edel, both of Faribault and Pat Finnegan of Elysian, MN; by her father and mother in law, Harold and Lou Gustafson of Faribault; by sisters and brothers in laws, Susan Lamotte of Faribault, Mark and Lori Gustafson of Faribault, Jane and Mark Whillock of Ellendale, MN and Kevin Gustafson of Faribault and by other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, by her two husbands and by her grandparents, Pete and Rose Finnegan and Martin and Cordelia Weires.