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Pamela Elizabeth Coulson , Age: 76
August 07, 1947 - April 03, 2024

Pamela Elizabeth (Biggs) Coulson, 76, peacefully returned home to the Lord on April 3, 2024 surrounded by
the love of her children.
Pamela (Pam) was born August 7, 1947 in San Diego, CA to William Joseph Biggs and Althea Bernice
(Chavis). Pam was the second child born of six children, William (Billy), Pam, Patrick, Brian, Michael and
Theresa (Lanning). At a young age, she became the family matriarch to her siblings. She grew up in El Cajon,
CA and graduated from Grossmont High School in 1964. Pam enrolled in the San Diego College for Medical
and Dental Assistance, graduating as a medical assistant in 1965. Throughout her career she worked in a
medical health clinic, office of Chiropractic, dental office, orthodontic office and Madigan Hospital, medical
records, Joint Base Lewis McCord (JBLM) as a civilian employee, which she retired from in 2018.
In 1965 Pam married Ronald (Ron) Coulson and together they had 4 children. Paula Michelle (Larson-
Sandoz), Robert Ronald, Darcie Anne (Price) and Jeremy John Jay. Throughout their marriage they lived in
various places beginning in Chula Vista, CA where Paula was born in 1966. After Ronald’s service in the US
Navy they moved to La Mesa, CA where Robert was born in 1970. Ronald enrolled in Palmer College of
Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where Darcie was born in 1974. In 1977 the family had moved to Moses
Lake, WA where Jeremy John Jay was born. In 1978 the family moved to Olympia, WA and then to Elma,
WA in 1980 where they spent the next 18 years. Ron and Pam’s marriage came to an end in 1996 and Pam
moved to Lacey, WA 1998.
Pam’s family was priority number one. She immersed herself into homemaking and was known as a very
skilled seamstress making clothing like prom, bridesmaid, and wedding dresses for her daughter’s and
granddaughter. She loved sewing doll and outfits for her children and grandchildren. She prided herself on
making breads from scratch and inventing new recipes that became family favorites. Pam enjoyed canning,
cross stitching, painting, journaling and reading. Most of all, Pam loved the Lord, Jesus Christ. She spent
hours reading and learning from the bible. She loved praying, singing songs of praise and putting her faith in
God to the very end. If you knew, Pam, you knew she loved the Lord and you could feel it from her.
Throughout her lifetime, her magnetic spirit and welcoming beautiful smile drew people to her that would
quickly be adopted into her family. She had a lot of love to give that helped improve the lives of others around
her. As a mother, she was easy to confide in without judgement and always had encouraging words for each of
her children. In her later life she relied more on her children than she would have preferred. However, her
children were more than willing to care for her in return for the love that was so freely given to them. It was an
honor to provide care and comfort for our mother.
She loved all of her family deeply and dearly. Although she is no longer with us physically, she is at peace and
her spirit lives on with the Lord. Our hearts ache with her absence, she will be greatly missed. Love you
forever mom and we’ll see you again!
Pam was preceded in death by her parents William and Althea, brothers, William (Billy), Patrick, Michael and
numerous beloved family members. She is survived by her two sons, Robert and Jeremy (Terra), two
daughters, Paula (Greg Sandoz) and Darcie (Jason Price), sister, Theresa (Scott Lanning) and family, brother,
Brian (Kimberly) and family, nine grandchildren, Brittany (Chris Bjornestad) Bethany (Ulysses Balazategui)
Cameron (Caitlyn McDonald, caregiver & “adopted” granddaughter), Ren and Rea (Coulson), Elizabeth,
Allison and Cole (Price), Blake (Coulson). Seven great grandchildren, Kjerstin, Annalise, Lynnea, Anders,
Brandt (Bjornestad) Celeste and Laurel (Balazategui) and numerous nieces, great nieces, nephews and great
nephews. She adored us all!
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, April 9th , 3pm at Church in the Woods, 6424 Waldrick Rd SE
Tenino, WA 98589. A reception will follow.

Additional Service: Celebration of Life
Location: Church in the Woods
Address: 6424 Waldrick Rd SE
City: Tenino
State: WA
Zip Code: 98589
Date of Service: April 09, 2024
Time of Service: 3pm
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added


Kathy Genson April 09, 2024

Friend Enter your city ,

I’m so sorry to hear of your family’s loss but I know that you are doing amazing in the arms of our Father! You are such a sweet woman and I am so blessed to have met you and have visited with you! You did a great job raising 4 amazing people! They are blessed to have had you for their mom. We will see you again some day! Give Jesus a big hug and a kiss for me! Love, Kathy Genson

Robert Coulson April 09, 2024

Son Rochester , Washington

Will miss you so much Mom🌹❤️‼️ It was a gift of God to have been born to such a wonderful and joyful Mom and to have spent these past 15 months making so many unforgettable memories with you.🙏✝️‼️ Please tell the Lord “Hi” from Robert and that I love Him dearly‼️ Until we meet again in the Kingdom Mom, Love Robert, Your Son❤️🌹‼️

Bonnie Schmidt Cleaver April 09, 2024

Niece Hermiston , Oregon

Aunt Pam left me with so many wonderful Memories of growing up…always there with a hug and a giggle…her laughter is always one that I will remember…she laughed with her whole being….

Noel Smith (Biggs) April 10, 2024

Niece Enter your city , Kansas

My beautiful Auntie. I know that you felt the love and were surrounded by the ones that loved you the most. The one regret I have is not being able to see you one last time. Haven’t seen you so since I was a little girl. Although I did write you and sent you so many pics 🥰 I love you so much! To my sweet cousins, know that I’m thinking of you all and my heart is with. Love and hugs to you all 🫂❤️

Michelle Plourde (Biggs) April 10, 2024

Niece Papillion , Nebraska

Dear Aunt Pam, I will miss your beautiful smile and hugs. You raised beautiful loving kids. I wish i had one more visit with you, but you are heaven with all my favorite people. I bet it is a party up there. Hugs to my cousins.

Connie Krueger April 10, 2024

Niece Post Falls , Idaho

Beautiful Aunt Pam, Others have said it well--your radiant smile, big laugh, and openness toward everyone, among many other amazing traits. You were a huge part of my fondest childhood memories. Thank you for being you and for gracing us with your presence here on earth!

Aaron Lanning April 12, 2024

She was my Aunt Enter your city ,

My sweet Aunt Pammy - you will be missed.

Theresa Biggs Lanning April 11, 2024

Sister Wildomar , California

My Dearest sister Pammy, This was a day I always dreaded would come , when I knew you’d be gone from this world . Although it gives me great comfort to know your in the arms of Jesus and Mother , it lessens the pain . I will miss you the rest of my life . Thank you for being the best big sister a girl could have . You’ve been my life long friend . I know your pain free and that is comforting. I love you so much . Until we meet again . Yours always Theresa

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