Pamela Egbert Dowling, a resident of Woodinville Wa., passed away at Evergreen Hospital on March 28 2016 at the age of 67. She was surrounded by family and friends and we were all honored and privileged to be by her side.
Pam was married to Kirk Dowling in 1973 and spent 43 years building their lives together. Pam is survived by their son Brandon (Rachelle) Dowling of Granite Falls, daughter Autumn Dowling of Bothell, grandson Jaydon Tramell of Woodinville and grandson Damon Dowling of Granite Falls. She is also survived by Mother Joyce Egbert of Woodinville, siblings Debbie Bahr of El Dorado, Scott (Paula) Egbert of Plain, Cheri (Kevin) Doyle of Snohomish and Jeff (Shelly) Egbert of Bothell. Pam was preceded in death by her father, Dale Egbert, who passed in 2000. Pam is also survived by many nieces, nephews and countless number of friends, who will miss her dearly.
At the early age of 2, Pam was struck down by Polio. At 3, she was forced into a wheelchair. She overcame horrendous obstacles and road blocks in her life to become the incredible women that she was. As Pam moved through life inspiring and mentoring, she presented herself to the world with courage and grace, allowing her handicap to become irrelevant. With careful thought and consideration and the ability to listen and hear, she helped all of us see the world from a better perspective. Determined to make a difference, she championed many issues that help make life a better place for the mobility challenged.
For all of her challenges, Pam loved life. She loved her family and friends. She loved the pure joy of playing pinochle and sharing discussions with a group of longtime friends. Her loving spirit along with her great ability to counsel others is a gift we will continue to cherish.
Pam graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1966. With true grit and determination Pam strapped on her braces, grabbed her crutches and proceeded to traverse the hallways and stairs of Lake Washington High School. She was just another one of the kids, “no special treatment needed". She attended college in Everett and later the University of Washington. She worked for the University of Washington from (1975-77) as an Office Manager with the Alaska Regional Medical Program. After the program lost it's funding, she accepted a position (1978-80) as Office Supervisor at the University of Washington (School of Dentistry) Patient Admissions. She then worked off-campus for a program called Handicap Referral Services. During this time she attended Bastyr University and received her Master's Degree in Grief Counseling. She later worked for King County, which employed her for a number of years until retirement. She also volunteered for the Hospice Program at Evergreen Hospital for several years. Pam loved to volunteer and serve her community. Many organizations benefited from her presence and insight. She was also involved at the Center for Spiritual Living performing administrative duties and office support.
Pam will always be remembered for her compassion, wisdom and great sense of humor. Reaching out to family and friends, remembering important occasions in people's lives with thoughtful cards and her motivation to learn and share new ideas, were all part of Pam's arsenal that will be forever missed. Most that knew Pamela Joyce Egbert Dowling will recognize her as one of the greatest women of her generation.
In Memory of Pamela Egbert Dowling
Wisdom Keeper, Sacred Journey Companion
Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend
Your Journey has ended, your next one begins
Rest in Peace Pam