Pam Dowling

Born: Burlington on 12 October 1948

Passed away: Kirkland on 28 March 2016

Aged: 67 years

The Story

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
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marc chamberlain


Pam Dowling, I am deeply saddened by your passing; and yet, I know that you are simply passing into another dimension. I know that you can never really leave those of us who were privileged enough to have been touched by you and who have loved you. You will live on in our hearts and through our lives forever. The sadness we all feel in our grief is both testimony to the love we feel for you, and it is the beginning of our journey of coming to terms with our lives without your physical presence. I carry you in my heart, and my life reflects your having made such a positive impact on me. Pam, you were my friend, my right hand, my support, my angel. You have been such a huge part of my ministry, and your love and support made me a better person and a better minister. You were there with me through every important milestone of my ministry; and I cannot thank you enough for being such a loving and powerful person in my life. I recently received my Doctorate of Divinity. It belongs to you as much as to me. I could not have done the things that I did to earn it without you support. Thank you. I invoke your example constantly as I consult for other churches and ministers to help them be more effective. So, your support and legacy go on to lift others even beyond your far too short time on this planet. I love you and miss you, Pam. Blessings on Your Journey Home...... Peace my dear friend. Rev. Dr. Suzi Schadle

Suzi Schadle


Thank you for such beautiful words for my sister. Pam was an amazing person, she was my angel on earth and will now be my angel from a far. I Love her so much. Thanks and blessings, Cheri Doyle

Cheri Doyle


Cheri Doyle


Autumn Dowling