March 7, 1947 - December 21, 2016
Pamela Ann Box, beloved Mother, Wife, Grammy, Great-Grandmother, Sister and Aunt passed away on December 21, 2016 with her family at her side.
Pamela was born on March 7, 1947 in Huntington Park, California to H.J. and Emma Rose Lee. She grew up in Downey, California where she graduated from Downey High School in 1964. As a Downey Vikette, she loved all of the friends she gained from being a part of that experience. Pamela met and fell in love with her husband, Ron, and married on July 5, 1969 at the First Baptist Church of Downey.
Pamela began her journey in education as a teacher at Rio Hondo Elementary School in 1970. Throughout her 35 years of service in the Downey Unified School District, Pamela was a teacher, a reading specialist, and an elementary school principal. Throughout her 35 years of dedication to the children of Downey, Pam found happiness in impacting the lives of everyone she met. She loved all aspects of her career. It truly was her calling and she found great joy in encouraging teachers as well as students to be the very best they could be.
In her retired years, Pam and her husband Ron, found tremendous pleasure in spending time with their wonderful family. Pam’s favorite thing to do was having the family over, because she enjoyed a home filled with laughter. She looked forward to monthly birthday celebrations that were spent sharing good food, watching the kids play, and hearing all about life’s adventures from each of her beloved family members. She lovingly cared for her two youngest granddaughters during the day, and cherished the time playing games, reading stories, and cuddling for nap time with them.
Pam will be greatly missed. We know her spirit lives on in each and every one of us who were fortunate to be a part of her life. She is survived by her beloved husband Ron; her three faithful daughters, Kelly, Allison, and Melissa; her devoted son, Jeff; her two wonderful sons-in-law, Mario and Trevor, her incredible grandchildren, Christina, Freddy, Gianna, Matthew, Stephanie, Carlos, Stella, and Delilah ; precious great grandchildren, Preston, Kaden, Mia, and Joshua, and many close cherished friends.
A “Celebration of Life” service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Downey First Christian Church, in Downey, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pamela Box Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Warren High School, which will provide a scholarship to a Downey senior pursuing a career in education.