Obituary for Pamela Young
Pam, an amazing mother, wife, sister, daughter, and leader, passed away suddenly on May 13th at age 53. She was near completion of her Ed.D in Teacher Leadership, dissertation topic: “Exploring the Needs of Families with Young Children with Autism.” She is survived by her husband Daniel; two daughters Paige and Alexandra Kirby; mother Donna and step-father Russell Davenport; sisters Debra Carlin and Sandra Knaak; step-siblings Rene’ Hawarny, Anne, Peter, and Mark Davenport; and numerous nieces, nephews, colleagues, and friends. She was predeceased by her father Norman Ross and sister Lisa Rossow. Her legacy will live on through family, friends, students, and those saved through her decision to be an organ donor.
A memorial service is being held at Skyline Church in La Mesa, CA on Saturday, May 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Pam’s honor to Autism Speaks at