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“Joe, Joe Jr., Nick and Alisa, Thank you so much for sharing your wife and mom with me and letting me spend so much time with her the last few months...Read More »
1 of 80 | Posted by: April Regelin

“To my Best Friend...I have so many wonderful memories I don't know where to start. I know you are smiling down on all of us and making sure we are ...Read More »
2 of 80 | Posted by: Lisa Iddings

“I am so sorry to learn of Pam's passing. She was a wonderful role model for me while I worked with her at Oak Grove. She often wanted to hear stories...Read More »
3 of 80 | Posted by: Kristen Colyer - Oregon City, OR

“There are too many memories my dear friend. Starting from when we were in high school and met in shorthand at the age of 15. Our high school days of...Read More »
4 of 80 | Posted by: Shanna Magnuson - Portland, OR

“Although Pam and I weren't close friends in high school, she was always kind and smiling at everyone. I remember her beautiful face and thick,...Read More »
5 of 80 | Posted by: Tami Zimmerman-Harris

“Joe and family - Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I was a friend of Pam's from high school, when she attended here in Ohio. She was a...Read More »
6 of 80 | Posted by: Kara Francis Lambert - Grove City, OH

“My prayers are with Pam's loving family. I attended school in Columbus, Ohio with Pam, she left a lasting impression as she was a very beautiful and...Read More »
7 of 80 | Posted by: Jill (Brown) Roush - Columbus, OH

“I would like to express my deepest sympathy to her husband, each of her children, family and friends. Pam and I became friends freshman year of high...Read More »
8 of 80 | Posted by: Melody Denmead Cope - Grove City, OH

“Pam was an exceptionally kind person, not just in thought, but in deed, as well. If anyone needed anything, she was there for them. She was open,...Read More »
9 of 80 | Posted by: Sally Keenan - Milwaukie, OR

“When ever i went into the office at Oak Grove school and Pam was there she Always had a smile on her face. She was very friendly and warm with...Read More »
10 of 80 | Posted by: Lisa Modica

“To Pam's Loved Ones - Pam and I were great friends when she lived here in Ohio. We would hang out, listen to music, laugh so hard and eat Oreo's...Read More »
11 of 80 | Posted by: Crystal Johnson McLaughlin

“Dear Pam's family, i was very sorry to hear about your loved one.Our school will miss her caring personality and her smile.Vicky Hager ”
12 of 80 | Posted by: vicky hager - milwaukie, OR

“Pam and I spent a lot of time together when we were in 8th grade. I spent many weekends at her house. I have several good memories with Pam but one I...Read More »
13 of 80 | Posted by: Debbie Bacchus - Roanoke, VA

“Pam was always there for me and my family. She was even there when Nick split my face (in 3rd grade) open and she had to drive me to the hospital...Read More »
14 of 80 | Posted by: Tassi Drake - Milwaukie, OR

“Pam was such a kind and caring person. I will always remember talking to her about my girls! She always seemed to really care about how they were...Read More »
15 of 80 | Posted by: Kevin Greenleaf

“I first met Pam when she babysat my son who was in Kindergarten. He is now 20. To say that Pam babysat him would be an understatement. She looked...Read More »
16 of 80 | Posted by: Denis Byrne - Portland, OR

“Pam was a true person, women of her word, and a truly wonderful friend. She cared for everyone. She is a gift to us all of what heaven is really like...Read More »
17 of 80 | Posted by: Jami Young

“What a delight when Pam would walk through the door of the Studio with that beautiful smile and the twinkle in those big brown eyes. She always...Read More »
18 of 80 | Posted by: Rose Harris - Clackamas, OR

“Pam was such a specail and wonderful person. Though I didn't get to see her often, I always cherished the time we did spend together. She always had...Read More »
19 of 80 | Posted by: Michele George - Columbus, OH

“I am sorry to hear that Pam has passed away. What a beautiful & kind women she was. We met during my daughters senior year on the RPHS Dance Team...Read More »
20 of 80 | Posted by: Lori Horton

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved Pamela and thought of her often. I have not seen or talked to her in years but she is forever in my heart...Read More »
21 of 80 | Posted by: Diane Abernathy

“I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Pam was always such a great Mom and person. We will miss her! ”
22 of 80 | Posted by: Anonymous

“I have always considered Pam to be like a second mom to me. From all the times our families had while in Scouts together and all the stories and...Read More »
23 of 80 | Posted by: Sean Van Walchren

“Pam worked at my school oak grove elementrey school mrs. paola was my faivrot teacher she would allways go outside and pick flowers with me and she...Read More »
24 of 80 | Posted by: Alex Mehigan - milwaukie, OR

“Pam, sweet Pam...you will be missed by all that knew you. You touched people in such simple, sweet and caring ways that we can all learn from and try...Read More »
25 of 80 | Posted by: Monique Singleton - Beaverton, OR

“To my cousin Joey and his beautiful children, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your amazing wife and mother. I did not know her very well but...Read More »
26 of 80 | Posted by: Melisa McCurry - West Linn, OR

“Aunnie Pam (aunnie, not aunt because I couldnt say it when I was little) I miss you and hope you are having fun with my grandma and pebbles.. Thank...Read More »
27 of 80 | Posted by: Josh Canchola - Portland, OR

“To my wife, Pam, You gave me the best 20 years of my life. I remember when we met and I went home with you. And I never left. You were the most...Read More »
28 of 80 | Posted by: Joe Paola

“pam was cool ”
29 of 80 | Posted by: Tara Mehigan - milwaukie, OR

“I NEVER GOT TO MEET PAM BUT THROUGH LISA LOVE FOR HERE I FELT I KNEW HERE SHE WAS A ANGEL IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS ARE HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU...Read More »
30 of 80 | Posted by: jeff

“Pam, One of the gifts you have given everyone who knows you is that of LOVE. It was impossible to be near Pam without feeling her love of life,...Read More »
31 of 80 | Posted by: Sally Leet

“I remember Pam from high school in Columbus, Ohio. She was adorable. My heart and prayers go out to her parents, her children and her husband. She is...Read More »
32 of 80 | Posted by: Leigh Gerhardt - Columbus, OH

“Ms paola will allways live in our hearts she was very kind and respectful and ofcorse safe that is our school rules here and she deffentitley...Read More »
33 of 80 | Posted by: Family of oak grove elementrey school

“Every morning when I walked in the office I would always get a hug from Pam. She always had a smile for you no matter what kind of day she was having...Read More »
34 of 80 | Posted by: Laura Gumber - oregon city, OR

“i first met pam at a sunday school meeting about 13 years ago when she attended milwaukie lutheran church.the first thing i noticed about her other...Read More »
35 of 80 | Posted by: renee - milwaukie, OR

“Pam...my friend. She was my Samela Poo. I was so blessed to have her in my life. We shared secrets, laughter, tears and more wonderful times than I...Read More »
36 of 80 | Posted by: Judy Rippee

“Pam oh Pam Pam was very sweet and nice even know she is in heven she will allways be in our hearts she is very pretty and very nice she fot breast...Read More »
37 of 80 | Posted by: Alex Mehigan - milwaukie

“bye pam i miss you ”
38 of 80 | Posted by: Alex Mehigan - Milwaukie, OR

“OMGOSH --Looking for fb friends And I read about Pam! Breaks my HEART !1 Crying my eyes out right now, I wondered I had'nt heard from her in a long...Read More »
39 of 80 | Posted by: Jon Martin - milwaukie, OR

“Pam was a beautiful shining light and she is dearly missed ”
40 of 80 | Posted by: Mary Spinnler

“Pam was a beautiful shining light and she is dearly missed ”
41 of 80 | Posted by: Mary Spinnler - friend

“OMGOSH --Looking for fb friends And I read about Pam! Breaks my HEART !1 Crying my eyes out right now, I wondered I had'nt heard from her in a long...Read More »
42 of 80 | Posted by: Jon Martin - milwaukie, OR

“bye pam i miss you ”
43 of 80 | Posted by: Alex Mehigan - Milwaukie, OR

“Pam oh Pam Pam was very sweet and nice even know she is in heven she will allways be in our hearts she is very pretty and very nice she fot breast...Read More »
44 of 80 | Posted by: Alex Mehigan - milwaukie

“Pam...my friend. She was my Samela Poo. I was so blessed to have her in my life. We shared secrets, laughter, tears and more wonderful times than I...Read More »
45 of 80 | Posted by: Judy Rippee - Friend

“i first met pam at a sunday school meeting about 13 years ago when she attended milwaukie lutheran church.the first thing i noticed about her other...Read More »
46 of 80 | Posted by: renee - milwaukie, OR

“Every morning when I walked in the office I would always get a hug from Pam. She always had a smile for you no matter what kind of day she was having...Read More »
47 of 80 | Posted by: Laura Gumber - oregon city, OR

“Ms paola will allways live in our hearts she was very kind and respectful and ofcorse safe that is our school rules here and she deffentitley...Read More »
48 of 80 | Posted by: Family of oak grove elementrey school

“I remember Pam from high school in Columbus, Ohio. She was adorable. My heart and prayers go out to her parents, her children and her husband. She is...Read More »
49 of 80 | Posted by: Leigh Gerhardt - Columbus, OH

“Pam, One of the gifts you have given everyone who knows you is that of LOVE. It was impossible to be near Pam without feeling her love of life,...Read More »
50 of 80 | Posted by: Sally Leet

“I NEVER GOT TO MEET PAM BUT THROUGH LISA LOVE FOR HERE I FELT I KNEW HERE SHE WAS A ANGEL IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS ARE HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU...Read More »
51 of 80 | Posted by: jeff - friend

“pam was cool ”
52 of 80 | Posted by: Tara Mehigan - milwaukie, OR

“To my wife, Pam, You gave me the best 20 years of my life. I remember when we met and I went home with you. And I never left. You were the most...Read More »
53 of 80 | Posted by: Joe Paola - Husband

“Aunnie Pam (aunnie, not aunt because I couldnt say it when I was little) I miss you and hope you are having fun with my grandma and pebbles.. Thank...Read More »
54 of 80 | Posted by: Josh Canchola - Portland, OR

“To my cousin Joey and his beautiful children, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your amazing wife and mother. I did not know her very well but...Read More »
55 of 80 | Posted by: Melisa McCurry - West Linn, OR

“Pam, sweet Pam...you will be missed by all that knew you. You touched people in such simple, sweet and caring ways that we can all learn from and try...Read More »
56 of 80 | Posted by: Monique Singleton - Beaverton, OR

“Pam worked at my school oak grove elementrey school mrs. paola was my faivrot teacher she would allways go outside and pick flowers with me and she...Read More »
57 of 80 | Posted by: Alex Mehigan - milwaukie, OR

“I have always considered Pam to be like a second mom to me. From all the times our families had while in Scouts together and all the stories and...Read More »
58 of 80 | Posted by: Sean Van Walchren

“I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Pam was always such a great Mom and person. We will miss her! ”
59 of 80 | Posted by: Anonymous - Acquantince

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved Pamela and thought of her often. I have not seen or talked to her in years but she is forever in my heart...Read More »
60 of 80 | Posted by: Diane Abernathy - Old Friend

“I am sorry to hear that Pam has passed away. What a beautiful & kind women she was. We met during my daughters senior year on the RPHS Dance Team...Read More »
61 of 80 | Posted by: Lori Horton - dance team mom

“Pam was such a specail and wonderful person. Though I didn't get to see her often, I always cherished the time we did spend together. She always had...Read More »
62 of 80 | Posted by: Michele George - Columbus, OH

“What a delight when Pam would walk through the door of the Studio with that beautiful smile and the twinkle in those big brown eyes. She always...Read More »
63 of 80 | Posted by: Rose Harris - Clackamas, OR

“Pam was a true person, women of her word, and a truly wonderful friend. She cared for everyone. She is a gift to us all of what heaven is really like...Read More »
64 of 80 | Posted by: Jami Young - Friend

“I first met Pam when she babysat my son who was in Kindergarten. He is now 20. To say that Pam babysat him would be an understatement. She looked...Read More »
65 of 80 | Posted by: Denis Byrne - Portland, OR

“Pam was such a kind and caring person. I will always remember talking to her about my girls! She always seemed to really care about how they were...Read More »
66 of 80 | Posted by: Kevin Greenleaf

“Pam was always there for me and my family. She was even there when Nick split my face (in 3rd grade) open and she had to drive me to the hospital...Read More »
67 of 80 | Posted by: Tassi Drake - Milwaukie, OR

“Pam and I spent a lot of time together when we were in 8th grade. I spent many weekends at her house. I have several good memories with Pam but one I...Read More »
68 of 80 | Posted by: Debbie Bacchus - Roanoke, VA

“Dear Pam's family, i was very sorry to hear about your loved one.Our school will miss her caring personality and her smile.Vicky Hager ”
69 of 80 | Posted by: vicky hager - milwaukie, OR

“To Pam's Loved Ones - Pam and I were great friends when she lived here in Ohio. We would hang out, listen to music, laugh so hard and eat Oreo's...Read More »
70 of 80 | Posted by: Crystal Johnson McLaughlin

“When ever i went into the office at Oak Grove school and Pam was there she Always had a smile on her face. She was very friendly and warm with...Read More »
71 of 80 | Posted by: Lisa Modica

“Pam was an exceptionally kind person, not just in thought, but in deed, as well. If anyone needed anything, she was there for them. She was open,...Read More »
72 of 80 | Posted by: Sally Keenan - Milwaukie, OR

“I would like to express my deepest sympathy to her husband, each of her children, family and friends. Pam and I became friends freshman year of high...Read More »
73 of 80 | Posted by: Melody Denmead Cope - Grove City, OH

“My prayers are with Pam's loving family. I attended school in Columbus, Ohio with Pam, she left a lasting impression as she was a very beautiful and...Read More »
74 of 80 | Posted by: Jill (Brown) Roush - Columbus, OH

“Joe and family - Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I was a friend of Pam's from high school, when she attended here in Ohio. She was a...Read More »
75 of 80 | Posted by: Kara Francis Lambert - Grove City, OH

“Although Pam and I weren't close friends in high school, she was always kind and smiling at everyone. I remember her beautiful face and thick,...Read More »
76 of 80 | Posted by: Tami Zimmerman-Harris

“There are too many memories my dear friend. Starting from when we were in high school and met in shorthand at the age of 15. Our high school days of...Read More »
77 of 80 | Posted by: Shanna Magnuson - Portland, OR

“I am so sorry to learn of Pam's passing. She was a wonderful role model for me while I worked with her at Oak Grove. She often wanted to hear stories...Read More »
78 of 80 | Posted by: Kristen Colyer - Oregon City, OR

“To my Best Friend...I have so many wonderful memories I don't know where to start. I know you are smiling down on all of us and making sure we are ...Read More »
79 of 80 | Posted by: Lisa Iddings - Best Friend

“Joe, Joe Jr., Nick and Alisa, Thank you so much for sharing your wife and mom with me and letting me spend so much time with her the last few months...Read More »
80 of 80 | Posted by: April Regelin


Pamela died at home with her family by her side after a 16 month fight with breast cancer. She was 44 years old. Pam was adopted from Seville, Spain when she was 7 months old to Bud Kesselring and Sue Huerta. She lived in Columbus Ohio for 15 years before moving to Milwaukie, Oregon. She graduated from Rex Putnam High School in 1983, attended college and went to work for a law firm. Pamela married Joseph Paola in 1990 and raised her three beautiful children; Joe Jr., Nicholas, and Alisa. Pam started working at North Oak Grove Elementary School volunteering as a teacher’s helper and then began full-time as a Title One assistant. Because of her strong devotion for kids, Pamela finished her work as the principle’s secretary for 16 years. Pam always made time to share her love and support to both people who were apart of her life and to those she met for the first time. Pamela was a Christian who loved God deeply. She is survived by her husband Joe and her three loving children. Memorial Contributions to Susan B. Komen Foundation, www.komen.org.

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