Pamela Rainbow Wilkendorf
Pamela Rainbow Wilkendorf
  • May 25, 1955 - January 3, 2018
  • Houston, Texas

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Pamela Ann Rainbow Wilkendorf was born on May 25, 1955 in Cedar Falls, IA and passed away at the age of 62 on January 3, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Pam was a much-loved daughter, sister, aunt, wife and a real-to-life mom to 3 nieces and nephews who needed it when it really counted the most and whom she cherished serving in the role.

Pam and her husband Steve first met at the First International Youth Orchestra Festival Concert in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1969. She was 14, he was 17. According to Steve, it did not go well.

But they were destined to meet years later in college at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Apparently, Steve figured out what he had done wrong years earlier and they were married in 1975. Pam graduated with a double degree in Biology and Chemistry and became a leader in her chosen fields of Microbiology and Virology within the industry of Bio-Tech/Pharmaceutical Drug Manufacturing.

However, if Pam had one main love, it was a close race between her husband and the many homeless dogs she convinced him to rescue with her over their 42 eventful years together. These creatures won her over by filling her life with immeasurable joy and laughter.

Pam's final request is to have her ashes spread on Madeira Island, Portugal, along with the ashes of her loving animals that have already crossed over The Rainbow Bridge. Pam found peaceful serenity on this island during her final years of a life well lived.

Pam is preceded in life by her brother, James Rainbow, mother, Marilyn Brice, father, Ed Rainbow.