Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 27, 2012

Pamela A. Blue

TRAVERSE CITY-- Pamela Ann Blue, 61, of Traverse City, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, 2012, at her home. Born April 22, 1951, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Norma (Ragan) Blue.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and also enjoyed her association with the A.R.C. Camp.

Pam was employed by Pranges and Younkers, where she thoroughly enjoyed her work and the interaction with other employees.

Her participation in Special Olympics was always very special, and she was the proud recipient of many medals for her winning accomplishments.

Her gentle heart and kind spirit will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her supportive family; sisters, Anita K. Martin, of Bokeelia, Fla., Pat (Larry) Jackson, of San Antonia, Texas, Nancy (Dave) Shay, of Kingsley, Charlene Gleason, of Traverse City, and Bobbie Whaley, of Traverse City; brother, Donald Lappo, of Kingsley; brother-in-law, George Willis, of Brighton, Ill.; sister-in-law, Gail Blue, of Roscommon; longtime friend and caregiver, Katie Walters; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Margery Blue; sister, Doty Willis; and her brothers, Douglas and Dennis Blue.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Zagore will officiate. Burial will follow at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

In remembrance of Pam, memorials may be directed to Special Olympics Michigan, Central Michigan University, East Campus Drive, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.

Kindly share your memories with the family on their online guestbook at

Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

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