Pamela Peterson

Pamela Peterson


Pamela Doris Peterson, 63, was born on September 16, 1957, in Sallisaw, OK to Samuel House and Edna Sittingdown House. On Thursday, February 4, 2021, she received her complete and total healing when she was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior. Over the years Pam spent the majority of her professional career taking care of others. She worked at the courthouse, spent 27 years with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and after retiring from the state, she worked as social services director for Sequoyah Manor Nursing Home. She loved working at the nursing home and would still be there today, if able. Outside of work, Pam loved spending time with her family and being the youngest of 10 children, she wasnt much older than some of her nieces and nephews. So she was the “fun aunt”. She would take her nieces and nephews out and about, to movies, to the zoo, cruising around Sonic and on numerous trips to McDonald’s. Later on she would do the same with her grandbabies, who couldn’t have asked for a better Grammy. Her eyes sparkled when she talked about her grandbabies. The love she had for them can’t be put into words. She enjoyed entertaining by having birthday parties, Christmas parties and Superbowl parties, any event that could be celebrated by a party and spending time with family, friends and food. She was also pretty crafty, making wreaths, curtains and “pretties”. Later in life, she discovered a hidden talent in painting, her home is filled with her beautiful artwork. But aside from her family, what she enjoyed the most, was decorating for holidays, especially Christmas. She transformed her home into a magical, Christmas wonderland each year. Pam is survived by her two children, daughter, Keara Walters and son, Eric Peterson, both of Sallisaw, OK. The love of her life, John Girdner of Sallisaw, OK. Three grandchildren, Easton Peterson, Tyson Lindsey and Laiklynn Cullipher of Greenwood, AR. Sisters Pat Cassidy, Lena Mae Harrell, Brenda Capehart and husband Mike, all of Sallisaw, Linda Wheeland of TX. Brothers Donald House of Sallisaw, OK, Kenneth House and wife Agnes of MO. and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Peterson, her parents, sisters Francis Fargo and Loretta Gamble, brother, Thaduse House, brothers in law C.B. Cassady, R.C. Gamble, Earl Wheeland and Billy John Fargo. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:00PM in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services with burial, beside her mama, in Drakestand Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Services, Sallisaw.


10 Responses

  1. Ms. Pam was a fine neighbor. She was always cordial, happy, smiling, with that warm, friendly personality. She really loved those grands and told me about them the first time we met. I thank The Lord for getting to know her in such a short time, it seems as if I’ve known her my entire life. She will be terribly missed by all who was blessed to know her. May the Lord bless her memory and comfort her beloved family and friends during this difficult time.

  2. My prayers for comfort and peace for all of Pam’s loved ones. She was one special lady that was always concerned for others. She had a heart if gold and always tried to be positive. She will be so missed by many but so thankful she is free from all pain and walking those streets of gold with her Lord and Savior.

  3. So very sad to hear of this. I remember Pam from her time with Child Welfare. She was so sweet and really cared about the families and her co-workers. Her love for her family was apparent from her conversations to the photos she carried of extended family members. Prayers for her family.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Pam was a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed . Prayer for peace and comfort.

  5. I am sorry to hear of Pam, but our loss is the Lord gain . She helped many families in Sequoyah County during her time in Child Welfare, when I was County Director.

  6. The influence Pam had in my life was huge. She was a roll model and a friend. I had a great deal of respect for her and cared for her very much. It was a honor to know her. As sad as it makes me that she is gone I’m glad her suffering has ended. My prayers go out to her family and loved ones as I know their loss is great.

  7. So sorry to hear that Pam has passed from this life. She was always a pleasure to be around. Her smile and beautiful spirit were contagious. May God wrap his arms of love and comfort around all of Pam’s family.

  8. So sorry it had to end for her so soon, so painful. Knew Pam in Okmulgee at work here and before and after she had her wonderful kids. She was a breath of fresh air and an great person to be around. I will remember her like in her photo here as smiling, sweet and full of ambition for life! Prayers and love to all who loved her. I will never forget the great priviledge of knowing Pam.

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