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In Memory of

Pamela Eugenie Lindgren

October 24, 1928 - March 31, 2015

Obituary


Pamela Eugenie Lindgren died peacefully of natural causes on March 31, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Pam was born on October 24, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN to John Henry Prudlow and Amelia Waichulaitis Prudlow.

Pam was raised in Milwaukee, WI area with humble beginnings along with her younger brother, Ron, who she watched over and adored. Pam, an excellent student, quickly learned her innate business sense and helped her family navigate the hardships of the depression, working to supplement the family income. She graduated from West Milwaukee High and was a proud Phi Beta...

Pamela Eugenie Lindgren died peacefully of natural causes on March 31, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Pam was born on October 24, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN to John Henry Prudlow and Amelia Waichulaitis Prudlow.

Pam was raised in Milwaukee, WI area with humble beginnings along with her younger brother, Ron, who she watched over and adored. Pam, an excellent student, quickly learned her innate business sense and helped her family navigate the hardships of the depression, working to supplement the family income. She graduated from West Milwaukee High and was a proud Phi Beta Kappa alumna of Northwestern University in Eavanson, IL. Working her way through college, she excelled in the language arts, math, and business and had a passion for her drama and theater classes.

Pam married Donald Lindgren in 1952, in Milwaukee, and later her husband's career as an engineer with Tennaco Pipeline Company took them to Houston, TX. Pam started her own successful career with Coca Cola Foods in Houston showing her own business sense and advancing to positions of leadership and responsibility not common for a woman in the 1960's and 1970's. She eventually became the highest ranking female executive in the company. Pam and Don raised two children, Chris and Claire and some of their fondest family memories were regular camping trips to Colorado, Utah, and throughout Texas and Wisconsin.

Her love for the outdoors and earlier fishing, camping, and travel trailer trips to the Pacific Northwest inspired her move, along with her children, to Portland, OR in 1984. Pam finished the final ten years of her business career as an office administrator with Acacia Sales in Beaverton.

Her hobbies included being an excellent quilter and seamstress, trips to the Chinook Wind Casino with her neighbors from Royal Villa Mobile Home Park; and following each Seattle Mariner baseball game religiously. She shared this love with her son-in-law, Dennis Ahl of Seattle, as well as her greatest pride and joy, her two granddaughters, Alex and Dani. They followed her footsteps as good students and who adopted her strong work ethic. Both granddaughters found employment while attending high school and started saving to further their own education.

Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ron (Dorothy) Purdlow. Pam is survived by her son, Chris, of Hillsboro, OR and her daughter, Claire Ahl, of Kingston, WA, dear friends, cousins, and her nieces, Pam (Jim) Soltis, of Tunkhannock, PA, Sue, of West Allis, WI, and nephews John (Susan Frenz) and Mike (Val) of Milwaukee, WI.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.