Pamela's Story

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Pamela Ozella Mowery, nee Appleman was born in Massillion, Ohio on January 1, 1947, the daughter of Orrin Arrel and Lottie Belle Appleman nee Moss. She went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Hershel Lee Roy Mowery of the home; her mother, Lottie Belle Appleman of Lexington, OK; two sisters Laura (John) Hensley of Purcell, OK and Darlene (Gary) Berkovsky of Edmund, OK; and a brother Doug (Theresa) Appleman of New Braunfels, TX. Pamela was "Mom" to daughter Lisa L. Ross of Tucson, AZ, and sons Brian (Penny) Mowery of Weippe, ID, Mark (Donna) Mowery of Randle, WA, and Eric (Sarah) Mowery of Chicago, IL. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Megan, Allison, Christine, Jessica, Andrew, Hannah, Christopher, Samantha; Noah, and Katie and two great-grandchildren, Lorelai and Micah. Lee met Pamela while he was home on leave from the United States Air Force and, after a whirlwind romance they ran off to Las Vegas and got married on July 2, 1980. For the next 14 years Pamela followed Lee around in the military being stationed around the world winding up at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ. During that time Pamela held several Civil Service positions. After Lee retired from the Air Force, they moved to Lexington, OK. Pamela worked at the University of Oklahoma while Lee attended Southwestern Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduation Lee served as the Pastor of Enterprise Baptist Church in Norman, Oklahoma where Pamela was of great help and assistance to him in the ministry. In March of 1998, Lee went to Northwest Baptist Church in Tucson, AZ. Pamela's health began to fail and she took early retirement after they moved to Tucson. She continued assisting Lee in the ministry until his retirement in July, 2012. In May of 2016 Pam and Lee moved to Pierce, Idaho as Lee took a part-time position as Director of Missions for the Whispering Pines Southern Baptist Association in North-central Idaho. At the time of her death Pamela was a dedicated and vital member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Pierce. Her love, generosity and unselfish spirit were an inspiration to all those who knew her. Her many acts of charity and attention to the needs of those less fortunate touched the lives of so very many. Pamela was a very rare person who had absolutely no hatred in her for anyone else. She was the most devoted wife, mother and grandmother (Mema) any family could pray for. Our hearts are heavy with our great loss but we rejoice in the knowledge of her eternal home in glory with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A come-and-go visitation and reception will be at Crawford Funeral Service from 5-7pm on Thursday, May 4th. A service honoring Pamela's life will be at 10am on Friday, May 5th at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman.
Published on May 3, 2017
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