Obituary for Pamela Jo Burrow
A graveside memorial service for Pamela Jo Burrow will be held at 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 24, 2018 in the Portales Cemetery where Pam will be interred beside her father. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Pam’s honor to the American Diabetes Association and the American Liver Foundation.
For as we pass through this earth, it is to the attaining of heavenly pursuits that we long for. Pamela Jo Burrow, 55, passed from this earth in Dallas, Texas January 26th due to complications from diabetic nonalcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.
Pam was born April 28, 1962 as the first child of Roy Dean Burrow and Jimmie Onita Adair in Portales, New Mexico. She lived her formative years in Portales before moving to Melrose in 1975 and graduated as a member of the class of 1980. She attended ENMU for a couple of years before taking a Civil Service job at Cannon AFB. In 2010, she moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to live where she remained until her passing.
Pam was an avid book reader, especially romance novels, and loved watching movies. A love developed growing up in Portales going to the theater with her beloved Aunt Dee. Pam never married nor had kids of her own, but she loved and doted on her nephews and nieces especially those she practically helped raise in Candice and Jaime. She loved collecting frog knick-knacks and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan as was a rite of passage in her family.
Pam is survived by her mother, siblings Patricia (Leon) Lansford of Roswell, Linda McDermott of Albuquerque, James McDermott of Tyler, Texas, Paul (Laurie) Burrow of Roswell, and Patrick Burrow of Corinth, Texas; uncle F.A. Adair of Texas, aunts Billie Turner of California, Bettye Jo Kinkade of Clovis and Vanora (Gene) Harmon of Alamogordo (Vanora has since passed). Also surviving are nephews and nieces; Rick Blackburn of Texas, Gary Blackburn of California, C.L. Blackburn of Texas, Jo Lee (Blackburn) Wilson of Texas, Candice and Jaime Lansford of Alamogordo, Susan McDermott of Albuquerque, Carrie (Burrow) Jones of Albuquerque, and Callie and Kyle Burrow of Roswell, as well as 13 great nephews and nieces and many numerous cousins.
Predeceasing Pam were her father, grandparents W.K. “Bud” and Ethel Burrow, Fritz and Gladys Adair, siblings Kathy Blackburn and Bill McDermott, uncle Laurence Burrow, aunt Juanita Butler, and her special aunt DeMaris Barnett.