Pam graduated from Del Valle High School in 1972 and went on to take classes at a local business college, which gave her the tools to begin her successful work career. She soon met and married Terry Henderson and they had a wonderful son, Eric, shortly thereafter. Pam had a great work ethic, as evidenced by her numerous promotions and long-held positions. Her successful work career over her adult life allowed her to build and live the American dream. For the last 12 years, she was employed by the State of Texas in Child Protective Services, which was a job she really enjoyed and she planned on retiring there. She made close friends while working for CPS and was very respected and appreciated for her hard work and loyalty.
Pam was a voracious reader and movie connoisseur. She enjoyed reading about and watching science fiction, as well as action films and horror movies. She found tranquility in beading jewelry and she especially loved friendly political debates. Even though some of her family differed from her political beliefs, she was always willing to have healthy and intelligent political discussions and gave big hugs afterwards. Like Pam, if we could all discuss differences without anger, there may not be so much division in our country.
Most of all, Pam had a heart and as big as Texas! When her son Eric was young, their home was the popular house for all of Eric's friends to hang out. Pam made it a safe and secure second home to some of Eric's closest friends. Pam became Momma Bear to several young boys and when they needed a safe haven and unconditional love, Pam was there for them. Pam also loved her many kitties and spoiled them as well as all that knew her.
Pam endured some family tragedies over the past decade including the loss of her husband, Terry, and son. Eric. She also overcame several health obstacles in the same period of time. Her resiliency was highlighted through her positive outlook and unwavering spirit through these difficult events.
In addition to her husband and parents, Pam was predeceased by her son, Eric Allen who passed away in 2017. She is now reunited with her Angels.
Surviving are her brother Dennis Lyon of Austin, and sister Stacey Lyon Jamail and husband Jeff Jamail of Austin, her nephew Mickey Lyon Jamail and wife Reagan Jamail of Austin, and niece Meredith Tobler and husband Drew Tobler of Fayetteville, NC.
Due to Covid-19, a private in-person service of remembrance will be at Harrell Funeral Home, however, the service will be available virtually. Please go to Harrell Funeral Home website and enter your email address for virtual access.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Central Texas Food Bank.