Pamela Sue Mann, 63, passed peacefully on August 27, 2022, after a two-year battle with cancer. Pam was born on August 16, 1959, in Colville, Washington, to Guy and Letha Hansen. A couple of years later, a sister, Kathy, joined the family. After living in several small towns in Eastern Washington, the family settled in Tenino in 1975.
Pam graduated from Tenino High School. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from City University. She made her career with the State of Washington, working for the Department of Social and Health Services.
In 1997, Pam married Gary Mann. She loved Gary with all her heart. She equally loved his kids and extended family. The part of her life that was the most important to her was her family. She doted on her grandsons and was excited to spend time with them any chance she got.
Pam was an avid reader. She loved books, whether fiction or non-fiction. She also enjoyed crocheting and giving her creations to others.
Pam is survived by her husband, Gary; her stepchildren, Sherry Moore (Butch) of Parkland and Sonny Mann (Katie) of Tacoma; grandsons, Cory, Tristan, and Maxx; sister, Kathy Beith (Mike) of Olympia; and many extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents.
Throughout her cancer journey, Pam maintained a positive attitude, an unwavering strength, and an amazing sense of grace and dignity. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501. A reception will follow.
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