In Memory

Pamela Campbell (Dalrymple)

Pamela Campbell (Dalrymple)

    Pam Campbell (Dalrymple)  (1946 - 2017)

Our adored mother, wife, sister, grandmother, daughter, sister-in-law, auntie and friend passed away October 4, 2017 in Oahu, Hawaii, her home for the past 40+ years. Pam graduated from Olympus High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1964. She graduated from the Westfield College, Mountain View, California with a BA in Education. She taught in this field for several years. She also worked for Quanta's Airlines for many years. However, she found the career she loved by becoming a dedicated professional realtor on the island. She was very much respected by her co-workers. Her expertise, keen perception and good eye endeared her to many clients.

More important than any career or degree which Pam obtained and performed to perfection was the person she was. Pam lived the quote by Maya Angelou "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Pam made everyone feel special and loved. Pam was the sparkle in the room, she was the defender of the vulnerable, and she was the supportive cheer-leader and wise counselor. 

Pam as you stated "My job is done here" and now you are one more angel in Heaven. We say Heaven is blessed. We have such an empty space in our hearts from your physical absence. We shall think of the phrase you always said, no matter what, even to the end. When asked, "How are doing?" you responded, "I'm terrific". It is your words which help provide comfort through this painful temporary separation from you. We will keep repeating them as a mantra to help us endure the loss of you. We respect, love and adore you. You are admired by the many you touched. You made the world a better place for everyone. A life well lived, Pam. We are so grateful for you. Thank you. And yes, you are TERRFIC! 

Pam is survived by her devoted husband of 48 years, LCDR Ret. USN John Dalrymple. Her singular and spectacular daughter, Lindsey and her precious granddaughter, Naomi Emmalani, were Pam's galaxy. She is also survived by her mother Peggie Taylor, her much loved brother, Dr. Rick Campbell with whom she shared an especially sweet relationship, her sister-in-law Katherine Campbell who considered Pam one of her best friends, her niece, Madison, who loved Pam's sense of humor and their tennis matches and many extended family members and friends. 

Pam is preceded in death by her beloved nephew Michael A. Bignami.

A celebration of life will be held next spring on Oahu, the island Pam loved. It will be announced at a later date. The family would like to offer a special thanks to medical teams of the Huntsmen Cancer Institute and Hope Lodge. The family request that in lieu flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left for family and friends on

Published in Deseret News from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2017

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10/08/17 07:55 PM #1    

(Jenny) Marie Lind

Pam had a constellation of friends.
She knew how to love and how to be the best kind of friend forever. 
She knew what each person hungered for in this life.
Pam’s platters were always filled to brimming and given to all. 

Recently, while John and Lindsay tenderly attended at her bedside, her granddaughter Naomi delighted her heart.  Ten days ago with a giggle Pam related to me that upon seeing the same kind neighbors returning to the door, Naomi had come running to her beside, “Grammy, Grammy, come quick, come quick!  It is the people with the good food”. 

Pam also built her own life, eagerly filling it with “the good food”.  She learned adroitly to remove sticks and stones and rubble as needed. In seeking out goodness, she carved out her own beautiful life, now homeward bound. 

Some say she was a savior to their family.  Some say she made them a success in their life. Some say her perception, keen sense of humor and optimism propelled them and she was a fascinated fun-filled traveling companion. Some say she allowed them to feel good about themselves, loved them completely and is on their shoulder now. To me, she was as close as I may come to a true childhood sister. I join with her many friends to say – You are terrific! Many thanks. You are for keeps.  

My love,

10/09/17 12:03 PM #2    

Kristie Tolman (Pitts)

Thanks Jenny (Marie) for your beautiful thoughts.  My condolences to you for losing such a dear friend.  I admired and liked Pam for her fun enthusiastic personality.  It is difficult to see any of our dear Titan friends  on the memorial page.  It is rewarding and tender to see what a legacy of accomplishment and love that they have left behind.  Thanks Jenny for sharing this.

10/10/17 02:00 PM #3    

David Judd

Thanks, Marie. I remember Pam but never really knew her.  I wish I did. What she brought  out in you was very heart warming. Thanks, Dave





10/11/17 02:41 AM #4    

Barbara Miller (Schneider)

Dear Pam..............You left us too soon. My heart is so saddened by your transition...BUT  I know you have com plete PEACE and JOY now.!  There are so many happy/crazy memories that we shared  out of high school----Jackson Lake Lodge...San Francisco....and HAWAII.  Pam at Turtle Bay and Barb at the Outrigger.  Your love for people, your passion to do the right thing, and your positive attitude have gone with you, as you have become a spiritual guardian angel for your beautiful family.  Thankyou dear friend for memories of new adven tures and excitement.  I'll love ya forever, Pam...and we all will be together soon

10/11/17 08:37 AM #5    

Jan Bagley

Pam was a neighbor.  I always admired how composed and in control she was.   Great sense of humor.

Very sorry to hear she has left us.

10/11/17 12:40 PM #6    

Robert S. (Bob) Bacon

Marie thank for the update on Pam passing and your personal reflections.  Those of you who have added comments about our classmate, thank you. Such entries give us all a better understanding of Pam, especially those of us who knew her not well.   May she continue to thrive on her new adventure. 

10/11/17 03:22 PM #7    

Harvey Cahoon

Until our 50th Reunion, I had not seen or heard of Pam since our Olympus graduation.  When it was clear she was coming, I looked forward to seeing her again. 

In reflecting on that positive anticipation, I’ve tried to recall why.  Pam and I never dated, and I cannot remember any particular event from our high school days.  Even so, my impression of Pam, which has lasted over a half-century, was of a remarkably pretty girl who treated me, an uber-nerd, with genuine kindness and friendship.  I felt far from worthy, and yet, her capacity for true kindness and thoughtfulness made my high school experience not only more tolerable but truly welcoming and friendly.  Back then, I felt I didn’t deserve to be so regarded by such a cute girl.  Unaccountably to me but true to her character, she was the kind of dear soul who honestly cared for all those around her regardless of their rung on the social ladder. 

It was a delight to reconnect, even though briefly, at the reunion, and I’m deeply saddened that she lost her last battle with disease.  She was a classy lady in the very best sense of those words. 

So disappointed that she is gone. 

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