Pamela Karen (Allison) McDonald

Born: Wed., Feb. 5, 1958
Died: Thu., Jul. 8, 2021

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Pamela Karen McDonald, 63, of Coalmont, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at her home.
Born on February 5, 1958, in Manhatten, KS, a daughter of the late James Boyd and Deanna Marie (Weaver) Allison.
She was married on May 27, 1978 at the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren to Gregory B. McDonald who survives at their home.
She was a 1976 graduate of Tussey Mt. High School and then attended the School of Computer Technology in Pittsburgh. Her employment included various bank teller and secretarial positions, Owner/Operator of McDonalds Greenhouse for 10 years, and Secretary for Long’s Outpost Inc. for 20 years.
A member of the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren, she served as Board Chair, Chorister, Ministry Commission, Board of Christian Education, and Camp Blue Diamond Representative. She was a member of the Bedford Springs Chapter #41 of the Order of Eastern Star and was on the Camp Blue Diamond Board of Directors.
Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She also focused so much of her energy on serving God and His Church. She loved singing, church camp, and teaching Sunday School.
She was dedicated to her family in every way possible and will be missed by all who loved her.
Along with her husband, she is survived by daughters, Stacey (McDonald), wife of Eric Bowser, Shawna (McDonald), wife of Robert Koehle, grandchildren, Gavin and Brayden Koehle, Eli and Anna Bowser, brother, John, husband of Carol (Spagnoli) Allison, sister-in-law Jamie (Kuklo) Allison, brother and sister-in-laws, David and Pamela I. (Brown) McDonald, nieces and nephews, John “Jack”, husband of Jennifer (Sponsler) Allison, Elizabeth Ice, Andrew Allison, Joseph Allison, Brandon Allison, Amanda Allison, Chelsey Allison, and Mitchell, husband of Gabrielle McDonald.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Allison, and Parent-In-Laws, James and Shirley (Bailey) McDonald.
Friends will be received on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 9:30 – 11 AM at the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren where a memorial service will follow with Pastor Mary Garvey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren, 14th and Norris St., Saxton, PA. 16678 or to Camp Blue Diamond, P.O. Box 240, Petersburg, PA. 16669.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. 5010 Railroad Ave. Broad Top City, PA. 16621. Online condolences can be made at

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Kathleen A Bollinger
   Posted Fri July 09, 2021
Greg and girls i'm so sorry for your loss me and Pam had a great time working at the kids connection and i was looking forward to seeing her there but i will see her in heaven some sweet day.May God be with you all and give you comfort R.I.P Pam

Steve & Sheila Ford
   Posted Sat July 10, 2021
Greg & Family,

We wish you and the family our deepest sympathy for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around all the family and bring you peace during this very difficult time.

Steve & Sheila

Tammy Hayes
   Posted Sun July 11, 2021
I'm deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Pam. There are places in our hearts that can only be filled with memories. All of my memories with my cousin Pam are wonderful happy times. May the family find comfort knowing that thoughts and prayers are with you as you journey through this difficult time. May you find peace knowing there is one more angel in heaven. God bless you and may he wrap his arms around you and help give you the strength you need. Sending my sincerest sympathy. Love, Tammy and Dave

Rick and Louann Heath
   Posted Sun July 11, 2021
We can’t begin to express the sorrow we feel for the loss of your wife and mother. Pam was such a lovely woman, Always ready to smile and offer encouragement. We remember you in our prayers. Prayers for peace as you walk through this sad time. God bless.

Kylie Murray
   Posted Tue July 13, 2021

Loving Embrace was sent by Altoona ED.

Wishing you peace and comfort. And wishing you the courage to face the days ahead. Please know that you are in all our thoughts and prayers. -UPMC Altoona Emergency Department

David Garver
   Posted Wed July 14, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Please enjoy the lifetime of great memories she gave you over the years. God bless your family at this time.

   Posted Wed July 14, 2021
Our thought and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.....

Laura Lynge
   Posted Thu July 15, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss, sending my deepest sympathy and love to your all.
So thankful for Pam and her family that they open their harts and home for me and made me a part of their lives for a year. A very special family.

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