Pam was born Nov. 23, 1964, in Klamath Fall, the youngest of three children born to Elsie Armstrong and Nate Young.
She grew up in Burns, where she attended grades 1-12. Pam’s passion for singing led to her winning the Miss High Desert in 1982. Pam also sang at various weddings and funerals in Harney County,
Pam married the love of her life, Joe Kohl, March 22, 1986. She gave birth to three beautiful children, Nick, Maggie and Matthew.
Her love of taking care of people led her to getting her CNA/CMA license. Through her career, she worked for Harney District Hospital, High Desert Medical. Toni Feist and Melanie Arntz. She loved nothing more than going camping and being with her family. She was a well-loved person throughout the whole community, not just for her caring touch as a nurse, but a No. 1 fan to her children.
Pam is survived by her brother, Gary Young; sister-in-law, Sherie Young; sister, Tina Young; mother-in-law, Rose Carracaburu; uncles, Ron Carroll, Al Altnow and John Bush; aunts, Cathy Altnow, Mary Smith, Tammy Carroll and Shirley Bush; and grandchild, Brayson Kohl.
She was preceded in death by her father, Nate Young; grandfather, George Carroll; grandmother, Lorene Carroll; and uncle, Don Carroll.
A funeral service was held Friday, July 10, at Pioneer Presbyterian Church.