Pamela Raye Ramsey Heberling, 59, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, at her home while under the care of Access Hospice of Pocatello. Her loving husband and family was at her side.
Pam was born in Burley on May 24, 1952. She was the third child of William “Bill” and Glenna Loveless Ramsey. She was raised on a farm in the Heyburn area. She was a tomboy and loved the outdoors. She enjoyed riding horses with her dad and family in the mountains. She loved rough and tumble, but grew up to be such a lady!
She attended Minico High School and then went on to cosmetology school. She graduated as a licensed beautician, but found it boring. She worked at several places, then found employment at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). She started out as a secretary and worked up to be an administrator of INL construction projects. She met many wonderful people who became lifelong friends.
She married Lanny King in Burley but was later divorced. She married the love of her life, Murray Max Heberling, on May 29, 1999. Max was a divorced father of three teenage boys. She learned to love them as her own.
Pam and Max built their home just east of Blackfoot. They enjoyed working together on all aspects of their home and they enjoyed traveling together.
In June 2008, Pam became ill with liver bile duct cancer. She was fortunate enough to receive a liver transplant, but suffered many setbacks. She spent about eight months in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the Intermountain Health Care transplant floor and numerous trips to their ICU unit. She truly loved and appreciated the doctors, nurses, and all those who cared for her there for so long a time.
She recovered enough to enjoy several trips to Alaska. The last trip was a road trip up the Alaskan Highway with their fifth wheel trailer and all the comfort of home during the summer of 2010.
Pam’s cancer came back in late 2010. She was still able to enjoy life for the most part and traveled to Cancun for Christmas and a January cruise down the Mexican West Coast. They especially enjoyed taking their granddaughter, Maiya, to Orlando Florida, and Disney World on her spring break in 2010.
Pam is survived by her husband, Murray “Max” Heberling; his three sons, Mathew “Matt” (Gretchen) of Bend, Ore.; Martin (Jessica) of Idaho Falls and Michael “Max” (Lindsay) of Boise.She has one granddaughter, Maiya. Also surviving are her mother, Glenna Ramsey of Heyburn; sisters Peggy (Charles) Dunow of Springfield, Mo.; Patricia (Richard) Pierson of Heyburn; and Barbra (Greg) Jarvis of Buhl; brothers Richard (Cindy) and Bill (Corinne) Ramsey, both of New Plymouth; many nieces, nephews and their families.She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Ramsey.
The funeral service will be at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, on Friday, July 29, 2011. at 2 p.m. The family will meet with friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the funeral home. Private interment will be at the Marion Cemetery in Oakley.
We want to especially thank Access Hospice of Pocatello for their home care during Pam’s fight with cancer. Sarah Bingham was an angel for her support to us. We thank you again and again! Sincerely,The Heberling Family.
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