Pamela Kay (Garloch) Tribbie

Fund Type: Family Support

Shadyside, OH

Fundraiser ends on July 13, 2016

Please consider making a contribution here to help Pamela's family celebrate her memory and life.

Pam, As she was known to family and friends, was born May 5th 1955 and went to be

with her lord and savior, Jesus Christ, June 6th 2016 at the age of 61. Much too young for such

a loving person...

She graduated from Bellaire High School in Ohio in 1973 after attending JVS for dental

assisting. The reason I mention this is that she met her husband of almost 38 years, starting on August 11th 1979. They met in the dental office/chair and the romance began there. After they married,they ended up buying their first house that was full of many rooms she planned on filling with children. In 1986 they sold that house and moved to Los Angeles California. In 1988 they bought their second house in Lancaster CA.

Since they were unable to have children of their own, they decided to adopt. They ended

up adopting three boys. Pam moved into management in a dental office and truly loved it.

Her health started to deteriorate from a heart murmur she developed as a child from

rheumatic fever. She got to the point that she had difficulty in walking and ended up having both hips totally replaced, But it did not stop her from enjoying her hobbies that included gardening, sewing, quilting, ceramics and wrangling three boys. She did all this while supporting her husband through college. She thought once he graduated with his masters degree, she would be able to stay home and finish raising the boys while he supported her. Unbeknownst to them her husband graduated in January of 2006 and started dialysis in March of 2006. This curtailed her plans of staying home with her children.

They ended up moving back to Ohio in 2009 to take care of her dying parents. Being

unable to work anymore, she went on disability after her hip replacements. She was having

trouble breathing for quite some time due to the heart murmur. She talked to her family doctor and was referred to a specialist who advised her, after numerous tests, that she would need a new aortic heart valve. She made jokes and smiled when she was told it would be a cow heart valve. She said she may even moo once in a while after the operation. The operation was scheduled and she was happy and excited to be getting this operation so she could live anormal life again, and even plant a garden again; something she hadn't been able to do in many years. She went in the operating room with a smile on her face. The doctor came out after 11 hours in the operating room and advised her husband the operation was a success but they could not get the bleeding stopped. After being flown to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, and 37 units of blood later, the team working on her advised her family there was nothing more they could do. Her brothers were called in and once they arrived and said their goodbyes, at 2:00 p.m, they took her off life support, taking her last breath, putting an end to her many years of trials and suffering. Her last gift to us all was her smile and her love. She enjoyed flowers, Especially an assortment of colors of roses. But being the solebreadwinner, her family could use monetary donations instead of flowers that will soon die. This account was setup to help Pamela's family celebrate her memory and life.  Thanks in advance and may God bless. We can learn something from this beautiful woman and that is to face life with a smile on your face and love in your heart, You will be greatly missed.

The Tribbie Family.

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This fundraiser has been created in partnership with
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Ave., Shadyside, OH 43947

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