Pam Van Ahn
Pam Van Ahn passed away Saturday, June 15th at her home in Roswell, GA. Pam was born October 31, 1953, in Lake City, IA, and attended Lake City High School, Ellsworth Community College and St. Anthony’s School of Nursing. She began her nursing career in Cedar Falls, IA.
Pam was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Green Bay Packer’s fan, enjoying game days virtually with her children but nothing brought greater joy to Pam than being “Yaya” to her grandchildren, Vada, Ivy and Birk. Her love for them was larger than life.
Pam moved to Roswell, GA where she was the primary caregiver to her mother, who had Lewy Body dementia. After Carol’s passing, Pam and her sister Jean formed a non-profit, Caring Together in Hope and Amy’s Place. (www.amysplace.net). Amy’s Place is the first freestanding “memory café” in the U.S. Amy’s Place provides an opportunity for the family caregiver and their loved one with dementia to socialize, learn and connect with those who share in the journey of caring for someone with dementia. Pam was the Executive Director and a tremendous help to many in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Pam was blessed with three children; Andrea Newland of San Diego, CA, Ryan Newland of Austin, TX and Carolyn (Bryan) Peterson of Round Rock, TX and three grandchildren, Vada, Ivy and Birk Peterson. Also surviving Pam are her three siblings; Terry Van Ahn (Susan) of Alexandria, MN, Jean Van Ahn (Mike Burke) of Atlanta, GA and Tom von Ahn (Wendy) of Osh Kosh, WI. Her father, Ed and mother Carol preceded Pam in death.
Memorials may be sent to
14 Sloan Street
Roswell, GA 30075
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake City with burial in the Lake City Cemetery following the service.