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pamela a. vanvurst

June 21, 1946 - Oct. 4, 2013

GOSHEN — Pamela Ann Pottinger VanVurst, 67, of Goshen, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at home.

She was born June 21, 1946, in Detroit. Pam was the daughter of the late Maze Bakewell Pottinger and David Pottinger.

She graduated from Andover High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and attended college in Rhode Island until she left to be married.

In the summer of 1965, Pam married Henry VanVurst III. He preceded her in death.

A longtime resident of Michigan, Pam will be remembered for her generous heart, love of children and animals, and the ability to find value in everything.

“Sweet Pam” is survived by her children, Chip VanVurst and Matthew (Lesley) VanVurst, both of Florida, and Ashley VanVurst at home; her father, Dave, and his wife, Faye Peterson, of Goshen; brother Victor (Jane) Pottinger of Florida; sister Charity (Nick) Boyd of Goshen; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be at Yoder Culp Funeral Home, Goshen on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, Mich., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made for the care of Ashley VanVurst, c/o Chase Bank, 401 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526.

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