Goshen News, Goshen, IN


October 9, 2013

Pamela Ann Pottinger VanVurst

June 21, 1946-Oct. 4, 2013

GOSHEN — Pamela Ann Pottinger VanVurst, 67, passed away unexpectedly Friday at her home.

She was born June 21, 1946 in Detroit, Mich.

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, who preceded her in death.

A longtime resident of Michigan, Pam will be remembered for her generous heart, love of children and animals and her 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, Goshen; brother, Victor (Jane) Pottinger, Florida; sister, Charity (Nick) Boyd, Goshen; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

A memorial service is set to take place at Yoder Culp Funeral Home in Goshen Sunday at 3 p.m.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, Mich. at a later date.

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

Online condolences may be shared at yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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