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Pamela Karen McDonald | Obituary



Pamela Karen McDonald, 63, of Coalmont, died Thursday, July 8, 2021 at her home.

Born February 5, 1958 in Manhattan, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late James Boyd and Deanna Marie (Weaver) Allison.

She was married on May 27, 1978 at the Brethren’s Church in Stonerstown to Gregory B. McDonald, who survives in their home.

She graduated in 1976 from Tussey Mt. High School and then attended the School of Computer Technology in Pittsburgh. His employment included various positions as bank teller and secretary, owner / operator of McDonalds Greenhouse for 10 years and secretary for Long’s Outpost Inc. for 20 years.

A member of the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren, she has served as chair of the board, chorister, ministry committee, Christian education council and representative of Camp Blue Diamond. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Bedford Springs Chapter 41 and served on the Camp Blue Diamond board of directors.

Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She has also focused much of her energy on serving God and His Church. She loved singing, church camps and teaching Sunday School.

She was devoted to her family in every way possible and will be missed by all who loved her.

With her husband, she is survived by her daughters: Stacey (McDonald), wife of Eric Bowser, and Shawna (McDonald), wife of Robert Koehle; grandchildren: Gavin and Brayden Koehle, Eli and Anna Bowser; brother, John, husband of Carol (Spagnoli) Allison; sister-in-law, Jamie (Kuklo) Allison; brother and sister-in-law, David and Pamela I. (Brown) McDonald; nieces and nephews: John “Jack”, husband of Jennifer (Sponsler) Allison; Elizabeth Ice Cream; Andrew Allison; Joseph Allison; Brandon Allison; Amanda Allison; Chelsey Allison; and Mitchell, husband of Gabrielle McDonald.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Allison, and in-laws, James and Shirley (Bailey) McDonald.

The Friends will be received Thursday, July 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Brethren Church in Stonerstown, where a memorial service will follow with Pastor Mary Garvey as officiant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Stonerstown Brothers Church, 14th and Norris St., Saxton, PA 16678 or Camp Blue Diamond, PO Box 240, Petersburg, PA 16669.

Arrangements are under the direction of Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc., 5010 Railroad Ave., Broad Top City, PA 16621. Online condolences can be made at


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