Pamela Kay Tinley

Jul 6, 2012 Staff

Pamela Kay Tinley, of Lander, died July 3, 2012, in Lander surrounded by her loved ones.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at the United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Tinley was born Aug. 25, 1954, in Beatrice, Neb., to Leon and Katherine Smidt. She lived in several Nebraska towns before moving to Shenandoah, Iowa. She always considered Shenandoah, Iowa, her hometown. She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1972.

She attending the University of Nebraska and nursing school in Pennsylvania and worked as a registered nurse.

She had two daughters, Melissa Davidson and Emily Cooper, from her first marriage. She married John P. Tinley, of Shenandoah, on Sept. 25, 1982.

Mrs. Tinley and her family spent most of their lives in Wyoming, surrounded by the mountains she loved.

Her family said Mrs. Tinley's passions included music and musicals, cooking, sewing, reading and solving crossword puzzles. Her family said she was a creative, compassionate and thoughtful person, made those around her feel special and loved her family and dog more than anything.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, two sons-in-law, her mother, two brothers, Bruce and Mark, several nieces and nephews, and her dog, Elliott.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Smidt; and her grandparents, Fred and Maybellle Smidt and James and Laura Kinghorn.

Memorials may be sent to the Pam Tinley Donation Account, 936 E. 5000 S., Victor ID 83455.

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