Pamela Franks Quinn, 65, passed away on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, while vacationing at Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast.
She was born, April 24, 1944, to Paul and Helen Franks in Canton, Ohio, and raised on the family farm in Hartville, Ohio. She attended Kent State University. She raised four daughters Deanna (Doug) Heal, Suzanne (Greg) McCrum, Kristin (John) Gallette and Jodi Walker. She moved to Montana where she volunteered and worked as an admitting clerk at Northern Montana Hospital. There she met and married the love of her life, Michael Quinn. Upon retiring, they moved to Woods Bay on Flathead Lake. She treasured her daughters and eight grandchildren, who visited her and Michael often. They traveled to Arizona for three months during the winters because of her love of the sun. She enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, Phase 10 with Ron and Connie, the machines at “the Garden” and sitting on the deck with Fran and Mary. She watched all kinds of sports with Mike and took pleasure in her home, her flowers and her friends. She adored her dog, Sam. Pammy always made everyone happy and was a delight to be around. She will be missed by anyone who ever met her. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Michael Quinn; her daughters and grandchildren; and her brothers, Neal and Betty, Jim and Martha and Tim and Mary Franks. Services for Pam will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 7465 Highway 35 in Bigfork, with a potluck following at the Garden Bar on Electric Avenue in Bigfork. We know because of her love of all animals she would have liked memorials to be made to the Humane Society of Northwest Montana, 3499 Highway 93 N., Kalispell, MT 59901.