American Lung Association
1118 Hampton Ave
St.Louis, Missouri 63139
Pamela Jo Allison age 67 of DeSoto, Missouri passed away peacefully February 27, 2017 at Mercy Jefferson Hospital in Festus, Missouri.
Pamela was born on March 23, 1949 in Annapolis, MD. She was the daughter of the late Charles A. Kiser and Barbara (Johnson) Kiser and the late wife of Larry Allison of nearly 50 years.
She is survived by one sister: Karen Kiser (Gerry) of Chanhassen, MN and one brother: Jock Kiser (Sheree) of Grenada Hills, California, one son: Charles L. Allison of DeSoto, Mo; two daughters: Brandy L. Allison (Andrew) of Chicago, Il and Adrian J. Temperato (James "Dobie") of Festus, Mo; three grandsons T.J. (Andrea) Tidwell of Bonne Terre, Mo, Daniel (Morgan) Temperato of DeSoto, Mo and Sam (Danielle) Temperato of Festus, Mo; one granddaughter; Paige S.(Chris) Allison of Cedar Hill, Mo. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, Nixon Tidwell, Chace Temperato and Kinley Temperato.
Pam was raised in a military family as the daughter of a Naval Commanding Officer. She moved extensively throughout her young life. The family was stationed in major ports such as Annapolis, MD, Monterry, CA, Norfolk, VA, Sanford, FL, Newport, RI, Spain and San Diego, CA. 32 locations in all. She attended many schools, met various friends and grew up surrounded by a naval officer's lifestyle which was international, cosmopolitan and worldly environment of dignitaries, presidents and upscale naval events.
In 1965 while her family was stationed in Rota, Spain, she met and fell in love with Navy Petty Officer Larry Allison. She married Larry on March 15, 1967 at the Hotel del Coronado, CA. After a brief residence in High Ridge, MO and House Springs, MO. Larry and Pam, moved in 1976 with their three children to a 40-acre farm in DeSoto, MO where they remained for the rest of their lives, acquiring adjoining land and houses as they expanded the farm together.
During her time on the farm, Pam was a busy mother raising three children and working on the farm alongside her husband or on her own. She loved dairy farming, selling milk, making her own butter and growing vegetables in the garden for canning, turning the basement into a grocery store full of potatoes, beets, green beans, corn, etc... Pam also loved raising and riding horses and enjoyed horseback riding with close friends and traveling to horse shows. She also played paino enjoying classical composers including Beethoven and Bach.
Pam was strong minded, opinionated, smart, inquisitive, classy, beautiful and a great conversationlist on everything from current events, politics, finances, foreign trade, law, career choices, real estate and taxes. She was also a successful business owner of Allison's Professional Cleaning Service for 5 years. Pam loved spending time with family and friends at the farm, sitting around the kitchen table discussing current events and sharing stories. Pam also enjoyed mentoring young women farmers in her community and was a great friend to many.
She embraced technology and used it daily for research and educating herself on various topics while enjoying the communication via Skype, FaceTime and text messaging with friends and family. Another favorite past time was acting as the family's travel agent and flying them all over the world. She will always be remembered for her quick wit and fiesty personality and was deeply loved by allher close family members. The ABC kids will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with her in her final moments and witness her bravery. Pamela will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be private.