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Pamela K. Goorhouse (Chapin), age 62, of Irons, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center of Crestview in Wyoming, surrounded by family. The daughter of Richard & Audrey (Eller) Chapin, she was born on November 30, 1953, in Grand Rapids. Pamela was a hard dedicated worker for over 40 years as the head housekeeper in many different hotels throughout Michigan. The last hotel was Little River Casino where she made many friends and enjoyed her job to the fullest everyday. Pamela has quite the sweet tooth and loved chocolate, she also enjoyed reading, playing sudoku, but most importantly getting to spend time with her grandkids and great grandkids. 
Pamela was preceded in death by her father. Surviving are her loving husband of 20 years, George; children, Thomas (Inga) DeLooff, Sheila (Tom) Pelli, Stacy (Brad) Syers, Charles (Maggie) Thiel, Garett (Teresa) Goorhouse, Geana Goorhouse, Geta (Kevin) Smith and James (Karen) Swainston; twenty-two grandkids; seven great grandkids; siblings, Kathryne (Doug) Bibler, Debroah Smith, Keith (Caroline) Chapin, Rebecca (Doug) Kurtzal, Richard (Mary) Chapin and Susan (Marty) DeLooff; dog, Tori; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Pamela to Spectrum Health Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016, from 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at the Fire Hall, 1930 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids.

Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Kathryne on December 23, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I have known you all of your life and I will miss your deeply. I am very grateful that we have so many shared moments of laughter and tears to look back on. You are a great blessing to many. Thank you for the memories we shared. I love you.
    Your big sister.

  2. Julie J Denton on December 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    May God keep you near old friend…many years and many miles did not distance the feeling of my first true friend. Love and prayers.

  3. Sheila Pelli on December 23, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    You were not only my mama, you were my best friend. I cherish all the wonderful memories. I will miss our weekly phone calls. I love you mama and miss you so very much! !!

  4. Thomas Pelli on December 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    You always knew where you stood with Pam and I will miss her

  5. Linda Stauffer(Bronson) on December 27, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Some of my favorite memories of Pam are those with her and my sister Luanne. They were full of shenanigans and are probably up to something right now &128522;!
    Outgoing sympathy to her family and friends.
    Her cousin, Linda

  6. Sue Bronson on December 28, 2015 at 10:40 am

    As my sister, Linda, said, we have many memories of Pam with our sister Luanne and at Grandma & Grandpa Chapins house. Her and Luanne even resembled each other. I am deeply saddened by the news of her passing. I have no doubt that her and Luanne have reconnected in Heaven.
    My sympathy to her entire family.

    Her cousin, Sue.

  7. Deb Smith on December 28, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    What does a mini pack of sisters do when one of them is missing? When Jack was sick he said he felt like a lost puppy now I know what he meant. I rejoice in the fact you are seeing JESUS and our loved ones. Iam honored to be your sister and sad you had to go so soon but glad you are painfree and no sorrow. Are you petting the lion and swimming in the river of joy? I love you, Debbie psalms 46 1-5

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