Pamela Jean Trimble Hoffman, 59, of Boubonnais, Ill., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Boubonnais. A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Homes, Bourbonnais Chapel, from 3 p.m. until the time of Pam's memorial service at 7 p.m. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cedar Rapids and will be private. An afterlife celebration will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, Tornadoes Grill, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her husband, Matt Hoffman; children, Melissa and Nick Hoffman; brothers, Forrest and Frank Trimble; and sisters, Linda Kaufman Todd and Margaret Burgess.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ellen Trimble.
She married Dr. Matt Hoffman. Matt put Pamela through nursing school and she later put him through chiropractic neurology college. She excelled as a registered nurse at Saddleback Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif., and in the cardiac unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Pam also managed a hospital in Davenport and ultimately went on to have several positions at St. Mary's and Riverside Hospitals in Kankakee, Ill. She was an agency nurse in Chicago before going on to manage her husband's private practice in Bourbonnais.
Pamela loved the outdoors, planting flowers, cooking and golf. Pamela loved being an excellent mother to her two beautiful children.
She was a classy lady who devoted her loving heart to making others happy and healthy. She was the sweetest person God ever created.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.