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Pam (Way) Carpenter

Cedar Rapids

Pam (Way) Carpenter, 69, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a long battle with cancer. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Volga, at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Pam was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Volga, Iowa, the daughter of Calvin and Norma (Moore) Way. She graduated from high school and attended beauty school in Cedar Rapids. Pam was united in marriage to Joseph "Joe" Carpenter on Sept. 6, 1969, in Volga. She worked at Kirkwood College, retiring in 2010. Previously, Pam volunteered for College Community Schools. She looked forward to having lunch with the "Birthday Club" and monthly visits with Kirkwood retirees. Pam enjoyed crafting, baking and fishing. Her greatest joys were spending time with family and friends and snuggling with her grandchildren.
Pam is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joe Carpenter of Cedar Rapids; son, Terry (Laura) Carpenter of Cedar Rapids; daughter, Tracy (Dean) Panos of Mount Vernon, Iowa; four grandchildren, twins, Quentin and Alex Carpenter, Ethan Kesterson and Ainsley Panos; father, Calvin Way of Independence, Iowa; brother, Don (Tricia) Way; sisters, Debra (Winton Barth) Wessels and Lisa (Don) Dudley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Way.
Memorials may be sent to Hope Lodge in Pam's memory, 750 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246.
Please share a memory of Pam at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.