The Patty Pollatos Fund sadly announces the passing of Pamylla Powell.
Pamylla J. Powell 53, of New Midway passed at her home on Sunday, October 25, 2015 surrounded by her family after a long courageous fight with cancer. Pam will be remembered for her infectious smile and outgoing personality. She loved horses, hunting, and spending time with her friends, family, horses and her dog Dazy. She was known for her amazing artistic talents, and was never one to shy away from the dance floor. Pam was an inspiration to everyone’s lives she touched. She will be sorely missed by so many. She is survived by her loving fiancé Jim Cliber, her daughter Camellia Powell, her mother Doris Blood, her father Colis Blood, a sister Charlene Miller and brother-in-law Tom Miller, a brother Colis Blood Jr and numerous cousins. The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick on Thursday, October 29th from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A memorial service celebrating Pam’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 30th at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Patty Pollatos Fund in Pam’s memory.
Pam is a life-long resident of Frederick County, Maryland. She worked for BP Solar for 14 years until they closed. Then she was employed briefly at ACDI, but was laid off. She used this that time to enjoy her horses and share them with others. Pam enjoys taking care of the infamous Abel the Ox, from the Great Frederick Fair City Streets Country Roads exhibit. She and Abel also make appearances at Rosehill Farm Days, and community shows. Pam has used her artistic abilities to paint pumpkins and faces, working at Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch. In her free time she enjoys taking her Boston Terrier Dazy to visit her Mom and other patients at the nursing home.
Pam is a hard working, determined country girl who isn’t scared to take life by the horns. She has a charismatic attitude and is always spreading laughter. Recently she has been given a whole new challenge to take by the horns. She has had a love hate relationship with her bladder since she was a child, having issues since adolescence. After having increasing fatigue as well as urinary issues she sought medical attention, a Urologist discovered tumors in her bladder. What was feared was true and Pam was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Chemotherapy has began although with the aggressive cells of her cancer, surgery is on the horizon to remove her bladder. Pam’s trying to take her treatments in her typical fashion making others laugh as she dances in the chemo chair. She has an amazing support system in her family and friends. Her daughter the firefighter paramedic makes sure she follows all Doctor’s orders. With her fiancé who towers over she’s always under a watchful eye, and a gentle touch.