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Pamela Sue Vines Kirkland received her invitation to Heaven on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Scott & White Hospital of Temple. She was 66 years young.
A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Cathedral Oaks Event Center in Belton, Texas, surrounded by family, friends and the countless people she touched.
Pam was born May 23, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas, as the only child of James and Irma Vines. She grew up in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School in 1965.
While attending Big Spring High School, she met and fell in love with Benny Dale Kirkland and they married in Cooper, Texas, on Oct. 2, 1965.
The family moved to Belton, Texas, in 1979, where they went to work at Bell Glass and Mirror Co. in Killeen, Texas. Shortly after, Pam opened her own business in Belton with a dear friend, Lynnâ€™s Needle Art Shop in 1985.
Left to honor Pamâ€™s memory are Benny, her husband of 47 years; her children, Kristin Tindell and husband Alan of Belton; son, Calvin Kirkland and wife Angela of Duncan, Okla.; and grandchildren, Coby Kirkland, Emily Kirkland, Erin Kirkland, Sarah Tindell, Regan Tindell and Bailey Tindell.
The family will be eternally grateful to the people of the Eighth Floor, Palliative Care Team and Hospice Unit at Scott & White Hospital, as well as Doctors Patel and Henderson (and staff) of Scott & White Cancer Center of Killeen for their love and care of Pam.
If you desire, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a fund set up for cancer research in Pamâ€™s name to Pam Kirkland Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank Texas, P.O. Box 909, Killeen,TX 76540.