Pamela Ray, 60

Pamela Ray nee NygaardPamela Gay Ray, 60, of Thiensville, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015.

Born in Arizona, she was the eldest daughter of Shirley Ann Nygaard and Lyman “Toby” Nygaard.

While recently retired and enjoying time with her grandchildren, she formerly worked as an administrative assistant for an insurance company and as a local Avon representative. She was a graduate of Homestead High School, enjoyed genealogy and loved being “Gamma” to her eight grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Shirley and Toby, she is survived by her devoted husband of 41 years, Randall Ray; her children, Ally (Joe) Vincent, Kim (Jamie) Angeli and Jarrod (Karie) Ray; her two sisters, Paula Nygaard and Penny Shuster; her brother, Paul Nygaard; her grandchildren, Kaeya, Mikey, Corben, Melina, Talula, Mason, Chase and Landen; her Westie, Disa; as well as her nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the St. Mary’s Ozaukee emergency room staff who took excellent care of her, as well as the Thiensville Police and EMT who came to her aid.

Visitation and memorial services will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Schramka-Densow Funeral Home, 423 N. Main St., Thiensville.

Pam was known for tending to her extensive gnome garden. In her memory, please plant a flower or give a gnome a home in your garden on her behalf this spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Thiensville Fire Department, 250 Elm St., Thiensville, would be appreciated.

Pam/Mom/Gamma will remain in our hearts forever.

For online condolences please visit The family is being assisted by Schramka-Densow Funeral Home, 242-3120.