Anchorage resident Pamela “Pam” Lynn (Liss) Carlson, 40, died March 16, 2011, at the University of Washington Medical Center from liver failure.
A funeral service in honor of Pam will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel, 440 E. Klatt Road, Anchorage. A visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the home of her parents, Tom and Pat Liss, 13301 Alpine Drive.
Pam was born in New Port Richey, Florida, to Thomas and Patricia Liss. She moved to Juneau with her parents in 1977, and graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1988. In 1991, Pam and Daniel Carlson had a daughter, Alyssa D. Carlson. In 1998, Pam moved to Anchorage and began working for the Providence Alaska Medical Center, where she worked until 2008.
Pam was an avid Alaska Aces hockey fan and always tried to get her mother to share her love for hockey. She also enjoyed reading and traveling.
She is survived by her daughter, Alyssa Carlson; parents, Tom and Pat Liss; grandmother, Coleen Hamrick; sisters, Heidi Edward, Stacey Sweeten, Shannon Martindale; brother-in-laws, Brent Martindale, James Sweeten; niece, Maya Edward; nephews, Landon Martindale, Mason Martindale; and boyfriend Ben Sumpter.
Pam was preceded in death by her parental grandmother, Wera Mooneyhan, maternal grandfather, John Hamrick and cousin, Scott Huntoon.
Arrangements are entrusted to Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel & Crematory, www.akheritage.com.