Pam Edwards, of Redondo Beach, passed away on Thanksgiving morning at her home. She was born September 22, 1949 in Torrance and lived her entire life in the South Bay. She was the founder of the “Cheer for Children” charity and devoted herself to its work. Pam made plans for the charity to continue and for those who wish, contributions may be made in her memory to Cheer for Children, PMB 280, P.O. Box 7000, Redondo Beach, California 90277. She is survived by her devoted husband, Chuck, and thousands of kids she made happier over the years. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held February 19, 2003 at 7:00 PM at the Blue Water Grill. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pam Edwards' Redondo Beach High School Scholarship fund will be accepted at the memorial service.

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  1. I have known Pam for 23 years. Pam was the first person on the block of Lucia Ave. to introduced herself and Chuck. Our Children for years only knew Chuck as Santa. Pam would always have “Special” treats for Halloween for Sam, Anthony and Sarah. Pam had a way of getting people to help with Cheer for Children since my children were very young the Taste of S.Bay mailings were out of my house. Many days Pam and I would sit out on my front steps and wait for our husbands to come home after work. Sam and Chuck worked at the same Company. Pam and Chuck were there for Sam and I and our Children many times. From the birth of every child to kids getting stitches,they were there when I had to have emergency surgery, to my husbands Mother passing, in the middle of the night Pam was there. Pam you may have left us here, but your memory will last for ever…. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you for ever. Rest in peace Pam, The pain you had for so long is now gone. Peace be with you Pam. Karen,Sam, Abrahamian & Family Sam Jr., Anthony & Sarah

  2. Dear Chuck, I\’m terribly sorry to hear that you/we have lost such a wonderful, unselfish, giving person Pam Edwards. I treasure her as a friend, as an associate and someone that that I have always been able to look upon as an individual that has no equal. I will always have a special place in my heart for those bright memories of the biggest giver of all to the CHEER for CHILDREN and ADULTS alike. David

  3. Please accept my deepest smypathies on Pam\’s passing. My absent is to honor the pain and lost you are feeling at this time, and nothing more. Take Care Love Alice

  4. Hello Chuck, I have been trying to find the right words to express our feelings for the loss of a loved but there “ain\’t” any. We are so sorry for your loss. While we can not feel your grief we share in your sorrow of Pam\’s death. She was a good lady who will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you. God Bless, Gary & Janet Wiley

  5. Dear Chuck, There is a new star in the Heavens and we know it\’s Pam. We like to think she\’s not really gone, just sharing her bright, warm glow with the whole world now. We were lucky to have gotten to know you and Pam, so many years ago, by helping out in photographing Cheer for Children\’s Taste of the South Bay fundraising events. Plus, her generosity at sharing you as you played Santa at our children\’s shared birthday parties. The rocking horse you gave us when our youngest son was born (he\’s almost 9) still sits by our fireplace. It has a new job now… reminding us of how the selfless efforts of just one woman can bring so much joy to so many lives. Take care and God bless you Chuck. Love, The Swaine Family Rob, Gay, Taylor & Kiley

  6. Dear Chuck, We have all been given a gift. That gift was knowing Pam. There were so many smiles and memories that Pam brought us all. I have my own daughter now, and I wanted her to meet Pam and spend time with a very special lady. Your wife taught me so much about giving and being thankful. I was only a child myself volunteering with her, but now I understand what it means to be thankful. I am so sorry about your loss. Our prayers are with you. Love, Jaimie & Makenna 8/19/03

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