With heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of a beloved matriarch and friend, Pamela Kay Faber, known affectionately as Pam, who passed from this life on December 20th, 2023, at the age of 79. A resident of Des Moines, Iowa, for 34 years, Pam was a radiant beacon in her community, a loving mother, compassionate sister, and a supportive friend to many.\n\nPamela Faber was born on August 30, 1944, and blossomed into a woman of profound character. She worked hard to earn her GED and to receive her beauty school license. Her loving nature was her most defining trait, and she effortlessly nurtured those around her. Pam was a devoted mother, who not only gave her love but also instilled in her children values of kindness and respect. She was a thoughtful friend, always there to lend an ear and share comforting words. Pam was also a widow, having lost her husband Richard Bruce Faber, whom she married on November 9, 1974. Their love story was one for the ages, packed with shared laughter, dreams, and enduring love. \n\nPam's compassion extended not only to her family and friends but to her cat, Precious, whom she adored. An avid reader and craft lover, she found joy in the simplest of things. She had the rare ability to turn ordinary moments into memorable ones, a quality that will be dearly missed by all. Her legacy lives on through her daughters Melissa (Tim) McGhghy, Ida Martinez, Sharon (Eric) Beattie, Elizabeth (Fred) Bedford, her sister Carolyn Bielefeld, brother-in-law Vaughn Faber, sister-in-law Marilyn Faber, 12 cherished grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Bruce Faber, her mother Edith Morrow, and stepfather Wilford Morrow. \n\nFuneral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Moravia. Visitation will also be on Thursday, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia. Memorials may be directed to Hillcrest Cemetery or EveryStep Hospice of Des Moines.\n\nIn the words of the poet Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Pam had an undeniable impact on the lives of many, and her memory will forever be etched in our hearts. Please visit Pamela's memorial page to share your memories and upload photos that celebrate her beautiful life. We invite you to honor the life of Pamela Faber, a woman whose loving, thoughtful, supportive, and compassionate nature touched us all.