In Loving Memory of Pam

January 5, 1951 to July 13, 2008

Pamela Foley will be remembered and missed for the good sense, laughter, and joy she brought to every occasion. When she passed away on July 13th, she left behind a loving and appreciative family, as well as countless friends who will acutely feel her absence.
Pam was born on January 5, 1951 in the town of Spring Valley, Illinois. The second of six siblings, she grew up in Princeton, Illinois until she attended Illinois State University. After earning a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1973, Pam taught for several years. In 1975, she made a bold move across the country to live in San Francisco. It was there that she met and married her lifelong love, Franklyn Foley, in 1978. They settled first in Belmont and then San Carlos, where they raised their four wonderful children.
Pam was universally admired as a mother, both by her own children and countless children of her friends and neighbors. She had a warm and straightforward way with kids and was respected in all her decisions. She was the voice of reason in all childhood disputes and the voice of love in everything.
Pam is survived by her husband of 30 years, Franklyn D. Foley, her children Dr. Elizabeth Foley Yao, 28, Katherine Foley, 26, Patrick Foley, 23, and Caroline Foley, 19. She will also be missed by her son-in-law Jonathan Yao. In Illinois, she leaves behind her mother, Phyllis Ann Johnson, her siblings and their spouses: Michael and Mary Johnson, Steve and Joy Johnson, Deb and Scott Bowen, Paul and Denise Johnson, and Ellen Johnson. She is preceded in death by her dear father, Elmer C. Johnson. She will be missed by her in-laws Pat Aulmann, George and Patricia Vick, and Martin Foley.