Pamela Ann Lundblade, a lifelong resident of Humboldt County, passed away April 6, 2024, after a brief and courageous battle with liver cancer. She was 78 years old.

Pam was born in Eureka on October 12, 1945 to Graham and Velma Henderson. She attended local schools, graduating as part of the Class of 1964 from Eureka Senior High School.

From an early age, Pam fell in love with horses. She was an avid equestrian, member of the American Quarter Horse Association and left an extensive collection of ribbons and trophies she won, locally, while showing her geldings, Reb and Mac.

During the years she boarded horses at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Pam made many lifelong friendships and shared memories. She especially enjoyed mentoring younger riders and encouraging their unique gifts and talents.

Later in life, Pam loved to travel and was able to do so extensively. She particularly enjoyed traveling by cruise ships that allowed her to visit countless countries, including her dream trip to Normandy, France in 2019.

She is survived by her husband Fred Lundblade, brother Donald Henderson (Cindy), daughters Julie Farr and Jennifer Rudick (Darin) as well as grandsons Layne Christopher and Bryce Julien.

A celebration of life is being planned; details will be forthcoming.

Her family would like to thank the group of close friends that were by her side in her final weeks. Friendships that spanned decades were close to her heart and we thank you from the bottom of ours.

We would also like to thank the following:

  • Eureka/Humboldt Hill, paramedics and firemen
  • Saint Joseph’s/Providence Hospital Emergency doctors and staff.
  • Saint Joseph’s/Providence PCU floor, doctors and nursing team. MedSurg floor, doctors and nursing team.
  • Timber Ridge Assisted Living. Thank you to the nurses and staff who were incredibly diligent and kind in Pam’s final days. A very special thank you to Larona Farnum.
  • Thank you, Hospice of Humboldt, for your loving care in every sense of the word.
  • Dr. Erin Nelli and her assistant, Dan. Pam adored her healthcare team and appreciated their willingness to spend time discussing her disease and answering questions at a moments notice.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite area charity.

Finally, enjoy a meal with those you love.

Pam would often be seen, at various local restaurants, having lunch with her girlfriends. Take a friend to lunch today, in her honor.


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