Pamela Jean Holihan was called home by her Lord and Savior to hear the words “well done good and faithful servant” on August 31, 2023. Pam was daughter of the late John (Jack) and Geraldine Baker and was a sister to Dawn Morris (Blue, TX) and Peg Baker (Lower Burrell, PA). She was a graduate of West Bloomfield High School, MI. Pam married her high school sweetheart Gary Hankin and they had two daughters, Heather Chavez (husband Ferman and grandson Zachary) and LeeAnn Velez (husband Luis and grandchildren Justin Ruiz and Kamaria Velez).
She was a devoted wife to the late Richard (Dick) Miller who had eight children. They lived on a gentleman`s farm in Capac, MI, where she enjoyed raising goats, sheep, poultry and horses, family gatherings and campouts on the farm with talent shows, bonfires and music–always music. She could be found every summer canning and freezing produce with her mother and father who frequently brought their camper and stayed with the family for the summer.
She moved to her final home in Attica, MI where she met and married Robert (Rob) Holihan. Pam was loving, kind and active in the community and church throughout her life selling real estate, working for Dr. Norbert Conrad in Capac and then moving on to manufacturing management for companies in Lapeer, MI. Music was her joy. She played piano and organ for the Lutheran, Congregational, and Christian Reformed Churches in Imlay City and the Attica United Methodist Church, as well as funerals throughout the community. She also taught herself to play the guitar, dulcimer, harp, banjo and ukulele. Her home was always filled with music and singing. Pam lived life with purpose and passion serving Christ in everything she did. She was tough as nails, fiercely loyal, firm as the ground she walked on and funny as heck. She loved children, taught piano lessons most of her life and started the Kids Club, a pre-school group at the Attica Methodist Church. She was a caregiver at heart and taught by example all of her life. Pam spent her final earthly days at home surrounded by her family and friends including her beloved “God Squad” prayer group. She will be greatly missed while we wait to be reunited in heaven.
In lieu of flowers (which Pam believed were for the living), the family requests donations be made to McLaren Hospice, Attica Methodist Church for the Food Pantry or Immaculate Conception Vocational Fund.
The Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 814 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer, MI. The Rev. Fr. Brian Hurley will be officiating.
A Rosary / prayer service will be held 6 p.m. on September 6, 2023 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan.
The family will be available for visitation 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.
Please be sure to sign our on-line register book at www.muirbrothersfh.com to share condolences and memories with the family.