Pamela (Winslow) Slaughter
March 13, 1963 - December 29, 2023

Pamela (Winslow) Slaughter, better known as “Pam” passed away on December 29, 2023, in Jacksonville, NC, at the age of 60. She was born on March 13, 1963, in Portland, OR to the late Robert and Joann (Doran) Winslow. She was the widow of Kraig Norgard whom she lived a vibrant and adventurous life with, starting with living on a boat and later transitioning to an RV. She loved traveling and exploring new places, always seeking out the next adventure.

Pam dedicated many years of her career as an Area Manager Nutritionist for the Portland Public School Systems. Her passion for ensuring children had access to nutritious meals was truly admirable.

Pam’s greatest joy came from her family. She cherished every moment spent with her beloved grandchildren, Chloe and Ethan Dean. Their laughter and smiles brought immense happiness to her life. Pam also leaves behind her daughter, Amy Dean, with whom she resided, as well as her daughter Chelsea Slaughter (Victor) and son Alex Slaughter, all from Portland, OR. In addition, she is survived by her special son-in-law, Gordon Dean, who held a special place in her heart.

She will be deeply missed by her sister, Kimberly Franklin (Steve) of Houston, TX, and her brothers, Steve Winslow (Debbie) of Eugene, OR, Dennis Winslow (Kathy) of Vancouver, WA, and Mike Winslow of UT. Pam’s best friend of many years, Eddie Querner and Frankie Lyman who helped take care of Pam, also mourns her loss.

A Celebration of Pam’s Life will be held in the summer of 2024 back home in Portland, OR, with details to be announced by the family. Please check back here for further updates on the service.

Pamela Slaughter will be remembered as a person who loved Diet Pepsi, who was full of life  and was always happy. A person who brought joy to those around her. Her legacy will live on through the memories shared by family and friends. May she rest in eternal peace.

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Coastal Cremations of Jacksonville is serving the family.



  • Gordon Dean Posted January 2, 2024 9:11 am

    Pam (Nana the kids and I called her) was always very kind to me from the day I met her at the age of 16.

    She always talked highly of Amy and I and loved her grandbabies so much.

    She will be missed greatly and I was lucky to have known such a beautiful soul. She is now in peace and with her husband and special person Kraig. He brought so much joy to Pam’s life and was so happy to see
    them together.

  • Tree Posted January 2, 2024 9:28 am

    Pam will be greatly missed. She was always kind and had a special smile when she would ask me and Amie Jo what we were up to. Whenever a butterfly crosses my path I’ll know you’re enjoying eternal peace.

  • Kim Franklin Posted January 7, 2024 8:31 am

    Pam – I miss you. I am so grateful that you are no longer suffering and are at peace. I know more than anything Pam loved her children and grandchildren – they brought her so much joy. I love you Pam.

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