Pamela Jean Bestic, 66, of Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Florida, passed peacefully on Thursday, December 6th, 2018, while surrounded by family. She was born Pamela Jean Remen in Clinton, Iowa on March 12th, 1952, to parents Bernice VanOfferen Remen and Earl Clayton Remen.
In her youth, Pamela enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether summering at Sackett Lake in Wisconsin, riding horses, or sailing competitively at the Hoover Yacht Club near her childhood home of Worthington, Ohio. Upon graduating from Worthington High School, she attended The Ohio State University where she attained her Pharmacy Technician Certification and subsequently went on to work in the field.
Later, as a wife, and a mother to four incredibly lucky children, Pamela excelled in the role of homemaker and nurturer, filling the home with love, laughter, and aromas from her spectacular cooking. A world class mother, sister, friend, and tireless champion of the defenseless, especially animals, Pamela left an indelible impression on all who had the good-fortune to know her and poured much of her energy into service, volunteering at Angels for Animals, an Ohio-based animal shelter and, more recently, in several capacities with The Catholic Church of Epiphany in Port Orange, Florida, among others. She is remembered admiringly by family and friends for her compassion, generosity, courage, childlike spirit and disarming sense of humor.
Pamela is preceded in death by her parents and survived by sisters Carol Remen (Port Charlotte, FL), Holly (Keith) Housman (Pisgah Forest, NC), and children Joseph (Katie)
Bestic (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL), Jacob (Mica) Bestic (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL), Jillian (Seth) Toomay (Dallas, TX), Jocelyn (John) Blakely (Columbus, OH), ex-husband Michael Bestic (Ponce Inlet, FL), as well as a covey of eight adoring grandchildren (Olivia, Owen, Tatum, Elliott Kate, Taylor, Nathan, Cora, and Gavin). She is remembered with love by longtime companion and confidant, Gordon Flood (Wilbur-by-the-Sea, FL). Private graveside service to be coordinated by family. For those who wish, please consider contributions in her memory to one of the following: Halifax Humane Society (Daytona Beach, FL) or Friends of the Marine Science Center (Ponce Inlet, FL). In lieu of flowers, written memories may be sent to 4028 Oriole Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127.