Local artist Pamela Fansler died July 24, 2013 after a valiant fight with cancer. The beloved mother, sister, grandmother, mentor and friend to many was 58 years old. Pamela moved to Pueblo in 2001, where she was a licensed marriage and family therapist, she worked as a crisis clinician at Spanish Peaks Behavioral Health Center. She was a board member of Steel City Art Works, and the ethereal paintings she created won critical acclaim and widespread admiration. Pamela Jean Fansler was born to Harmon and June Fansler in West Plains, MO on May 27, 1955. She lived most of her adult life in the Canon City and Pueblo areas. Pam was loved by family and friends for her generous spirit, her never failing humor and her sense of wonder about the world. Pam is survived by a daughter, Michelle (Ed) Tyree, of Lochbuie, CO and three grandchildren: Brooke, Justin and Samantha. She also is survived by siblings, Debbie (Bill) McWhirter, of Ingleside, TX, Letha (Ken) Albright, of Chico, CA, Kathy Fansler, of Columbia, MO, Harmon (Keiko) Fansler, of Long Beach, CA; and Kevin (Rich Isaac) Fansler, of Seattle, WA. A celebration of life will be held at 7 pm on Saturday, Aug 3, at the home of Bill and Diana Eason La Morris, 2316 Catalpa Street. Memorials may be made to: Steel City Art Works through the Southern Colorado Community Foundation.