FORNO, Pamela Smart “Pam”, 68, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 in her home from complications due to a rare blood disorder. Her husband, Stephen, was by her side as she entered her new life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Pamela was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on December 2, 1952 at Hill Jack Public Maternity Hospital, 391 Highgate, Dunedin, a daughter of Christie Charles and Jeanne Alice Forno.
In 1971, Pamela and her brother Christopher came to America to study Chiropractic at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. She planned to move home to New Zealand after graduation but instead started a new life in America with her three children, son Jason Daniel (Jay) and daughters Sarah Nicole and Sasha Eve. Pamela leaves behind her husband Stephen, her three children and three grandchildren, Miguel Lara IV, Anthony Adam Lara, Angelica Jeanne Vasil and her brother Anthony who lives in Australia. Pamela has many nieces and nephews.
Pamela worked as a Chiropractor and had two offices in Ohio and Pennsylvania before retiring to Arizona with her husband and daughter Sasha. She has received many honors in her career from various universities. Doctor of Chiropractic, NBCE (Parts I,2,3), and physical therapy. Bachelor of Science (Maga cum laude). A Doctorate of piano from the Royal School of music, London. Realtor and business major from Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she was also a school teacher (grades K thru high school in multiple subjects), taught piano in her home, and played piano in various churches for over 40 years.
Pamela’s biggest passion was her children and grandchildren. Her love for horses, sheep, cats, cows and just about every farm animal that God created was self-evident. Her first love was her Heavenly Father. Even in her sickness we had wonderful conversations about heaven and her seeing her loved ones again along with her many pets over the years. Pamela was able to pet a horse one day before she passed and she cried with joy and said “Thank You Lord”.
Pamela was preceded in death by her Father, Christie Charles Forno, Mother, Jeanne Alice Forno, and brother Christopher Forno.
Pamela will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
There will be no viewing. Services are for family members only on March 17th 9:30am at Camino Del Sol Funeral Home in Sun City West, AZ Burial is 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Sun West in El Mirage, AZ