Pamela Kay Cardenas, 75, of Waukegan, IL, passed away April 25, 2023, in Waukegan, IL.
Pamela was the most loving and kind woman and mother. She loved her family and spoiled them in every way she could. She valued her friends that she had made throughout the years.
Pamela is survived by her children, Kathleen (Ernesto) Imbrogno, Scott (Kimberly) Gillespie; sister, Janet (John) Anderberg; nephew, John (Minerva) Weisman; grandson Erik (Christanie) Gillespie; great nephew, William Weisman; and great niece, Katherine Weisman.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Bernice Christianson; sister and brother-in-law, Dianne and James Weisman; and many other beloved family members.
Services will be private, but ask in honor of her memory, please do an act of kindness so we can continue her legacy. Below is one of her favorite poems. It communicates what she believed love truly demonstrates, never ending.
How Do I Love Thee?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning