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Obituary for Pamela Schonard

Obituary for Pamela Schonard
  • PublishedAugust 18, 2023

Pam Schonard, age 72 of Alba, Texas passed away on August 15, 2023 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs.


Pam was born in Ft. Worth, Texas to John Robert Schonard Sr. and Emma Joyce (Woodard) Schonard. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Texas Women’s University. Pam worked in several fields throughout her life, most recently as a hospital admissions administrator. She had a lifelong love of animals, opening her home and heart to a number of rescue cats and dogs (and even the occasional horse) throughout her life. She also contributed to the Christian Children’s Fund to sponsor the education of several children in underserved areas. She loved reading, theatre, and travel.


She is survived by her sister, Pat Byrd; brother, John Schonard Jr.; niece, Staci Sirois and husband, Jeff; nephews Jason Byrd, Henry Link and wife, Donna; great nieces and nephews Imogen Sirois, Gunner Link, Siena Link, and Garrison Link.


Pam was preceded in death by her parents.


Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.


The online register can be signed at

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Chloe Kopal

Chloe Kopal was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Sulphur Springs High School for 4 years and graduated in 2021. She was also a line member for the Blue Blazes Drill Team for 3 years. Chloe is the Digital Content Creator for Front Porch News. Her love for our community shows through her work. She is very passionate about photography and has been ever since the first time she picked up a camera many years ago.