Pamela Rankin-Powell of Boerne passed away Friday December 27, 2019. She was born January 26, 1946, in San Antonio to William and Marie Troutman. Pam was preceded in death by her beloved son, Lance Alan Rankin; her parents, William and Marie Troutman; and brother, William Troutman, Jr.
Pam loved life, but lived for her family. She was one to always fill the hearts of everyone she met with compassion and affection. Her sense of humor and quick wit was a staple of her personality. Pam’s innate ability to say the right thing at the right time to comfort family and friends was a rare and wonderful gift. Her passion was locksmithing, which she learned later in her adult life from her husband Ben Powell, as they owned Powell Lock Smith in Boerne for many years. Hard working and ever vigilant to the needs of others, Pam’s other passion was going to garage sales looking for bargains and diamonds in the rough, always trying to persuade her children and grandchildren to attend with her. Her true enjoyment however, was when the family would gather to play cards or dominoes.
Pam is survived by her daughter, Debra Kay Aaron of Boerne; grandson, Brad Kurz; granddaughter, Karly Kurz; son, Scott Daniel Rankin and wife Karen Gallaway Rankin; grandsons Hunter and Chase Rankin of Pleasanton; daughter-in-law, Jessica Gallaway Rankin- Schimelpfening; granddaughters, Blair and Brooke Rankin; and grandson, Jake Rankin of Pleasanton. Pam is also survived by her sister, Taina Oles; niece, Tiffany Oles; and nephew, Mike Oles, who she affectionately referred to as “Beefy”; great-nephew, Brayden Oles of San Antonio; as well as her cousin, Vicki Freidel of Wisconsin.
Pam will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Memorial services will be held at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home in Boerne on Thursday, January 9 at 6 p.m. A gathering at El Rio Mexican Restaurant in Boerne will begin after the service around 7:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association may be made in her honor.