Pamela D. (Oncina) Garland, 68, of Oscoda, formerly of Harrisville, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 at Lincoln Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. Born March 16, 1945 to Herschel and Jean (Henderson) Thompson in Highland Park, MI, she was raised in Hazel Park. In 1982, she moved to Harrisville, where she owned and operated the Top Stop restaurant until 2000. On November 11, 2000, she married William Garland in Oscoda. A dedicated entrepreneur, Pam always carried herself with grace and dignity. She owned and operated The Country Cone ice cream shop in Harrisville, and later worked at the Oscoda Yacht Club and Oscoda VFW. She owned and operated the Pavilion Grill at the Harbor in Rogers City for the past two years. She enjoyed wintering in Texas and Arizona. Pam is survived by her husband, Bill, two daughters, Pam Susan (Scott McKenzie) of Ossineke; and Jackie (Jim) Kelly of Harrisville, one son, Charlie Oncina II of Lachine, four grandchildren, Tara Roe; Christopher Susan; Alysse Susan; and Walker Kelly, three great grandchildren, Brielle Susan-Pettit, and Brendan and Braylin Roe, two step-children, David (Mary) Garland of Glendale AZ, and Laura (Bill) Lucker of Huntington IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herschel Thompson and Jean Berry, and one brother, Daniel Thompson. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. until the memorial service at 2:00 P.M. at Gillies Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will follow at Mt. Joy Cemetery in Haynes Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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