Beloved Sister, Wife, Mother, and Nonna

On Saturday night, January 21st, Pamela Courier Shoup — beloved sister, wife, mother, and Nonna – was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with her family by her side. Though our hearts are broken, the memories we made with her will last us many lifetimes.

A native Texan, she was born at Fort Hood and raised predominantly in Southport, Indiana. She attended Indiana University, graduating with a degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. It was at IU that she met Greg, taking his breath away for the first of countless times. They wed in 1978, and their marital adventure would end up taking them from San Jose to Boca Raton to Austin Texas.

Self-reliant, intelligent, and empathetic to the core, she dedicated her life to serving others, both as an educator (first for her sons, then as a Christian school math and science teacher) and a volunteer (a small-group youth leader, crisis pregnancy center and a caregiver for her precious grandchildren).

We wish we could adequately express how deeply she loved and was loved in return, and we will miss her until that great day when Jesus will gather his followers together in heaven.

Left to remember and cherish her are her husband Greg; sons Brad (Catherine) and Jeff (Lauren); siblings Lynn (Jim) and Dan (Diana); brothers-in-law Mark (Cathy), Steve, and Scott (Beth); and grandchildren Henry, Daniel, Paul, Sylvia, and Esther. She was preceded in death by her father (David), mother (Nora), brother Dave and grandson Thomas.

We would encourage people who knew Pamela to make a gift in her honor to her favorite charity, Living Water International (, which honors Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor as yourself” by providing clean drinking water to impoverished communities across the world. 

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