Pamela R. Franke

East Lawn Memorial Park
4300 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA, 95819


On Oct. 19th the world lost a beautiful, fiercely loving spirit. Pam, 62, passed away after a two year courageous battle with breast cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mickey and Richard Hanson. She is survived by her devoted husband of 42 years Dan, loving sons Derrick and Kevin, brother Rick (Dania) Hanson, and stepmother Lois Franke. She was a loving niece to Dorothy Livaich, Milt Uzelac , Ron (Ginny) Uzelac, and sister-in-law to Lin (John) Gorath. Pam was a loving aunt to Liz and Tom Hanson, Ari Terrell, Kendra and Adam Smith, and inhabited a special place in the lives of her many cousins, Gary (Marianne) Livaich, Craig (Klaudija) Livaich, Ellen Uzelac, Barbie Uzelac, Jeff Uzelac, Christie (Paul) Vincent, Steve Uzelac, Eric Swanson and their families. Pam also enjoyed the closest of friendships with Emily Presnall and Karen Babcock. A lifelong resident of Sacramento, Pam graduated from Encina High School and Sacramento State University. After raising her two sons, she went on to guest teach for the San Juan Unified School District for 18 years where she was beloved by students and staff. Pam and Dan traveled extensively, often on cruises and usually with a host of boisterous family and friends in tow. She was peerless at pub trivia, loved Disneyland, games, champagne, and the Wizard of Oz. Her energy, generosity and devotion to family and friends will be missed by all who loved her – but the impact she had on them will be felt forever. Family and friends are invited to a socially-distanced outdoor service at East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd in Sacramento Friday, October 30th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, or, Wellness Within Cancer Support Services.


  • Clarence & Barbara Vincent says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Pam. We enjoyed several overseas trips and fun times with she her husband and the Uzelac family. Our condolences to all the families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Clarence and Barbara

  • Karen Evans says:

    We will always remember our generous welcome and happy times spent with Pam and her family. It was a special time for us all.
    We are thinking of you at this very sad time
    With love
    Bob, Karen, Jane and Paul

  • Dorothy Livaich says:

    I have lost one of my best friends but I will never loose my memories of her. She taught me what real friendship is and a lot more. She was a real person and I learned too many things from association with her to try to explain them to you now. If you knew her, you would know of what I speak.

  • Allan Sutcliffe says:

    From our first meeting with Pam and Dan 40years ago,I now know we were privileged that she came to welcome us last year on our visit to Sacramento.Pam was her usual warm smiling welcoming self and that memory is now treasured.
    To Dan Derek and Kevin a terrible loss.
    With Love Allan Penny

  • Patty Green says:

    I was shocked to see Pam in this Christmas Memorial from East Lawn. I had the pleasure to meet Pam at parents night for Eric and Derricks kindergarten class. She is such a beautiful person and such a joy to know. My sincere sympathy to Dan, Derrick and Kevin. I’m so sorry, God Bless you all. Sincerely Patty Peterson Green

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