She met the man of her dreams and future husband, professional soccer player Ken Brock, when she was 14. They married six years later and four years after that they had their first daughter, Alexandra. Their second daughter, Elizabeth, was born nine years later while they lived in Devon and owned a small town grocery and liquor store.
In 1980 Pam and the kids flew to Tucson, Arizona to reconnect with Ken, who had taken an aeronautical engineering job at Gates Lear Jet Industries. They remained in the U.S., living in Tucson, and Flagstaff, Arizona; San Diego and Del Mar, California; Arlington, Texas, and finally settling down in Humboldt County, California in 1986.
She loved dogs of all types, and did whatever she could to help any dog in need. She trained dogs for many years, starting in England when she was young where studied professional and police dog training.
Then, later in life, she used this training to help others understand and train their dogs, by having two to three dog training classes a year.
In 1996, her love of dogs led to her turning her home and property into a nonprofit no kill animal shelter out near Honeydew on Wilder Ridge called BroDoFed Sanctuary. She could be seen on the streets in Garberville, outside of Green’s Pharmacy and Gift Shop, every week trying to find homes for the dogs she had already saved from various terrible situations.
Hundreds of the dogs that came through the sanctuary found wonderful new loving homes, but some unfortunately, for various reasons, were not deemed to be adoptable and so became lifers at the sanctuary, living out their lives loved and cared for until they died naturally.
One in particular, named Rone (Rottweiler/Chesapeake Bay retriever) had a broken rear leg when he arrived, (knee and hip) and had to have expensive surgery to repair it. And even though the surgery was successful it was decided that he should remain at the sanctuary as a lifetime member, and so he became almost BroDoFed’s mascot.
He was one of the main dogs that Pam took with her when she did talks at the local schools, informing children about the different types and breeds of dogs, how to behave around dogs and how to look after them correctly. He also was the senior citizen dog, which Pam took with her when she visited the local residential care homes and hospital skilled nursing facility patients. He was tall enough for the patients to reach and pet while still in bed.
Pam was also a talented musician, trained in classical piano and music. She sang in many reputable choirs, including the Dallas-Fort Worth Choral group (a highly respected professional choir directed at the time by John Rutherford.) She taught private music lessons and was also a voluntary music teacher’s aide at the local high school (South Fork High School in Miranda, California) driving the 80 mile round trip every day at her own expense, just to encourage the children to love music and to continue on in the learning of music, its background, implementations and careers of today.
In 2010, she left the U.S. returning to England to visit her grandchildren (Emily and Xander from Elizabeth) and also with the intent of finding a new residence once the house in America sold. It was here that on May 6, 2013 she was rushed to the hospital for what was thought to be a possible overdose. This was incorrect as upon entering the hospital she was diagnosed with Metastatic Poorly Differentiated Endometrial Cancer, which had spread from the uterus to her bones liver and brain. On June 1, 2013 at 7 a.m. GMT, still in the hospital, with Elizabeth holding her hand, she passed on from this world into Our Lord and Savior’s loving hands.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Kenneth Brock; her eldest daughter, Alexandra, and her husband, Timothy Jacobs; her second daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Russell Rogers; her two loving grandchildren, Emily and Xander; her two favorite dogs, Sophie (the Pug) and Brock (the Bulldog); and her sister, Melanie Baker.