Pam Goldwasser

Pamela Jean Goldwasser, 60, of Idyllwild, died at home at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, of cancer.

She was born Oct. 5, 1956, to Audrey and Edgar Goldwasser in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1974 to 1988 and Los Angeles from 1989 to 2010, before moving to Idyllwild that year with her husband, Tim Wurtz.

Pam graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Architect, Art and Planning with a degree in graphic design. She was a graphic designer, artist, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

She was a founding member of Temple Har Shalom in Idyllwild. She belonged to Color Marketing Group and was the vice president of the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation at the time of her death.

Rabbi Malka Drucker of Temple Har Shalom officiated at her funeral service at St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church on April 27. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 10, at Spirit Mountain Retreat. Her ashes will be scattered in the mountains.

Besides her loving husband, Pam is survived by two brothers, Alan Goldwasser of Seattle, Washington, and Howard Goldwasser of Cincinnati, Ohio; and two nieces, Tamar and Brooke Goldwasser.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Temple Har Shalom, Pam Goldwasser Memorial Fund, PO Box 381, Idyllwild, CA 92549; or the Ocular Melanoma Foundation at