A Sudden Passing: Peace for Pam Dewhirst

June 26, 2006 8:12 pm

Tags: chromafolio, dewhirst, hankim, june 12 2006, Memorials, pam, pamela



"Someone to Watch Over Me"
By Pamela Dewhirst

It is with a very sad heart that we post the news of another artist's passing. On June 12th, Pam Dewhirst [Chromafolio] passed away suddenly at the age of 44.

Pamela is survived by her loving husband, David [hankim]; father and mother, Ted and Patricia Schneider; her brothers, John and Tom; and her sister, Sue.

"She was a trained artist, with a BFA from Syracuse University. She first began working with CG in the mid-'90s as the lead artist for a software house that created CD-ROM applications, but her enthusiasm for Poser and other applications didn't take off until she was introduced to it in 2001. She joined Renderosity not long after that.

During her time at Renderosity, she was plagued by a multitude of physical problems. However, she made some good and constant friends here. To those that knew her that are saddened by her passing, I would ask you to look at it the way that I have been trying to: For Pam, all of the pain and hurt and suffering are at long last gone. She is in a better place now, her spirit free of the body that imprisoned and tortured her for so long.

Pam was a lifelong animal lover. If anyone wishes to memorialize her, I would like to ask that you make a donation in her name, no matter how small, to your local animal shelter or Humane Society or equivalent. She would have really like that."

~David Dewhirst


We welcome the Renderosity community to post their farewell wishes and/or links to images that they have created in honor of Chromofolio. May the family find some peace and comfort knowing that the beauty she created with stay with us in her honor.


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jeweldragon ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 26 June 2006

aww this is very sad . i am speechless about this . i hope pam is in a better place now and happy . my prayers go out to her family .

bovi ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 26 June 2006

And I was just going through Chromatica Lips! Now I'm bummed out. David, though you don't know me, I know you and Pam through your wonderful products. You have my deepest sympathies. May you have strength - James

dadamson ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 26 June 2006

David... my sincerest condolences. Although I did not know pam well, on several occasions our paths crossed and she will be remembered fondly, by myself and CastleDev. Debra Adamson

Tamela.J. ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 26 June 2006

My deepest deepest sympathies to you, David & your family. Im very sorry to learn about Pams passing. May she rest in peace!!!

Sealynx ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 26 June 2006

The most wonderful thing about being an artist is that we always leave beauty behind. While a few works of Art many not seem like much, imagine if everyone could do that. What a wonderful world we would have. This world is richer for having housed Pam and the next gald for her return. S

OpenMindDesign ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

I was shocked to see this article...My sympathy to you David and to all your family in this tragic time. Peace to you all xx

jartz ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

My heartfelt condolences to you, and wish peace for you both. JB

SK2Design ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

I'm so deeply saddened to hear of Pam's passing. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Hugs, Tamara

Thardien ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

Pam touched my life through her kind words, encouragement and beautiful art. Through good days and bad, she always tried to manage a positive attitude. I will miss her far longer than the short time I knew her. David- my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am deeply sorry for your loss, but for Pam at least the pain is over. ~John

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

A very sad day indeed. Your suggestion of donating something to a local human society is a wonderful idea, I plan to visit my chapter this morning. May she be forever remember within her art. Gentle Hugs Dee-Marie

dolfijntjes ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

my sincerest condolences to you David and the family. I know a little how she felt and what she went true. I believe she's happy now and has no pain anymore

WhopperNnoonWalker- ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

So sad reading. Pam was so young still. My deepest sympathies and condolances goes to David and the familie. Best Regards Tina

NekhbetSun ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

Deepest sympathy and condolences to you.

ericfarris ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

A sad month, indeed. My heartfelt condolences to you and yours.

Rainfeather ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. this is a sad month for this community with the loss of two brilliant artists. may you find comfort in each of us.

Turtle ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

David, I'm so sorry for your loss. Pam was always special to me. She is the reason I joined Rendo. Yes now shes free of the pain and you are thinking right. Her Spirit will always soar in my eyes. Most people do not know the battles she fought. Peace at last for Pam. I just know she is in a better place. You are a wonderful person, who helped her with her battles of pain. She told me many times how you always stood with her.

Virtual_World ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

My condolences to you and her family!

StaceyG ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

My sympathies to David and all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Pam will be missed but she is in a better place and out of pain.

Diandra ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

Oh my goodness, I'm so shocked. Pam was one of the first friends I made here. I'm so sorry, David, for your loss. I know she was often in pain and suffering, so may she now be at complete peace and know real healing!

JeniferC ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

I am very sorry to hear of this loss. Pam was such a beloved artist, and she will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to David and Pam's family.

Rhiannon ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

I am so sorry for your loss David, and will keep you and your family in my blessings.

seaayre ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences go out to you and the rest of her family.

4udreamcatcher ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

My deepest condolensces on your loss.

karanta ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

Im so sorry to hear these sad news. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family David.

petes ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

sd012q ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

im so sorry to hear of this lost of another great person may i wish her freinds and family all well and hope that she is in a better place god bless you and may you rest in peace

DarkStarRising ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

another sad lost to the art world! My thoughts and prayers are with David, and his family at this most difficult time!

Claywoman ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

My condolences. Im terribly sorry for your loss! God bless!

butterfly_fish ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

OMG, not Pam. :-( :-( She was such a good person. She had her demons to fight, and most people didn't seem to understand. But I know that her heart was good, and I liked her a lot. I'm crying as I write this. I'm so very sorry, David. Tell the rest of your family that she will be greatly missed here. hugs -Heidi

laetia ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 June 2006

oh, this is so sad. :-( all my prayers are with you and your family. Pam had a great impact on this community - I've learned a great deal from her. She will not be forgotten.