Pamela "Pam" Jo Couger


January 17, 2023

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Pamela Hollas Couger was born February 2, 1944 and passed away peacefully after a  2 1/2 year battle with Alzheimers Dementia at the age of 78. Pamela was born and raised in Bryan Texas. At the time of her passing, she was a resident at Hudson Creek Memory Care Facility in Bryan Texas.  She had previously been at St. Joseph Manor and Sodalis Senior Living Facility for periods after she moved out of her residence due to her inability to safely live alone.

The services for Pamela will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church where she had been a lifelong member. She always looked forward to attending the Saturday evening vigil Mass every weekend.  Services will entail a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Brian Eilers presiding on February 2, 2023 @ 3 pm with a Celebration of Life & Happy Heavenly Birthday Reception to follow in the St. Joseph Parish Activity Center behind the church, since it is being held on what would have been her 79th birthday. Interment of ashes will be at a later date at the grave site in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Bryan Texas. Pamela’s cremation was handled by Callaway Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Specialist.

Pamela retired from Bryan ISD where she was a teacher’s aide as well bus monitor for special needs children. She was also a director of the children’s nursery at St. Joseph Catholic Church for many years. Also, she worked as a childcare provider at Aerofit Fitness Center in Bryan. Pamela graduated from Stephen F Austin High School with the class of 1962. She also attended Sam Houston State University and McKenzie Baldwin Business College. In her leisure time, she stayed fit by walking and exercising at the fitness center.

Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, Adele and Richard Hollas of Bryan and older brother Delrich Phil Hollas who passed away at the age of 9 years old when Pamela was only 6 years of age.  His passing was tremendously difficult for both our parents as well as Pamela since she was very close to Delrich.

Pamela is survived two sons, Michael Couger and wife Mechele of Windermere Florida and Pamela’s grandchildren; Zachary, Abigail & Alexander; Gregory Couger and wife Robyn of Giddings Texas and Pamela’s grandchildren; Jonah, Jacob & Maggie.

Pamela is also survived by a sister Valerie Hollas of Houston Texas; brother Edward Hollas and wife Denise of New Bruanfels Texas and Mark Hollas and wife Carol of Wheelock Texas. Pamela is also survived by 4 neices and 3 nephews.

The family wants to say ” A Special Thank You” to the many caregivers, friends and family members who served Pamela’s needs throughout the years. Donations may be made in Pamela’s memory to Hospice Brazos Valley, St. Joseph Catholic Church or Aggieland Humane Society.


Memorial Service: February 2, 2023 3:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721

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  1. Pam will be missed by many. We had many great conversations when I would take her to the Saturday evening Mass when she was able to go. She is now in a better place. May she rest in peace. Prayers for her and her family members. May God bless you all!

    • Elo,
      Thank you for your kind thoughts and words. She enjoyed your friendship and always appreciated you taking her to the Saturday evening mass. We appreciate your prayers for her and our family.

  2. Pam will be missed! Mom & I enjoyed our Church trips, Walmart, Taco Bell with Pamela! Pam was met by at the heavenly gates by loving family and friends

    • Joni,
      You and your mother were so sweet to take Pamela to Mass for those many weeks. I know it was out of your way yet I know you will be Blessed for your kindness and care. She always looked forward to your trips to Walmart, Taco Bell and grocery store. Thank you again for your caring spirit.

  3. Pam loved little children and was so good with them – keeping a watch over the kids in the church nursery. She always had a smile. We had good discussions while at Aerofit. She will be missed. She loved her sons! With deepest sympathy.

    • Melanie,
      Thank you for your kind words. It seems everyone enjoyed her pretty smile and we frequently asked her to smile for us as we too enjoyed seeing smile even when she was no longer speaking words. The SMILE said it all. We appreciate you being a friend to her.

  4. Pam and I became friends as neighbors when we discovered that her family had been close friends and neighbors to my Uncle Dick and Aunt Nan when they all lived on 30th/31st Street in Bryan during the 1950s. We had the best time laughing over old pictures of their neighborhood gang. We enjoyed walking together, visiting about our work in BISD, and shopping together at St. Joseph’s bazaars. Pam was a hard worker and had a special gift with little children. She loved her family, especially her sons, and she loved her church. She was a sweet friend and I’ll miss her.

    • Melinda,
      Thank you for your kind words and your friendship with Pamela. She frequently spoke about you and how your church family accepted her and made her feel welcome to some Senior events. Also, your Pastor was so kind to return my call and prayed over the phone for her peace. She really did love caring for the kids and it made her face light up when talking about the kids. Pamela spent a lot of time walking the neighborhood as part of her exercise regimen and she enjoyed having you as a neighbor.

  5. Valerie, Mark and Edward I’m so very sorry for your loss and want you to know you are in my prayers. I hope you find some comfort knowing Pam is resting in God’s hands now and finally at peace .

    Marsha Sharp Savant

  6. Marsha,
    Yes, it is very comforting to know that she is in God’s arms and reunited with Mother & Daddy and our brother Delrich who passed away at 9 years old when Pamela was only 6 years of age. The two of them were very close and had a special relationship. We know how she has suffered for the past two years as Dementia ravaged her mind, body and spirit. We all prayed for a peaceful end to her earthly life and Hospice BV did their best to keep her comfortable during her last few months. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers as we grieve .

  7. My heart is sad for the loss of my dear friend and former neighbor. Miss Pam loved my girls so much! I am thankful for the time we were able to spend together. She was my favorite next door neighbor! I am thankful for the 26 years of friendship we shared and even though we moved a few states away, we kept in touch with visits and lots of phone calls. I could always count on the unfiltered truths from my friend! Love you Pam and will see you in heaven one day! ♥️

    • Lesley,
      Thank you for your kind words , thoughts and memories that you shared. I had to chuckle when you mentioned about her unfiltered comments as we frequently experienced that side of Pamela and one thing for sure
      “ you knew how she felt” about an issue. We appreciate your 26 year friendship that y’all enjoyed as I can remember her mentioning you a number of times when y’all were neighbors. She will be missed by many as she touched a lot of lives through her many activities with her boys and her working with children in various capacities.

  8. My family is very sad to hear of her passing. I worked with Pam at Fannin while my boys were at school there. We all have fond memories of her. When my son was older and worked at Heb she would speak to him when he working. She had such a sweet smile and when she laughed it was a genuine laugh. I pray she is at pea e with the Lord now. I pray for comfort for you all.

    • Trisha,
      Thank you for your kind thoughts, words and memories. In her many months of illness, we frequently heard people comment on her sweet smile. It is very comforting that people remembered her for her smile. She made many friends while working at Fannin and I feel sure that she touched a lot of lives with her caring spirit. Even in her darkest days during this illness ,we always looked forward to seeing her warm and welcoming smile. She is now smiling down on all of us from her new Heavenly Home.

  9. Pam was such a wonderful lady! I’ve known her and the family for many years. I hired Pam to work the Church Nursery at St. Joseph Catholic Church. What a blessing she was…caring for the little ones while their parents attended Mass or Bible Studies! We could always depend on Pam to be there, to love and take care of the children, to clean the Nursery, to lock up and secure the building. The day Mark told me she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s I had to do one of the hardest things in my career… to terminate Pam’s employment with child care. May she rest in God’s Peace which she so greatly deserves.

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