Pamela Soule Johnson

Pamela Soule Johnson, 77, of Chebeague Island and Yarmouth, passed away peacefully on November 4th with her family by her side, just as she wanted.

Pam went to elementary school on the Island and graduated from Portland High School in 1959. In 1985 she became a successful Real Estate Agent, retiring in 2007.  Pam raised her children on the Island, later moving to Yarmouth. She bought her home in 1992 and it has since been our port in any storm.

Pam spent her time taking care of her family. You would often find her driving her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to school, sports or the boat. She called us all regularly and sent texts to check in. Her refrigerator was always covered in pictures and we rarely left her house without a cup of tea and something to eat. If you wanted to stay the night at her house, you had to make sure there would be an empty bed because there rarely was one. She made the best popcorn and put on the most amazing tea parties.

Pam was incredibly proud of her children and expressed it regularly. She had a love for her family that never wavered. Even in her last hours she smiled at the sight of us and told us all how much she loved us. She made loving us her life’s work and we never had to wonder what we meant to her. Pam often expressed how fortunate she felt to have a close, healthy family, but we know we were the fortunate ones. She is remembered for her life-long beauty and selflessness.

Pam is predeceased by her parents, Sherman and Eleanor Johnson and a son in law, Winthrop Houghton Jr. Pam is survived by her two brothers, Peter Johnson and Stephen and Beverly Johnson, her six children and their spouses, Chris and Jill Rich, Kim and John Martin, Patti Rich, Sherman Rich, Jon and Amy Rich, Rebecca and Jim Koppmann and a stepson, Craig Campbell and his wife Kim whom she thought of as her own. Her fifteen grandchildren and their spouses, Stephanie Martin, Danielle and Shawn Rideout, David Rich, Brad and Anna Martin, Chris and Sara Martin, Nate and Sarah Martin, Brennah Martin, Stephen and Elias Rich, Braeden and Zach Rich, Hannah and Nicholas Koppmann, Catherine and Carly Rich. Six great-grandchildren, Drea and Brian Rideout, Finn and Maggie Martin, Jack Martin and Henry Martin, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her life-long friends, Kenny Campbell, Phyllis Hoag, Joyce Burns, Mary Cushman and many more. Too many to name.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. A service will be held at the Chebeague Island Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM. There will be transportation to and from the boat on the Island. There will not be any visiting hours. 

Click here to see the Celebration of Pamela's Life Program.


Becca, Jon, Kim, Pam, Chris, Patti, Sherman

Sherman with Pam
Peter Eleanor with Pam or Stephen
Pam and Chris Rich
Pam with cousin Paul Johnson

Pam is front and center with the big smile!

Stephen and Pam

Becca and Pam

Danielle, David, Pam, Wink, Patti and Ruth

Maggie Toohey, Stephen, Pam, and Mary Toohey (Cushman)

Carly, Drea, and Katherine

Stephen, Pam, Jane Frizzell, Judy Frizzell, Helen Leonard (Frye)

Pam with Stephanie

Pam and Drea

Pam with Brennah

Phyllis Hoag and Pam

Pam with Rocky

Pam with Drea

Pam with Stephanie and Danielle

Pam and David

John Hamilton, Eddie Morse, Gail Hamilton, Jay Morse, Stephen, Pam and Alice Morse,

Kenny and Pam