9/7/2019 – Pamela K. Strouse Scales, Clayton

Dr. Pamela K. Strouse Scales DPM, 68, died Thursday, September 5th, at her residence. She had been in ill health. As per her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. There will be a Graveside Committal Service on September 9th, at 11am, at St. Lawrence Union Cemetery, Town of Cape Vincent, with Reverend Earl Lalone officiating.

Pam was born January 28th, 1951, in Sacramento, California, the daughter Bluth and Bonnie Pierce. She attended Jefferson Community College from 1991 to 1994, attended Clarkson University from 1994 – 1995, she attended Medical College from 1995 to 1999 at New York College of Podiatric Medicine in NYC. After completing her residency in foot orthopedics in New Jersey, she returned to Clayton and worked in the Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, Alexandria Bay area as a Podiatrist.

A marriage to Keith Strouse ended in divorce.

On December 24th, 2010, she married Randy Scales, at their residence, with Reverend Donald Briant officiating.

In her earlier years, Pam was owner and operator of Bay Flower Shop in Alexandria Bay. For a time, she was a member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department as an EMT.

While in good health, she enjoyed working in her flower garden, and loved helping everyone in need.

Surviving besides her husband Randy, is her mother Bonnie Pierce of Arizona; one son Brent (Jennifer) Beven of Oregon; seven grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one brother, Carter Pierce; one sister, Mrs. John (Carmen) Saunders of California; nieces and nephews.


  1. Tim Aiken Posted

    The obituary’s most meaningful words ” loved helping everyone in need.” say it all.
    So sorry.

  2. Susie Marshall Posted

    Heaven has gained but another angel. Such a sweet , kind hearted soul that helped more people than anyone will ever know. Knowing you are no longer suffering does not make your loss any easier. To Randy, Brent, and families, I am sending big hugs and prayers.


    You have my deepest sympathy on the death of Pam. When we were stationed here in 1988-1992, I was a frequent customer of her flower shop. We had many interesting talks about flowers and birds that she kept at the shop. I remember her telling me that she was going to school and wanted to become a doctor. She was a kind hearted person, and I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with her.

  4. Shella Gates Posted

    I am so sorry for your loss Randy, please let me know if I can do anything for you.

  5. Matthew soluri Posted

    I didn’t know her or any of the family but would just like to say sorry to the family n friends of hers. Also would like to say wow what a women. She did slot of things in her life to be proud of n her family to be proud of her also. Sounds like such an amazing lady. My condolences to all

  6. pam shampine Posted

    Dr. Strouse took wonderful care of my sister when we lived up north…she came to the house so we wouldn’t have to go out…She often brought gifts of fresh produce…Pam was such a kind and gentle person…She truly cared about others and it showed…My sincerest condolences to her family…

  7. Steve strouse Posted

    Condolences to Brent, Randy and families, Pam was always so kind to mom and dad, she made regular visits always bringing baked goods, fresh produce and strawberries, our family appreciated what she did for them, saw her at moms service last summer she was truly a sincere and kind lady, Heaven has gained an Angel, may she Rest In Peace…..

  8. Debbie Lavoie Posted

    My deepest condolences to Randy, the family, and the puppies. Dr. Pam was such a good friend to me, as well as my favorite doctor. She was always beyond patient and gentle. She was generous and gave of herself in all her words and actions. I can’t imagine what those who loved her will do without her. She’s left behind a great void in our hearts. She’ll be missed more than can be borne and remembered with joy and tears. Dragonflies and butterflies will dance in her honor.

  9. Scott Link Posted

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Pam. She was a great lady & we enjoyed our visits with her and Randy. We will not forget her.

  10. Very sorry for your loss Randy.
    May you find comfort in your beautiful memories made together.
    I did not know Pam personally, only as a patient a couple times with my son.
    May Pam rest in eternal peace. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Marie-Laure Posted

    So sorry for your loss Randy, you lost your soulmate and the world lost a kind and brave woman, I wish you lots of strength to go on and heal.

  12. Geraldine Patterson (patient in Ogdensburg,nY) Posted

    Sorry to hear of Dr.Strouse passing on. She was a brave lady to be trying to work and helping others. Her husband Randy was so good to her. God Bless.

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