Pamela Ann Carroll

Pamela Ann Carroll

March 29, 1947 – September 23, 2023

Pam Carroll, age 76, passed away on September 23, 2023, at Brookstone Meadows in Omaha, Nebraska. Pamela Ann Vogel was born in Omaha on March 29, 1947, the eldest daughter of Morris and Ruth Ann (Schultze) Vogel.

The family lived in Lincoln, Nebraska and Los Angeles, California before settling in Stanton, Nebraska. Pam loved to dance, and she was actively involved in the music program in school. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1965.

Pam attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln. In 1967 she married Ken Carroll. Their life together included numerous Army bases and his service in Vietnam. They share a son, J.J. Carroll.

Pam returned to Omaha with J.J. and enrolled in the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design in 1975. She began her career at Davidson’s Furniture Showcase in Omaha before starting her own business, Pam Carroll Planning & Design. Pam thoroughly enjoyed her work and getting to know her clients. Her relationships with fellow designers, architects, and crafts people were especially rewarding. Pam was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and was actively involved in multiple Omaha Symphony Designer Show houses.

Pam enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad. Her favorite trips included China, France, and Italy. Her trips always included museums and the theater.

Pam married Merle Schlines in 1981. They enjoyed traveling and creating a beautiful home landscape.

Pam was thrilled to be a grandmother and Max brought great joy to her life. She treasured their family tradition of making Christmas cookies together.

Pam is preceded in death by her parents, Morris, and Ruth Ann Vogel.

She is survived by her son, J.J. Carroll; grandson, Maxwell Morris Carroll and his mother, Kathleen Torpy, all of Omaha; sisters, Lark Frank of Colorado Springs, CO, Patty (Tom) of Cape Canaveral, FL, Heidi Macklin of Gainesville, FL, Maureen (Jeff) Crist of Marysville, KS.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 14th at 10:30am at the West Center Chapel with a visitation starting at 10:00AM.  Interment and Graveside Service in Stanton, Nebraska.  To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please visit and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • Kathryn A Dessonville Posted October 8, 2023 10:14 am

    Pam was not only a client but she was a freind! I just visited with Pam last month when her ever caring partner drove her to see me. We visited while she was in the car and she was as gracious and beautiful and optimistic as she always was. J.J. and family — just know that you are not alone in missing her! Kathy — The Linen Gallery

  • Sandra Benson Posted October 13, 2023 5:25 pm

    I met Pam more than 60 years ago through her aunt, Brenda Schulze. When she began work at Davidson’s, she handled a design project for me, and after she established her own business, we continued to work together on several projects throughout the many years. She was a wonderful professional, with exquisite taste and always a friendly, professional approach. But even more than the design work, I enjoyed knowing Pam as a friend. She was a joy to work with and talk with. She made my life better by adding beautiful objects to my home and by being a good friend.

  • Jean Posted October 13, 2023 6:30 pm

    To Pam’s beloved JJ and family, Lark, Patty, Heidi and Maureen: What fun memories we have of growing up as neighbors…Pam was such a sincere and wonderful family friend. I was lucky enough to spend a day with her and a special friend when they were in AZ several years ago….and we laughed again about some of the special memories from years past. Sending my condolences to Pam’s family.

  • Joe Nesselhuf Posted October 16, 2023 7:21 pm

    Subject: A Love Story-Wonderful to Live–Briefer than Expected

    There was a man named Joe who discovered happiness and growth in a five-minute phone call that stretched to more than an hour. One in a while a cliché rings true, Pamela Carroll had him at “hello”
    I AM JOE

    When we first met, she was a single woman readying to retire from her decades long interior design business so she could broaden her continuing interest in travel and design. There were many places on her “bucket list” but she could find no place as charming as Paris and all it had to offer. I had a front row seat as I observed her design our KC apartment from scratch, expanding and contracting walls and closets that magically came together.
    I am Joe and I loved her so!

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