Pamela Courson’s grave

Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, California

Pamela Courson, December 22, 1946–April 25, 1974

Pamela Susan Courson was born in Weed, California. She died on April 25, 1974 from a drug overdose in Los Angeles.

Like Jim, she was also 27 years old at the time of her death. She is buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, California. Pamela was Jim’s longtime girlfriend and was in Paris with him when he died.

Pamela Susan Courson's grave, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, California
Pamela Susan Courson’s grave, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, California
Original Pamela Courson memorial service invitation card held on 29 April 1974
Original Pamela Courson memorial service invitation card held on 29 April 1974

Trivia

Leo Fender (1909–1991), inventor of the first electric guitar, the Fender Broadcaster, is also buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park.

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6 thoughts on “Pamela Courson’s grave

  1. Hi I actually live near Fairhaven memorial park and I also have family buried there as well
    I have been trying to find Pamela’s plot but I’m not getting any luck
    Where exactly is she??
    If you can help that would be awesome, thanks!

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  2. I HAVE BEEN ASKED MANY TIMES IF I WAS PAM,I HAD NO IDEA WHO THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT JUST THOUGHT TO MYSELF WOW PEOPLE CAN BE FREAKY, ALSO HAD PEOPLE FOLLOW ME AROUND WITH CAMERAS TAKEING PICTURES OF ME SECRETLY,ALSO TURNING THEIR HEADS AS I WALKED AWAY IN A CROWD,OF COURSE I KNEW THE DOORS AND JIM MORRISON BUT DIDN’T PAY TO MUCH ATTENTION TO WHO HIS GIRL OR GIRLS WERE BUT JUST RESENTLY I WAS LOOKING UP A SONG BY THE DOORS ON YOUTUBE AND SAW A PICTURE OF HER AND I HAD NEVER MENTIONED THESE WEARD HAPPENINGS AND EXCEPT FOR A FEW FREINDS WHO KNEW THIS HAD HAPPENED TO ME I SAID TO SOME OF MY FRIENDS,CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS,I GOT EXCITED BECAUSE AFTER ALL THIS TIME I SEE WHAT PEOPLE WERE THINKING AND WHY THEY ACTED SO FREAKY TO ME,I READ ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH JIM AND SUBCONCIOUSLY BEGAN TO FEEL TEARS FALLING DOWN MY CHEEKS,ITS HARD TO EXPLAIN HOW I FELT,AND MY LIFE STORY WITH MY HUSBAND IS SO VERY SIMALER WITH VERY SIMULAR PHOTOS OF OUR DAYS TOGETHER. ONE OF MY PHOTOS AS WELL AS ONE OF PAMS IS POSTED ON MY FACE BOOK,IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A COPY LEAVE INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS LINK.SINCERLY,PAM LOOK ALIKE.

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  3. Hi Susan, Do you have an account of her after Jim’s death? I mean, what did she do once she was back in US, did her drug addiction continue, etc.,? Thanks,

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  4. hey susan,

    how are you doing these days? i’ve been to fairhaven a number of times (used to live about 2 miles from the cemetery & 4 miles from Disneyland (aka “dismal-land”). i went there in 2004 on the 30th anniversary of her death, and was surprised that no one else was there. 😦

    but there were flowers and some photos on the plot wall. I placed a rose at her plot.

    also, I was there about 10-15 years ago to visit, and believe it or not, the wall was open. 😮

    in the “room” where her plot was located, the staff of the memorial park had set up chairs and what-not for a funeral, and they had taken the wall down to expose the plots.

    so i actually Saw the cardboard box that held her ashes. It was covered with cob-webs and dust, and on top of the box were some photos of jim and pam. i didn’t touch a thing, but was genuinely amazed that the box was so small.

    sincerely,
    matt

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    1. Hi Matt, so nice to hear from you!
      Thank you so much for posting your comment here. It’s great that visitors to the blog will also benefit from your interesting story.
      Thank you for sharing! Regards, Susan

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