October 10, 1946 ~ September 29, 2020

Born in: Monterey, California
Resided in: Fremont, California

Paula passed away September 29.  She was 74 years old.  She is survived by sons John (Katherien), Daniel (Robyn), brother Larry, four nieces and nephews and an honorary family member, Alvin.  She was preceded in death by her husband Doug.

Paula was born and raised in Monterey, California.  She was a graduate of San Jose State University where she received her Bachelors in Education.

Paula was a homemaker, but just as importantly, she dedicated her life to service in the community.  She became an Alameda County Library Booklegger in 1989.  Paula gave “booktalks” to junior high school students for nearly 25 years.  She began volunteering at the Viola Blythe Community Services Center in 1990, where she would continue to work for 18 years.

Paula and Doug enjoyed visiting various locations throughout the United States and the world with family and numerous friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paula’s name to the Viola Blythe Community Services Center.  P.O. Box 362 Newark, Ca. 94560  (510) 794-3437

Memories Timeline


  1. CandlePaula we will miss you dearly. You will forever be in our hearts. I will always remember your humor, your thoughtfulness, and most of all our Monday nights!! Always having a blast at Bingo yelling O-69 that’s Paula’s #
    We love you Paula. Listen for us ok🤑

  2. CandlePaula I am eternally grateful for the guidance and encouragement you gave me, when I ventured in to volunteer at VIOLA BLYTHE CENTER you allowed me into your life and I met your husband and admired your commitment to his care. And along the way I learned what a wonderful ,funny, educated, talented person you were. Thank You for being my friend.

  3. CandlePaula Thank you for being the person you were. You were a wonderful teacher and you saw the best in everyone! You will truly be missed


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