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Paula joined her maker on April 22, 2011, at the age of 89. She was born in Waynesburg, Penn., to Henry and Bertha King. She lost her father at an early age and was raised by her mother and stepfather Harry Zimmerman.
After high school Paula was graduated from Canonsburg School of Nursing and acquired her RN. She worked in her profession for 41 years and retired in 1985.
Over this time she worked in a variety of settings and attained recognitions in each. In 1995 she moved to Grand Junction and relocated to Meeker in 1999.
Over the course of her retirement she traveled, loved gardening and in keeping with her background kept abreast of the medical field through research.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Jesse.
Survivors include her niece, Paula Whetzal, and her three nephews: J.E. King, Gregory King and Anthony King.
She requested cremation with a memorial service to be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Rio Blanco Funeral Home of Meeker.