Paula Ann Gonzales
Oct 21, 1938 – Dec 22, 2017
Paula Ann Gonzales
October 21, 1938-December 22, 2017
Paula Ann Gonzales, 79, of Prineville, Oregon passed away on December 22, 2017 due to complications following surgery. Paula was born on October 21, 1938 in Portland, Oregon. She lived in Portland, Oregon during her youth then moved to West Seattle, Washington during her teenage years. She graduated from West Seattle High School in 1956.
Paula married David Hawn in 1957 and they moved to Federal Way, Washington where they had two children together, Garret and Valorie. Paula began working as a clerk with the Post Office in 1968 and continued to work for the Post Office until she retired in 2000 after a 31 year career. She married Onecimo Gonzales in 1998 and they continued to live in Federal Way until 2005 after which they moved to Prineville, Oregon for a slower pace of life. Outside of spending time with her family and friends, Paula’s greatest passions were reading, playing online games with friends and gardening at her Prineville home.
Paula is preceded in death by her parents Paul W. Hughes and Ferne A. (Roche) Hughes, and brothers Charles E. Hughes and Robert D. Hughes. She is survived by her husband, Onecimo Gonzales, son, Garret E. Hawn (wife Jacqui), daughter Valorie Ann Robinson, grandchildren, Lorena Hawn, Spencer Hawn (wife Mallory), Derek Hawn and Lora Panek (husband James) and three great grand-children, Gracie Ann, Madison and Mason. She is also survived by two step-daughters, Christina Topps (husband Jeff) and Teresa Smith (husband Chuck), nine step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her dog Doubles, her faithful companion for many years.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Washington Memorial Park, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, Washington and a celebration of life reception will follow at the home of Garret Hawn, 3132 SW 342nd St., Federal Way, Washington. Contributions can be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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