Paula Ann Gonzales

Oct 21, 1938 – Dec 22, 2017

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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.


Rayola Septon
Olympia, WA
May 3, 2018

Paula was my neighbor in Federal Way for many years. Our kids grew up together. I have lots of good memories of the time we spent together. I know Paula is in a better place now, but she will be missed. My love and prayers to her famly

Marjorie Riggs
Auburn, WA
May 3, 2018

I was a clerk at the Seattle Airport Mail center during the time that Paula worked there. I was lost when I got there and She took me under her wing and taught me so much. She was a good friend. I loved lighthouses and she liked taking pictures of them. She framed some of those beautiful pictures of the ones she visited up and down the Washington/Oregon coast and gave them to me to hang at work. I still have them all these years later. Every time I look at them I think of her. My heartfelt condolences to Paula's family. Paula will truly be missed.

Margaret (Larson) Mathisson
Poulsbo, WA
Apr 29, 2018

I was a classmate of Paula at West Seattle High and she and I used to pal around together. After high school she had a job close to my summer job and we would walk to the waterfront and have lunch together. I am sorry we lost touch and I am sorry she is gone. To her family please accept my condolences.

Kathy Hughes
Seattle, WA
Apr 20, 2018

To Paula's family- Rick, Tracy and I will keep Paula forever in our hearts. As Rick says she was a fun lady. It is hard for me to imagine the 3 siblings being gone, but I have some special memories of all of them. Rest In Peace Paula. We love you.

Cheryl Besk Boutwell
Sun City West , AZ
Apr 20, 2018

Thinking of you all and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Paula was an amazing woman. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Paula and God Speed.

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