|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1941|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2006|
Paula Jean Boren was born on Feb. 21, 1941 in Oklahoma City, OK to William H. (Bernie) and Vorgie V. (Mickey) Edmondson. She passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006 in Ada, OK. Paula grew up in OKC and graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1959. She attended college at ECU in Ada. She spent some time in California, OKC, and Calvin before settling in Ada.
Paula was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Ada for many years, where she participated in the choir. She was a member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho tribe. Some highlights of her career include working at the Pontotoc County jail where she was the assistant jail administrator, managing parties at the Holiday Inn Cafe Ritz Restaurant, and helping the elderly find work through Green Thumb.
Paula had a variety of interests. During her youth she was DECA queen and later became a member of the Dodger Dolls. She spent many years as a "coffee drinker" at the Holiday Inn. She enjoyed watching television, sending notes and cards of encouragement, and taking care of her flowers. She especially loved to spend time visiting with people, and those who know her would say that she "never met a stranger".
Paula was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jeff Sifford. Survivors include her oldest son Jeff Cali and his girlfriend Teri (whom Paula thought of as a daughter-in-law), daughter Bobbie Sue Brown and husband Chuck of Moore, and youngest son Charlie Boren and wife Tammy of Ada. Through foster care, Paula was also a mom to many other children, including her daughter Rosalyn Ewing of Dayton, Ohio with whom she remained in close contact over the years. She treasured her five grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Lorena, Denina, Ashanti and Donovan. She was very much looking forward to the birth of her new granddaughter to Charlie and Tammy in December. Paula also had two special babies, her dogs Maggie and Buddy, that loved her very much.
Other survivors include her brother Bill Edmondson and wife Linda of Noble and sister-in-law Billie Sifford of Arizona, and several nieces and nephews. Paula was especially close to her "sister" Norma Edmondson of Noble, with whom she shared many life experiences. She also has many other special friends, neighbors, and family members too numerous to name.
The family would like to say a special thank you to all who have been an encouragement and help during this time. Services are today at Ada First Free Will Baptist Church and at Sunnylane Cemetery in Del City.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Paula Boren)
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Record added: Aug 28, 2006
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