Paula (Harr) Barrows, 59, of Merritt Island Florida; formerly of Hope Valley Rhode Island, and Jamestown North Dakota, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 27,2010 at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, Florida. She is survived by her beloved husband Gary, mother Eugenia Soulis Harr of Jamestown, North Dakota, her three children Kary Sinkule and husband Robert, Nicole Crandall and husband Douglas, her son Daniel Friel; and their father Dennis Friel. Paula also had two step-daughters; Erin Barrows and Erica Zegles along with three granddaughters Alexandra Crandall, Eliza Zegles, and Elaina Zegles. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Harr, and her brother, Chuck Harr.
Paula and Gary own and operate Time Out Sports Bar in Cocoa Beach Florida. Prior to owning the bar they owned and drove an eighteen wheeler together, traveling all over the United States and Canada which they thoroughly enjoyed for eight years. She also helped operate Suburban Cleaners, a family owned business while living in Rhode Island. She was a very talented tailor who loved to sew, and because of her reputation and ability to sew everything and anything for her customers, friends, and family kept her very busy.
She loved children and her home was always open to her children's friends who needed good advice, a hot meal, or a place to stay. She was also a dog lover and her family nicknamed her "the Dog Whisperer". While living in Rhode Island she was an avid golfer, sailor, and an accomplished Sporting Clay competitor.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday August 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Church in Merritt Island, FL.
Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown, ND.
In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to Brevard Hospice, 8060 Spyglass Road, Melbourne FL 32940.