Paula Marie Lee, 90, born Nov. 22, 1930 in Eugene, Ore. to Verna and Ralph Lyons passed away on Dec. 16, 2020. Paula grew up in Lowell, Ore. and graduated from Lowell High School in 1949.
On July 29, 1949 she married Edwin Albert Lee. They remained married for 70 years until his passing June 1, 2020. Paula and Ed lived in Lowell, raising three children until 1974 when they moved to Springfield.
Paula worked as a telephone operator right out of high school, then B&L Wood Products before finding her love of teaching preschool at New Life Church where she taught for nearly 20 years. Ed and Paula were active members and served there for more than 30 years.
Paula is preceded in death by her husband Edwin, a son Gregory Allen and a daughter Sharon Marie. She is survived by her son, Garry; brothers, Harry and Charles; a sister, Dee; four grandchildren, Gena, Tara, Brandee and Gregory; and four great-grandchildren, Noah, Alexis, Dashel and Riley.
Services will be held Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. at New Life Church in Springfield. A private graveside service will follow.