Paula Thompson passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 10. Paula Jo Mudra was born on July 4, 1936 in Creston, Iowa. She is survived by her children, Rachael Carnagey, Teeka Thompson, Mischlene Vaughan, and Noel Thompson, as well as her son-in-law that she loved like her own, Jason Vaughan.
Besides her children, Paula is survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister and best friend, Mary Claudia Norman (Mikey); brother, Patrick Mudra, and much loved nieces and nephews. Last, but not least, she leaves behind several neighbors that became family to her.
A potluck Celebration of Life will be held at Sellwood Park on Sunday, July 8 from noon until 3 p.m.