Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 5, 2013
Paula S. Perkins

Obit Paula PerkinsOur beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother passed away unexpectedly March 2. Paula was born Oct. 24, 1931 to Asael Loran and Thelma Bryson Smith in Fairview, Wyo. In her pre-teen years, Paula lived in Paris, Idaho. Her teenage years were spent in Tooele where she met her future husband. Paula married Bill on May 26, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple by Joseph Fielding Smith. Temple work was very important to her. She worked her early married years at the LDS church bindery where her boss was Thomas S. Monson. After moving to Tooele, she worked at the Tooele Army Depot for 20 years, retiring in 1993. Her greatest accomplishments in life were raising her nine children. She loved quilting, crocheting, reading and the Utah Jazz. Paula was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill, sisters Evelyn Wilkes, Alein Smith, Ardith Smith, Beth Stevens and Margee Emery, granddaughter Trina Perkins, and daughters-in-law Sherri and Michelle. Paula is survived by her nine children: Thelma (Ron) Snyder, Gary (Barbara) Robert, Danny (Utahna), David (Laurie), Carl (Sharol), Wade (Karolyne), Kent (Lottie) and Lyle (Kami), all of Tooele County, and brother Loran (Ruth) Smith of Salina, 41 grandchildren, 92 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held in her honor on March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary. Funeral services will be held March 8 at 11 a.m. at the Tooele North Stake Center, 583 N. 270 East, with a viewing preceding the funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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