Paula Kathleen Dekker


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Paula Kathleen Dekker

Paula Kathleen Dekker (née Schorr) died suddenly at Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, Washington on October 14, 2021.

Paula was born at the Group Health Hospital, Seattle Washington July 2, 1951, to Jack E. and Mary M. Schorr.

She attended Sacred Heart grade school and graduated from Bellevue High School in 1969. She went on to earn an AA degree from Bellevue Community College and also attended Western Washington University.

Paula married Donald Greig Dekker on October 26, 1974, on Guemes Island, Washington. Paula and Donald had one son, Greig Boyd Dekker born April 3, 1980.

Paula worked as a retail clerk for ten years and then as an administrator with the Group Health Cooperative in the Home Health and Hospice division.

She retired in 2017 to her log home on Ames Lake where she resided for 42 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack E. and Mary M. Schorr of Bellevue.

Paula loved all nature and she loved growing flowers and admiring their beauty. She was a highly talented artist at Quilting and has blessed us with her beautiful works of art.

Paula is survived by her son, Greig Dekker, brothers John, Boyd and Ken Schorr, and many relatives and friends.

Paula is the heart of our family. No words can explain how much we will miss her. She will be remembered fondly by her family and friends for being a kind, devoted and caring sister, aunt, and mother.

No services will be held at this time.


5 Responses to “Paula Kathleen Dekker”

  • Linda Dahl says:

    I have such fond memories of working with Paula at GHC for many years. She was always a can-do problem solver and a positive force in the office. She had an amazing partnership with Sally, who I imagine greeted her with open arms at the pearly gates. Blessings to all who loved and cherished her during this time of grief.

  • Adele Donaldson says:

    Paula was ferocious and allways on point. Great teammate and so dedicated to her work. I loved her dry sense of humor. Peace Paula

  • Pat Philbin says:

    Paula was always a gem to work alongside. Her dedication to making sure the systems were in place so the nurses, home health aides,Physical therapist and social workers the “ERG” run smoothly we’re well known.

  • Tober Schorr says:

    Aunt Paula was my favorite, best, and only Aunt. I will miss her deeply! In addition to carrying the history of our family in pictures and stories, she hosted family Thanksgiving dinners and made sure all us kids always expressed gratitude by writing thank you notes for any gifts we ever received. She served us our whole lives and I am happy to know she is resting peacefully now. Love you Aunt Paula!!

  • Johanna Ashley-Nye says:

    I was blessed to have Paula as my friend for 57 years. We had so many adventures, so much laughter and so many long talks over a pot of tea complete with tea cozy. The East Ames Lake eatery was always open for a great meal. I will miss her more than I can say. My love and condolences to all her family and many friends.

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