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Paula Richardson Rogers

Paula Richardson Rogers was born on March 13, 1948, in Fairfield. She graduated from Wortham High School and then went on to earn her Associates in Arts degree from Navarro College.

Paula married Tom Guest, of Mexia, and they had one daughter, Amy. They traveled and lived in Texas, Florida, Panama, Maine and finally settled in Virginia, where Paula worked for the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C. During this time, she earned her bachelors degree with a double major in music and art from The University of Maine-Presque Isle. While Paula was fun-loving, she took her studies seriously and always graduated with top honors.

Paula was a wife, mom, homemaker and sunshine spreader, known for her effervescent personality, hearty laughter, and her deep love of music and dance. She had a wonderful gift of song and harmony. She shared that gift often – in school and church, for special events, and with family and friends. She served as lead singer with the band Truck Stop, which she joined while living in Panama. Paula returned to the Wortham area and served as organist/pianist for the Central Presbyterian Church of Wortham.

While Paula loved all of the world’s beauty and pageantry, she lived a very simple life. She loved everyone, always saw the good in others and put others’ needs above her own.

On Sunday, Jan. 13, Paula passed away peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Even throughout her illness Paula maintained her sweet disposition and love of music which continued to bring her joy.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy Kramer, and husband Chris, of Virginia; two grandchildren, C.J. and Ashley; a brother, Gary Richardson, and wife Tina, of Crosby; a sister, Robin Hulsey, and husband Jeff, of Pflugerville; a sister, Kim Johns, and husband George, of Wortham; nephews Brandon Richardson, Sean Richardson and wife Sophia, of Wortham, Ryan Hulsey, of Colorado; niece Allie Johns, of Denton, and great-nephew and niece Gavin Richardson and Emma Hulsey.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Bobbie and W.O Richardson, of Wortham.

Graveside services will be held at the Tehuacana Cemetery on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. Funeral arrangements by Corley-Porter Funeral Home, of Mexia.

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