Paula Eileen Sieber
July 28, 1960 – November 1, 2018
Paula Eileen Sieber, beloved wife, mother, sister-in-law, co-worker and friend, joined the Lord November 1st, 2018. She passed away at home with her family at her side following a lengthy and heroic battle with cancer. Born July 28, 1960, Paula was the only child of Bill Pat and Shirley Joyce Pool of Fairview, Oklahoma. She was baptized at the Fairview Baptist Church in 1967. Paula was a lifelong learner and world traveler. She met her husband, Joseph Lee Sieber, in college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) and was married 29 January, 1983. This began 10 years of “Army” life, including 15 countries, five assignments, many deployments, and three children! A memorable moment was being in Berlin when the Berlin Wall fell and hurting an East German Stasi Agent’s foot when he tried to kidnap her. They moved to Oklahoma and civilian life in 1990. Paula put her foot down! No more moving! Her children, Joseph K., Jamie, and Jennifer, are now Engineers and a Scientist respectively and are all successful in their lives. This is all due to Paula’s unbending will to impress on them to do your very best. Paula was the Salvation Army’s Division Commander’s Executive Secretary. She loved the chance to mix her religious beliefs, her work, and her need to help others all in one place. Paula truly loved her job with the Salvation Army! Paula served as the President for the James L. Dennis PTA, the President of the Parent Teacher Organization of the Oklahoma School of Science and Math, the President of the Officer Wives Club in Mannheim Germany, the President and later Secretary of the Oklahoma City Auto Patch Association (Ham Radio). In the last year, Paula was awarded her Bachelors of Science Degree from OSU, The National A1 Operator Award and the Wouff Hong Award from the American Radio Relay League. Paula’s husband Joe retired from the Army as a Colonel one month before she was diagnosed with cancer. During that month of July 2016, they had a wonderful vacation to Philadelphia. The next month, Joe, Paula, and their Schipperke dog, “Duke” worked together with family, friends, and the latest medical advancements to do whatever was possible for Paula. Paula, “aka” AD5VL, was a Volunteer Examiner of Amateur (Ham) Radio. A memorable moment was when she transmitted world-wide for four hours from the W1AW ARRL Headquarters Radio Station in Newington, Connecticut. She drove herself to have a full and successful life. She never forgot her upbringing and firm belief in God as well as selflessly helping others. She enjoyed “Ham” Radio and the people in it for their friendship, support and camaraderie. In true Native Oklahoman fashion, her last family meal was Barbeque. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Henry J. and Irene Lena Koehn nee’ Johnson, Earl Pat and Sophia Pearl Pool nee’ Witte. She is survived by her parents, Bill Pat Pool and Shirley Joyce Pool Shaklee; her husband of 35 years, Joseph Lee Sieber; her son, Joseph Koehn Sieber; her daughters Jamie Nicole Letzig and Jennifer Marie Sieber, and their husbands Brian Jeremy Letzig and Jackson Lyall Autrey respectively; and her dog, Duke. She will be missed. Visitation will be 4pm-8pm Friday at Bill Merritt Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, send any donations to the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS). The funeral will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 2808 SE 44th Street, on Saturday, November 10th at 10 am.
- Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
Paula Eileen Sieber
November 7, 2018
Where to start...
I've had the pleasure of knowing Paula over 30 years. To be honest, I was a always a little intimidated by her. Very smart and cool as a cucumber!
First memory that came to mind was when Joe's brother Alan and I moved to Germany soon after we got married. Joe & Paula swiftly picked us up in Wiesbaden and took us on a drive along the Rhine River in his Ford LTD station wagon. Driving...oh, lets say 100+ miles per hour on the autobahn, about a cars distance, fear on my face...Paula ever so gently "suggested" Joe not be in such a hurry. Paula's discrete little discussion with Joe calmed my nerves. I don't even know if she knew I heard it.
Seems crazy this is the memory I post, there are so many, but you know what they say about first and early impressions, they stick with you for a lifetime. While we've always lived far from each other, my first impression held true throughout the years...calm, discrete and ever the put together woman.
For me, I saw Paula as fiercely loyal, protective, confident and an exceptional wife and mother.
Paula, I will miss you.
Always in my heart,
November 7, 2018
We are so sad to have lost a good friend and neighbor. She was always there when needed. I especially appreciated her laughing at my corny jokes. She will be missed. Our whole family sends their condolences.
November 6, 2018
My Aunt Paula is so greatly missed by her family and friends. The world needs more people like her, selfless and kind. She was a fighter till the end.
November 2, 2018
Paula was such a wonderful woman. I had the pleasure of working with her at Salvation Army. She was always smiling and helpful, even through her treatments. Prayers for her family.
November 2, 2018
It was a joy to work with Paula for the 8 years I was at The Salvation Army. We ate lunch together weekly and talked about our children, family and other things. She was so proud of her family. I was so sorry to hear about her passing. She was an amazing lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.