Paula Walker

September 26, 1956July 26, 2013
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Paula Alfaro Walker, 56, of Fulton was called to her Heavenly Home on Friday, July 26, 2013. She was born September 26, 1956 in Irapuato, Mexico, the daughter of Tomas Alfaro, Sr. and Enriqueta Montelongo Alfaro.

On September 2, 1978, she was united in marriage to Lemuel Walker in New Bloomfield. He survives at their home.

Paula was a member of the First Assembly of God where she was active in the Women’s Bible Study Group. She had a passion for faith and politics. Paula proudly became a citizen of the United States of America in 2010. She was her son Jonathan’s biggest supporter in his military career.

Along with her husband of nearly 35 years, Paula’s memory will live forever in the hearts of her son, Jonathan Walker of Fulton; brothers, Tomas and Enrique Alfaro of Mexico; sisters, Sofia Teegarden of Tipton and Emilia Alfaro of Mexico; and nieces and nephews, Tomas Ivan Alfaro, Alethia Alfaro Jimenez, Gabriel E. Alfaro, Paulina Alfaro, Tyten and Trent Teegarden, and Moices and Carlos DeLeon, and Luis Daniel Alfaro.

Paula was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the First Assembly of God Church in Fulton with Reverend Mike Haldeman officiating. Interment will follow in the State Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 pm on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton.

In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests donations be made in Paula’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Mo. 65251.


  • Funeral Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Visitstion Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Wanda Hardwick

February 13, 2014

Lem and family, just learned of Paula's passing. During our years of working together at FRDC her friendship meant a lot to me. She was a wonderful spirited woman who loved her family dearly. May your warm memories of her give you comfort as you move forward.

Dale Wilkinson

August 1, 2013

Lem, Jonathan and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you. Paula was always such a wonderful person to work with. I worked with her mostly over the phone but always ended our encounter knowing she cared so much for others. I can not remember a time when I did not feel uplifted after speaking to her. Bless you and yours.

Manuel, Lennie & Victoria Perez

July 31, 2013

Lem & Jonathan,
Remain faithful that she will rise up again on the last day, as promised by the Lord. We keep fun memories of the time Paula spent with us and give thanks to the lord for sending such a nice lady to our lives, that open her hearth and her home to international exchange students and friends, She will be missed and you will stay in our prayers.

John Gibbs

July 30, 2013

Our relationship was limited to that of co-workers at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center, but during my many interactions with Paula she was always helpful and respectful and good at what she did. My condolences to her family members and those who loved her. May the Lord help you bear this burden of sorrow and may you be blessed with many fond memories of Paula.

Charlie Horstmeier

July 30, 2013

Lem, Jonathon and family. I only worked with Paula a short time at FRDC. In that short time, though, I came to love her humor, her friendship and her faith. Joyce and I express our deepest condolence at your loss.
Charlie and Joyce Horstmeier

Stacey Eickhorst

July 30, 2013

Lem, Jonathan and family, I know your pain is enormous right now. Paula was one of the coolest people I've known. Her smile and laugh were just captivating. Her love for God overflowed from her. I could look in her eyes and see the love for her family beam like the sun. Her spunk will be missed for sure. I'm happy for her that she has already run the race and she is in Glory, but so sad for you that such a void was created. We'll see her again one day when we've completed our race. Until then, we will cry with you and lift you up in prayer.

July 30, 2013

Lem, Jonathon, and family so sorry to hear about your loss. Paula was someone who was very passionate about life and her family. She will truly be missed by all who's lives touched hers.
Patti Brendel (Columbia, IL)

Rita French

July 30, 2013

Lem and Jonathan my heart is heavy for you both. Paula was such a beautiful woman inside and out. I missed her so much when she left Higher Education, she was always a breath of fresh air. Heaven has another angel now and a good one at that. God bless you and give you strength to carry on.

Beth Ziehmer

July 29, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Paula was a one-of-a-kind coworker at the Department of Higher Education and will be always remembered for many endearing qualities, not to mention her smile, laughter, and spunkiness. I know that she loved her family very much and I hope that you are comforted by all of the memories. God bless

Cheryl Schroeder

July 29, 2013

The world has lost a wonderful spirit. I loved Paula's spunk; she made work fun. My deepest sympathy to Lem, Jonathon, and all of Paula's family and friends. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.