Paula Doster

July 22, 1949December 5, 2018

Paula Faye Reeder Doster, daughter of the late Sammy and Faye Reeder, was born July 22nd, 1949 in Louisiana. Paula Faye attended the public schools of Harlingen ISD and graduated from Harlingen High School. She was faithful member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

She was united in holy matrimony to her surviving husband, Captain John T. Doster in 1996.

Though Paula Faye did spend some time living outside the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen was her home. After her father Sammy passed away and left Sammy’s Red Barn, she decided then to pursue a career with KGBT Channel 4 where she retired from shortly after marrying Captain Doster.

After retiring, Paula Faye and John lived life to the fullest enjoying their time together and time with close friends. She will be missed dearly. A small memorial service for close friends and family will be held at St. Albans Chapel on Saturday, December 15th at 1 pm.


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Jan Nesmith

December 14, 2018

So sorry for your loss, Paula loved you dearly. She was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed. God Bless Jan Nesmith

Madeleine Spangler

December 13, 2018

Paula Faye was a friend and schoolmate of mine and my husband, Mike Spangler. My Daddy and her Daddy were great friends. She was also a gracious hostess manager when she took over Sammy's after her father's death. We all went our separate ways after all of that, and we are sorry to hear of her passing. So sorry for your loss. Words cannot heal but they can help you get through your grief knowing she was loved. God bless you during this time. Madeleine Gilbert Spangler

Jerry Williams

December 13, 2018

John. I am saddened to hear of Paula's passing. Condolences in your time of grief. I'm sure you have lots of wonderful memories to think back on and treasure. We all have fond memories of Paula at school, at Sammy's and just running into here and there. God bless you and bring you comfort. Jerry

Kathleen Shipley Price

December 12, 2018

I went To HS with Paula - she was the sweetest girl - always had a smile and hello for everyone- she was just nice - so sorry to hear she had passed - she and her family are in my prayers.

Mimi Willmann

December 12, 2018

PF was an important part of our family years ago I am just sick I can’t be there for the memorial! I will be thinking of you.
I’ve thought of her so much since her sweet note when Ernie passed away. I was already back in New Braunfels when I saw it or I would’ve gone out to see her. I started to pick up the phone so many times but didn’t. I’m kicking myself now!
My thoughts and prayers are with you John! I know you two were made fir each other! Thank you for making her so happy!
I said I guess Ernie went ahead of me to make sure everything will be perfect for me and now I know PF is there letting him know!! ❤️
Love, thoughts, and prayer!