Paula Annette (Sullens) Dinsmore

September 20, 1947December 31, 2018

Paula Sullens Dinsmore September 20, 1947 – December 31, 2018

Paula was born in Breese, Illinois to parents Cecil & Hazel (Loe) Sullens. The family moved to Oregon in February 1959. Paula graduated from North Salem High School in 1964. She married Melvin Dinsmore in 1970 and together they had two children. Paula held many jobs including fast food, Sears, and different positions in the banking industry until an early retirement due to declining health issues. Paula made friends easily and never knew the word ‘stranger’. She was always there to care and comfort others. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul church serving in many capacities including Eucharistic minister, Church Council, RCIA team member, school advocate and volunteer. Paula is survived by daughter Debbie Hidalgo (Mark) of Albany, OR; son Dennis Dinsmore of Phoenix, AZ; her much loved granddaughters Emilly and Hanna, brother James Sullens (Marilyn); sister Mary Schneider (Allan) both of Salem. She left behind several nieces and nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents; her step-father Clarence Prange and sister Dola Weathers. We lost our incredible much loved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Heaven gained another angel.


  • Rosary Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2019

Paula Annette (Sullens) Dinsmore

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