Paula Dray

March 2, 1969March 17, 2013
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Beloved Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin, Auntie, and Friend.

Paula enjoyed living in Redondo Beach, walking and biking the Strand with her husband Jim. They also shared a love for SCUBA, camping, hiking, and road trips in the Porsche. On their honeymoon in Jamaica, Paula and Jim ate dinner in someone’s garage. Resorts and SCUBA in Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico were more to her taste.

Paula and Jim’s favorite getaway was Las Vegas where they would walk the Strip and casinos to people watch. In between, they relaxed, watching TV in their suite.

Paula raised two children who are now young adults. Sean lives in Thousand Oaks, California. Nicole lives in Redondo Beach with Jim.

Paula loved her friends dearly and especially enjoyed weekends with the girls.

There was always time to snuggle with Max, Duke and Lucy - the cats.

When she was not petting the cats, she loved to hold babies.

Paula began her nursing career earning her LVN with Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California. She loved to care for her oncology patients but it was difficult and sometimes sad. Patients and their families would thank her for the care she provided with hugs she very much appreciated.

On moving to Redondo Beach, Paula earned her RN and began work with Providence Hospital in San Pedro, California in their Emergency Department - a very busy place. After a stint working a computing system implementation, Paula moved back to the Emergency Department at Providence Hospital in Torrance, California. Paula loved to help patients in stress. In turn, she received and loved the thank you notes they sent. Paula made friends wherever she was.

Paula’s passing creates a void in our lives and in our hearts that cannot be filled.

Paula, we love you and miss you and feel you are resting in a better place free of pain and worry.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 23, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013

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Shawn Morehouse

April 13, 2014

Even today I am still shocked that you are gone, Jim and your lovely grown children are in my prayers. Every time I look at Sophie, our cat I think of you too. Much too soon gone from this place but you are with The Lord and pain free

Shannon Boll

December 31, 2013

I am very shocked and saddened by hearing of Paula's passing. She was an amazing person. I knew her for a short time and loved her right away. I am so sorry to her family. Sean, and Nicole..I hope you are okay. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you are okay too Jim. Love Shannon.

Jim Adlhoch

April 2, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Paula's passing. Our sincere and deepest sympathies and condolences go out to your families as you seek to find peace and solace.

Richard Mathias

March 23, 2013

To Jimbo, Nicole, Sean and Family,
All of LATX, Patti & are deeply saddened by the loss of your sweetheart, Jim, and loving mother, Nicole & Sean. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Richard & Patti

Lynn Eyres

March 23, 2013

I wont be able to make it to the funeral today, but I wanted to send my sincere condolences to you, Jim, and to your families. Her colleagues at San Pedro ER were all very shocked and saddened at her passing. May you find peace and comfort in these difficult times.

Shawn Morehouse

March 22, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Paula was an amazing person and warmed everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.

Jeff Messenger

March 22, 2013

Love you Jimbo! In all the years we have known each other, I have never seen you more happier and complete than after the day you met Paula. She changed your life so much! I always enjoyed the photo updates of you two traveling around and enjoying life. It seems that you two did that a lot! You two enjoyed life and shared more in the years you had together than most couples do in a lifetime. She will truly be missed.

Bill and Karen Cleveland

March 22, 2013

My heart aches for your family. Loss is part of life and puts us all in touch with how important relationships are over all else. We love you Jim and your family and will help you carry the load. You are not alone.

keli foley

March 22, 2013

Love and prayers to your family - I lovely angel gone too soon. I wish you comfort in your memories - Keli Foley, Ed's youngest daughter in Portland ORE

Denise Lavell

March 22, 2013

I loved her very much and I will miss her. She was a wonderful and caring friend. My love and prayers are with all of you.