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Paula Jean Lake

March 12, 1952 — November 2, 2020

Paula Jean Lake, age 68, of Mercedes, Texas passed away unexpectedly on November 2, 2020 in Weslaco, Texas.

No memorial services are planned at this time, but her remains will be returned to Iowa for interment.

Paula was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Paul and June Vifian on March 12th, 1952. She went to school in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Cedar Rapids HS. She married Michael Lake on June 28th, 1991 in Adel, Iowa. She worked as a Production Employee/Supervisor for Selectivend, a Wittern Company, for nearly 10 years, before moving on to a career in Food Service. Her career advanced her to the position of Food Service Manager for AIB College in Des Moines where she retired.

Paula is preceded in death by her parents (Paul and June), a sister (Kerry), step-son Matthew Lake, and grandson Gavin Miller.

Paula is survived by husband, Michael, son Marshall (Ivy) Miller, son Mason (Angie) Miller, step-daughter Heather (Mike) Reyes, step-son Mitchell (Sarah) Lake, and Grandchildren; Cameron Lockyear, Jackson Reyes, Megan (Brent) Scott, Kylee Miller, Ethan Miller, Lauren Lake, Derek Miller, Caiden Miller, Emma Miller, Emery Lake, and Miles Lake, Marilyn Scott, Mollie Scott, and Anna Scott.

Paula enjoyed many things in her life, from traveling throughout the World to a recent gift and talent with stained glass. Her last glass creation is on her craft bench awaiting final finishing touches. She loved our children and grandchildren and we know they’ll miss her dearly. Paula was very fond of her pets and particularly Giant Schnauzers. Hans and Riese were 13 and 14 before passing, Garth was lost in 2018 to a house fire, Marmaduke was a miniature Giant and Dani just went to a foster home in October.

An account has been set up for contributions in lieu of flowers and gifts:
Paula Jean Lake Memorial at The Heart of Texas Giant Schnauzer Rescue, 1502 Summerside, Allen, TX 75002.

Paula’s Family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all of the doctors, nurses, and technicians at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco.
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