Paula Jean Negilski 67, of Tucson, AZ passed away February 17, 2013. Paula was born in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota to Charles and Patricia Vandas on January 25, 1946. She attended Sterling High School in Sterling, Colorado and went on to earn a degree in Speech Pathology from Colorado State University. She enjoyed working with other staff members and was a positive role model for her young students. Paula was preceeded in death by her mother Patricia Vandas. She is survived by her father, Dr. Charles Vandas, of Phoenix; sister, Gay Vandas of Phoenix and brother, Jeff Vandas of Elizabeth, Colorado. She has two children; son, Scott Negilski of Tucson and daughter, Patricia Harper of Flagstaff. There are four grandchildren, Travis, Carli, Logan and Tyler who think that Paula was the best grandmother on the planet! Paula's life touched many, many people and she will be missed by all. Services will be held at Calvary Tucson Church, 8725 East Speedway, on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Tucson Church, 8725 East Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85710.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Feb. 22, 2013