Karen M. Paull

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Karen M. Paull

Karen M. Paull passed away in her Marysville, Washington home on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 after a 27 month battle with cancer. Karen, born to A.C. "Jack" Miller, Jr. and Agnes Miller on May 21, 1945 in Aberdeen, Washington, grew up in Oakville, Washington where she attended high school and established the first of her two businesses following her graduation from DeWhitte's Beauty School.
Along with her husband, Dwayne, Karen moved to California for a time, before returning to Washington where they settled in Marysville in 1976. Three years later, she gave birth to the first of their two children, Terry, who was followed by their daughter, Nicole Harris (Paull) in 1982.
It was at this time that Karen set up her second business, an in-home daycare, which she ran for several years prior to her 20 year food service career with the Marysville School District, where she worked until her retirement in 2010.
Karen, an active mother and contributor to her community, was a member of her children's PTSA, supporter of youth and local sports, and an advisor and mentor to members of the local DeMolay and DeMolay Sorority chapters and to those around Washington, ultimately receiving recognition for her contributions by DeMolay International with the DeMolay Cross of Honor in 2003.
When not feeding the hearts and souls of all she interacted with, she could be found watching sports, playing solitaire, cooking, knitting or crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, "Jack" and Agnes.
Karen's legacy of leadership, love and service is continued by her husband of 47 years, D. Dwayne Paull; son, Terry Paull; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Ben Harris; siblings, A.C. "Cliff" Miller III (Sharon) and Harry "Gene" Miller (Jeanette); numerous nieces; and nephew; and the thousands with whom she interacted.
Celebration of life potlucks will be held for Karen in both Oakville and Marysville, Washington.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Oakville Cemetery, followed immediately by the Oakville Celebration of Life at the Oakville Community center (formerly Oakville Legion Hall) from noon to 4:00 p.m
The Marysville Celebration of Life potluck will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Marysville Masonic Center located at 5th St. and Columbia Ave. in Marysville, WA.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made in Karen's honor to either the Portland Shrine Hospital for Children or the .



Published in The Herald (Everett) on Feb. 23, 2011
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