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Paula VanBenschoten Burr


1939 - 2016 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Paula VanBenschoten Burr Obituary
May 22, 1939 - November 28, 2016 Paula Burr, daughter of Frances and William VanBenschoten, sister to Peter VanBenschoten, Karen Lees, and Keetje Berndt, passed away from complications due to pneumonia and lung cancer at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, California on November 28, 2016. She is survived by her children Amy Burr Brawley and Thomas Burr and her grandchild Fiona Brawley. Born in 1939 in Mt. Kisco, New York, Paula moved to Los Angeles with her family at the age of five. She attended University High School, UCSB and UCLA. She taught 3rd Grade before her 7 year marriage to Tom Burr. She worked in television production for over 2 decades as an Assistant Director on long running sitcoms and award shows. She is remembered by the constant joy and wonder in her voice, and the gentle tenacity behind her irresistibly gleeful smile. Memorial service: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 1:00pm in the main chapel of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica. Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2016
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