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February 27, 2013

Paula June Hunt

Paula June Hunt  

1934 - 2013

Paula June Hunt, loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, passed away at the home of her daughter in Amarillo,  Texas, on Feb. 22 at the age of 78. Paula was born in  Seattle, Wash., the youngest of four children, to Bernard Paul and  Marie Beall Spiro, and grew up in Sacramento, Calif.

She loved the Lord our God with all her heart, strength and mind and recently fulfilled a dream of going to Israel. Paula went to Rhema Bible College, and  served as a missionary to Africa. She loved ministering to the children  there. She was always thinking about ministry, and she has many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who have also claimed  the Lord as their Savior.

Family was the most important thing to her. Paula was mother to five children and 10 step-children and over a 100 grandchildren and  great-grandchildren, and she sent birthday and Christmas presents to all of them every year. Her passion was teaching Sunday School and Children’s Church.

Wherever she went, she left tracts. She loved cooking, gardening and doing  puzzles.

Paula had an Associate of Arts Degree from Rose State College in Midwest City and was an analyst at Tinker AFB until she retired. While married to Lauren Dewey Mendenhall, Paula moved to Thailand for five years.

While  there, she was very active in “The American Women’s Club” and taught English  to Thai children and was a Boy Scout leader.  

Paula married Howard Hunt on Jan. 10, 1998. They attended  in Stillwater. After she retired, she was the office manager at Kids’ Kingdom for eight years and loved being around the children.

The memorial service will be held at LifeChurch at 1917 N. Country Club Rd. in Stillwater at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents, former husbands and one  brother, Robert Spiro. Paula is survived by one sister, Pearl Simon of  Meridian, Idaho, and one brother, David Spiro of Dallas, Texas; five children, Darrell DeVore and wife Debbie of Claremore, Dennis DeVore and wife Cher of Cookson, Glenn Mendenhall and wife Denesha of Midwest City, Lorna Rogers and husband Larry of Amarillo, Texas, Todd Mendenhall and wife Valerie of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; her stepchildren, Cherlene  Golitz and husband Bud of Poulsbo, Wash., Gary Mendenhall and wife Anne of Sonora, Calif., Bruce Mendenhall and Mark Mendenhall of Santa Clara, Calif., Steven  Mendenhall and wife Richelle of Jacksonville, Fla., Gail Taylor of Mulhall, Keith Hunt and wife Kim of Mulhall, Beverly and husband Joel of Guthrie, Wesley and wife Diana of Mulhall; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; together with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Revelation 14:13: And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

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