Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Paula Carr Memorial
Paula Carr Memorial

Paula Carr

Paula Carr

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Paula Renee Carr, age 67, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2020 in Sedro-Woolley, WA at home.  She was born June 24, 1953 to Robert “Bob” and Patricia “Patti” (Leonard) Wilcox in Sedro-Woolley, WA.

Paula attended school from K to 12 in Sedro-Woolley, WA and was a cheerleader in high school for the Sedro-Woolley Cubs.  Paula worked in Alaska for two summers as a way to pay for college.  Paula also spent much of her time traveling before settling down in Somerville, NJ where Aaron and Anna were born.

Paula moved to Colorado and, not wanting to ever be far from her kids, started working in the St. Vrain Valley School District as a Health Clerk.  Paula worked for the School District and H&R Block for over 20 years before retiring in 2017.  Paula played softball as often as she could, sometimes playing on three teams at once before a knee injury in her 50’s finally sidelined her.  Paula loved country music and to line dance, which is where she met her husband, Graham.  From this relationship, Paula gained two more daughters, Heather and Jessica.  Paula also had the joy of becoming a Grandma to her three grandchildren, Cassia, Uriah, and Lela.

Traveling was one of Paula’s favorite past times, taking multiple trips around the world.  She visited Sedro-Woolley often, Alaska, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Ireland, England to see Abbey Road, Morocco, and her retirement home in Portrero, Costa Rica.  No matter where Paula traveled, she made instant friends and made everyone smile.  Paula was a joy to be around and was always happy.

There was nothing Paula enjoyed more than being with her family and friends.  Whether it was hosting early morning breakfasts for her co-workers or beating Graham, Aaron, and Anna at Gin Rummy at the dinner table, Paula was always the life of the party.

Paula is survived by her husband, Graham Anthony Carr of Sedro-Woolley; children, Anna Brunn (Fiancé, John Crook), Aaron (Mallory Hochwender) Brunn, Jessica Ann Carr, Heather Marie Carr; grandchildren, Cassia, Uriah and Lela; sister, Cynthia (Randy) Walters; brother in law, Jon Skogmo; nephews, Ryan, Robert, J. R. Walters and Troy Skogmo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Patti Wilcox, and sister, Deborah Lynn Skogmo.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Lemley Chapel on Saturday, October 31, 20202 at 10:00 and streamed live on ZOOM, Father Armand Larive presiding.  Share your memories of Paula and sign the online guest register.


  • Diane Harris

    So sorry to hear this. Thank you for always being so kind to me. Paula helped teach us new cheerleaders routines and spent many long hours doing it until we had it right. Paulas sister Debbie and I were cheerleaders together and Debbie was a bridesmaids in my wedding. The Wilcox home was a great place to hang out, never a dull moment. Deepest sympathy to her loved ones. 🙏 RIP Paula.

  • Tina Rexroth

    Dearest Paula, I feel like I came into your life way too late. We still had things to do! We did have some great visits and were able to enjoy Auntie Ree together, what a blessing. I will cherish what memories we did share and will see you in Heaven. I bet it was one hell of a reunion when got to see your Dad, Mom and beautiful sister. I’m grateful for your friendship through the years. To all of Paula’s family, I send you prayers of peace, love and my deepest condolences for this great loss. You were blessed with her existence, if even for a short while. Hugs, Tina Peter’s Rexroth

  • Suesie Kosbab-Farmer

    You were a very kind and pure beautiful soul, you will be missed by all that knew you. REST IN PEACE my friend.

  • Valorie Jensen

    Paula, It was so great catching up with you and meeting Graham. And talking about our love for CR. You will be truly missed my friend. Did know how much you were loved? By everyone that knew you. God bless and keep you ♥️

  • Kathy (Bust) Hanson

    Remembering happy childhood times with Paula, Debbie and Cindy

  • Melvin R Sheldon

    Paula Renee, thank you for many wonderful memories in the 70’s. We were young and the world was looking for you. Your friendship was the best, your love for people was boundless, and your love of family was foremost. We will miss you greatly.