Paula L. Kresse
August 4, 1954 August 5, 2014

Salem Paula, 60, died Tuesday, August 5 in Salem. She was born in Salem, living all of her life in Oregon throughout the Willamette Valley, including, Woodburn, Stayton, Salem and many years in Aumsville. Paula worked as the New Accounts Manager at Key Bank for 17 years. She later managed bars, including Mr. Ps in Turner, The Bottle Factory in Stayton, also working at the Squeeze Inn in Aumsville. Paula enjoyed arts, crafts and gardening, which she created a memorial garden for her family. She avidly enjoyed planning vacations and traveling, especially to Mexico.

Paula married John Kresse on August 13, 2005 in Aumsville. She is survived by her husband: John of Salem; daughter: Dana Toy of Salem; sister: Linda (Dave) Brown of Salem, Kathy (Ted) Brown of Woodburn, and Julie (Curt) McKinney of McMinnville; 3 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Paula was preceded in death by son-in-law, Ron Toy, and sister, Jackie Arnold.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Pringle Community Center on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2-6 pm. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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