Welcome to Paula's Memorial Page

I am setting this little website up to help those interested in perhaps attending or participating in a memorial service/celebration of life for my late wife Paula (Paula Kay Johnson > ... > Paula Johnson Ross, or in otherwise commemorating her life and grieving her death. The latest plans, centering on the afternoon of August 14, are detailed (a work in progress) on this page

Paula was born at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington, USA, on March 15, 1954. She died at home in Skyway, King County, Washington, USA, on January 16, 2021, aged 66. The cause of death on the Death Certificate is stated to have been choking on food. Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Grace Johnson, and by other beloved relatives. She was survived by her husband, me, Leland Bryant Ross, by her ex-husbands, Charles Zmijewski and Steve ..., by her son Robert Zmijewski and grandchildren Isaac Jones and Isabella Zmijewski, her daughter Mischa Zmijewski, her brother Rod Johnson and sister-in-law Phyllis Johnson, her sister Tracey Johnson, and other relatives and friends too numerous to enumerate.

Here's an iconic Paula image, "PJ @ JP":

The global coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21 has made it thus far impractical to arrange a memorial service/celebration of life for Paula. Please feel free to comment (once I get a system installed for that) here or on Facebook about any aspect of this. Eventually an in-person service will certainly be held, probably at Seattle's Japanese Baptist Church, where she and I were married in 2003, and where she held membership through much of our seventeen years of married life. (She transferred her membership to my church, Fremont Baptist, for awhile, but then transferred back to JBC.)

Thank you for visiting, for loving Paula (assuming you did), and for doing what you can to help remember her properly.

Leland Bryant Ross
Easter Monday, April 5, 2021