Paula Fuentes Escalona

Paula Fuentes Escalona

Paula Fuentes Escalona, age 89, of Olney, Texas, died Thursday, February 10, 2022

Rosary will be at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 13, 2022, in the Chapel of Lunn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2022, in the Chapel of Lunn Funeral Home with Father Eugene Nyong, officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.

Paula was born June 26, 1932, in Koerth Texas to the late Natividad Fuentes and Anastacia (Balderas) Fuentes. She married Guadalupe Escalona on September 23, 1950, in Alice, Texas. They moved to Olney in 1967 from Megargel and she was a resident of Olney since that time. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church and belonged to the Altar Society. She was a faithful worker in her church in her younger years. Her family referred to her as “The Energizer Bunny”. Paula loved to sew and made her children’s clothes for many years. She liked to cook and loved working with her plants and could make anything grow. She also liked going to flea markets and browse for antiques. Paula was the family motivator and kept the family together. She lived for her husband and kids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, George Fuentes and Lupe Fuentes; two sisters, Santos Escamilla and Francesca Serna; one daughter, Margarita Escalona; and two sons, Richard Escalona and Raymond Escalona.

Paula is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law: Rita and Rudy Delarosa of Cleveland, North Carolina, San Juana and Ernest Jackson of Graham, Texas, Rachel and Jose Garcia of Olney, Texas and Mary and Ben Hardy of Crystal Springs, Mississippi; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Lydia Escalona of San Angelo, Texas and Lupe and Renee Escalona of San Antonio, Texas; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: St. Theresa Catholic Church c/o Gloria Krueger, 1011 W. Oak Street, Olney, Texas 76374.

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