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Paula Wise Greene of Pleasant Grove Utah returned to her heavenly home on February 28th, 2022. She passed away of natural causes due to multiple comorbidities.
Paula was born on February 10, 1954 to Harold Gene Wise and Marlene Peterson in Ogden, Utah. Paula’s father was a pilot who was killed in an airplane crash, spraying for mosquitos, when she was five. Her mother moved with Paula and her younger brother, Bart Wise, to Stockton, California. There, her mother met and married Neal Howard Lawson Sr. Neal had 3 children: Debbie, Neal, and Eric Lawson. Paula loved spending time with all of her siblings and always had a special place in her heart for them.
As she grew, Paula worked at a fabric store and loved to collect fabric to design and make clothes. She was an excellent seamstress throughout her life. She made wedding gowns, costumes, and clothes and taught many sewing classes. She also enjoyed playing sports, crocheting, swimming, and dancing.
She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where she met Calvin Willis Greene. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 4, 1975 and enjoyed many anniversaries along the coast in Carmel and Monterey thereafter.
Calvin and Paula raised their family largely in the Sacramento, California area. Paula went back to school there and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Development from California State University in 2003. From there, they moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah in 2005.
Paula is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she loved to serve in many different capacities- especially when it came to teaching children and youth. Despite chronic pain and many medical concerns throughout her life, Paula had a positive outlook on life and always smiled.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Calvin, their five children: Holly Frasche, Julia McCauley, Rachel Wigginton, Michael Greene, and Nikki Nielson, and their 15 grandchildren.
An evening viewing will be held Monday, March 7, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 south 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Timpanogos Sixth Ward Chapel, 332 East 500 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 am prior to the services. Interment will be int eh Spanish Fork City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.