Paula Raye (Mohnen) Hinzman died at home peacefully June 20, 2022, in Home. She was 75 years old.
Paula was a strong and caring soul with a terrific sense of humor. She will be remembered and missed by the many people she cared for over her 40-plus year career as a nurse, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend.
She was born in rural South Dakota where she grew up on her family farm. Struck with polio early in life, a long hospital stay as a 6-year-old girl inspired her lifelong calling as a nurse. Once her training was complete, Paula had a taste for adventure. She and her dear friend Elva picked up stakes and moved to Tacoma.
It was here that Paula met Art Hinzman, whom she married in 1969 and with whom she enjoyed 53 years of marriage, raising daughter Beth and son Bill in Home, while she worked in nursing throughout Pierce and Kitsap counties.
She will be missed for her wisecracks, her beautiful baby quilts and sewing, her adventurous spirit, and her loving heart.
Paula is survived by her husband, Art; daughter, Beth Witecki; son, Bill Hinzman (Alicia); and her favorite people — five grandchildren: Jack, Julia, Leigha, Arthur and Brooks.
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