Paula Frances White | Obituary

Paula Frances White, 89, of Issaquah WA died peacefully in her sleep Friday, October 29.

She was born in Spokane, WA on February 12, 1932. She was the only child of Paul and Frances Matson. She attended K-12 in Spokane. After graduating, she attended Washington State University, joined the Pi Phi sorority, and graduated with a BS in nursing. She met the love of her life, Joseph C White, Jr. at WSU and they were married Sept. 1, 1954. She worked as an RN in Spokane until 1956. She and Joe moved to Vancouver, WA, where they raised their family.

Paula enjoyed playing bridge, volunteering for the Republican party, the Seattle Children’s Orthopedic Guild as treasurer, cheering on the Cougars, and raising her family.

In 1979 she became co-owner of Halls Pharmacy with Joe, in Hazel Dell. She had natural business acumen.. In 1990, they retired to Manchester Washington. She moved to Issaquah, WA, in 1996, where she lived for 25 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Diane Lentz of Sammamish, Julie Zimmerman of Wenatchee, and Nancy Omiliak of Bellevue, nine loving grandchildren, one great granddaughter, three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. White, August 6, 1993. Private burial will be at Sunset Lane Cemetery in Port Orchard. A family celebration of life will be held in Issaquah.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seattle Children’s hospital. 4800 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA 98105. Visit for more detailed history.