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In loving memory of
Paula Marie Freeman
  • September 26, 1952
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  • December 03, 2022

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Obituary

Paula Marie Freeman, 70, of Windsor Heights, IA, passed away on December 3rd, 2022, in Ormond Beach, FL. A celebration of life will be held at a future date in Iowa.

Paula was born on September 26th, 1952, in Humboldt, Iowa to Harold and Gladys McBurney. In 1958 her beloved best friend and sister Barb was born. Growing up on the family’s century farm provided wonderful experiences that provided them both values that endured through their lives. As an adult, Paula advanced professionally while working for the State of Iowa for 30 years in the Agency now known as Workforce Development before retiring. Many of her lifelong friendships were developed during her career. The most significant of these occurred when Paula met Dick (Richard) Freeman, her future husband. The two shared a loving, fun filled adventurist life from then on. Their marriage took place on New Year’s Eve December 31st, 1998.

Over the years, Paula enjoyed tending to her plants and flowers, home crafts and home decorating for the seasons at her home in Windsor Heights. Paula attended or watched a variety of sporting events. Her favorites were football and NASCAR. Paula was also an avid reader. Often reading as many as two or three novels in a weeks’ time. Dick and Paula established a second home in Ormond Beach and spent many months there during each year enjoying the beach, sharing fun adventures with Florida friends, attending art fairs, and spending time with friends and family visits. When the couple were not in Florida or Iowa they were likely traveling or on a cruise! Paula’s ability to host a party, make beautiful cakes, carve a Halloween pumpkin, and light up a room with her fun jewelry and fashion will be missed. But nothing will be missed more than her smile, positive spirit and ability to make everyone feel loved and welcome. Paula cherished her family and friends, who miss her deeply.

Paula was preceded in death by her mother, father and sister.

Paula is survived by her husband Richard, stepdaughter McKenzie (Victor), stepsons Warren (Tricia) and Spencer and six grandchildren. As well as her niece Megan Hart of Humboldt who was more like a daughter than a niece and her two sons.


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  1. Jean Eichelberger says:
    02 Jan 2023
    Dick,
    I'm so sorry to learn of Paula's death at such a young age but am happy you got to share many years together. Take care and I wish you and your family the best for 2023.

  2. Rick Smith says:
    22 Dec 2022
    What a nice tribute to Paula. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Rick Smith lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:59:42 PM

  4. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    22 Dec 2022
    Thanks Rod and Brenda
    Thanks Rod and Brenda

  5. Billy Joe Hiatt posted an image:
    22 Dec 2022


  6. Lynn Paustian says:
    22 Dec 2022
    I enjoyed working with Paula during my time at Workforce Development. She was supportive of others and thoughtful in doing her work. She will be missed by those close to her.

  7. Maria Kennedy lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:49:10 AM

  8. Rebecca Myers lit a candle:
    21 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 21, 2022 at 12:51:44 PM

  9. Jamie Brown lit a candle:
    21 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 21, 2022 at 12:35:11 PM

  10. Sybil Norman Thompson says:
    21 Dec 2022
    Fond memories of Paula through our youth and high school days . Prayers for peace for all.

  11. Laura Obert says:
    21 Dec 2022
    I was recently thinking about Paula. We were in Rainbow Girls together; she was my installing officer when I was installed as Worthy Advisor. She was always so kind and sweet. I also remember her from our MYF days…many precious memories. Her tribute is a beautiful reflection of her life.

  12. Jim Sayers posted an image:
    21 Dec 2022
    Paula's high school graduation photo. She was a classmate all through high school. God bless you all.
    Paula's high school graduation photo. She was a classmate all through high school. God bless you all.

  13. Elliott Woodbury says:
    21 Dec 2022
    Dick & Family - Paula a hoot, the two of you tops for memories & Freeman hospitality of 60 years from Drake❗️

    Elliott Woodbury
    Maine

  14. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Thanksgiving 2022
    Thanksgiving 2022

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    20 Dec 2022
    Gold jacket hug
    Gold jacket hug

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    20 Dec 2022
    Last Halloween Snow White
    Last Halloween Snow White

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    20 Dec 2022
    State Fair 2022
    State Fair 2022

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    20 Dec 2022
    Riding around Daytona track
    Riding around Daytona track

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    20 Dec 2022
    Former Miss Wool
    Former Miss Wool

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    20 Dec 2022
    With the boys
    With the boys

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    20 Dec 2022
    Last Derby
    Last Derby

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    20 Dec 2022
    Mike& Mike
    Mike& Mike

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    20 Dec 2022
    Eye sore
    Eye sore

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    20 Dec 2022
    Megan St Pats
    Megan St Pats

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    20 Dec 2022
    Iron Horse
    Iron Horse

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    20 Dec 2022
    Lunch with Tim
    Lunch with Tim

  27. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Princess
    Princess

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    20 Dec 2022
    Hats
    Hats

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    20 Dec 2022
    My birthday drinks
    My birthday drinks

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    20 Dec 2022
    Happy Anniversary Past Times
    Happy Anniversary Past Times

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    20 Dec 2022
    Family dinner
    Family dinner

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    20 Dec 2022
    Lunch Saylorville
    Lunch Saylorville

  33. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Mayan Ruins
    Mayan Ruins

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    20 Dec 2022
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday

  35. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Gizmos State Fair
    Gizmos State Fair

  36. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Freeman Family
    Freeman Family

  37. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Kitty
    Kitty

  38. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Cruising
    Cruising

  39. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Last cruise
    Last cruise

  40. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Lobster dinner
    Lobster dinner

  41. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Sneakers
    Sneakers

  42. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Kentucky Derby Sullys
    Kentucky Derby Sullys

  43. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Dinner at Edna and Louise
    Dinner at Edna and Louise

  44. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Irish?
    Irish?

  45. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    More Celtic
    More Celtic

  46. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    More umbrella
    More umbrella

  47. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Elliott and Louise Celtic
    Elliott and Louise Celtic

  48. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Anniversary New Years
    Anniversary New Years

  49. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Anniversary
    Anniversary

  50. Richard Freeman posted an image:
    20 Dec 2022
    Freeman
    Freeman

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