PAULA MIKAL

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Mass of Christian Burial for Paula Mikal, 35 year old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly at her home early Tuesday morning following a lengthy illness, will be celebrated Friday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. A vigil service will be held and Rosary recited from the Catholic Church on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held. Donations in Paula’s memory may be made to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the St. Francis Animal Shelter or your local Humane Society in care of the Adams Funeral Home who are in charge of all arrangements.

Paula is special. No, much more than that. She is one of a kind. Happy, loving, at ease with herself. She laughs, she cries, she has dreams, disappointments and victories. Paula is pretty. No. Paula is beautiful. She shines with an inner glow that lights the space around her. Her laughter lifts hearts and chases away life’s dark shadows. Paula has cancer. Yes, but that doesn’t change who she is – or Whose she is. Paula is God’s and He is the light that shines in her. He will never forsake her, nor she Him. Paula does with ease what He asks of all of us. She loves like a child. Thank you , God, for the gift and example of this, Your child, in our lives - By Sandy Gray

Paula Marie Mikal is survived by her parents, Jude and Paula Mikal of Buffalo; two brothers, Jude Mikal and his wife Kathryn of Santa Barbara, California and Chris Mikal of Buffalo; one sister Katie Tweltridge and her husband Ryan of Sacramento, California; three nephews, Benjamin and Zachary Tweltridge of Sacramento and Hugh Mikal of Santa Barbara, California; one niece Maeve Mikal also of Santa Barbara and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.