Paula Ann Wilson, 78, of Colfax, died on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. The family will hold a private funeral service at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colfax, with burial at Colfax Cemetery, due to group gathering restrictions at this time. Memorials may be directed to the Backpack Fund for Colfax-Mingo students. Please leave condolences for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
Paula was the daughter of Gino and Katherine (Radosevich) Fiori, born on April 29, 1942, in Des Moines. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Des Moines (the school later merged with Dowling Catholic High School). On May 2, 1964, Paula married Harold "Bud" Wilson. She worked at Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator until 1965. A resident of Colfax since 1968, Paula was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and worked in childcare until 2000.
Those left to honor Paula's memory include her husband, Bud; children, Dr. Brian (Shelly) Wilson, Tim (Tracey) Wilson, Jennifer Wilson (Jim Hoff), and Stephanie (Justin) Wadle; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Terri Stanley. Paula was preceded in death by her parents.
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To the entire Wilson family, I remember sitting with Paula at Brian, Tim, and my brother Jim's Babe Ruth league games. She was always such fun. Mom and I just found out today about your loss. So sorry to hear and hoping that the Angels are holding you all close and giving you comfort.
Harold, I just heard from Virginia thru Val that Paula had passed away. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to lose a loved one...May God be a comfort to you and your family now and in the days ahead. Thinking of you....Barb Moomaw
To Bud and the entire Wilson Family and cousin Terri Ann, We were all saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved spouse and mother/grandmother, and sister. We remember Paula Ann always with her caring and loving smiles so long ago. She will be missed as one of our three oldest cousins in our very large extended family. We know she'll be greeted by not only her dad, my Uncle Gino and her mom, my Aunt Kate, but many of our well-loved family members, who went before her. May your grief pass quickly only to be replaced with all the precious moments and memories.
love and blessings, Bea Vanni
Harold and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. blessings to each of you.. until just now I was unaware that Paula and I celebrated the same birth month... Mine being April 27th 1941.. again I am so sorry for your loss and Harold I can tell you your life will never be the same again...
So sorry Terri and Jennifer! Just know we are thinking of both you and your families during this tough time. Love you both, Jan and George
My condolences. Lifting a prayer for Paula, for her safe return home. RIP. A big hug to you all., Millie
Bud, Brian, Tim, Jennifer, and Stephanie, I am saddened to hear about the passing of your wife/mother. May her love and memories help you through this difficult time. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
We am very sorry to hear of Paula’s passing.
John Hamer and family
Our heart felt sympathies. Paula and Bud always had an open door and looked forward to an occasional visit from the high school friends of Brian and Tim. Might even get a few laughs during the visit while watching Cheers. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Craig and Cathy Wolf
Sending our prayers to the Wilson family.
Sorry to hear of Paula's passing. Our condolence to the family for your loss. You are in our prayers. Dave and Kathy Wolf
Brian and families, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. My memories of your mom would be seeing her and your dad at church. Thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead!🙏
So sorry to hear of the passing of Paula, have many fond memories of her. Thoughts and prayers to Bud and the kids.
So sorry for your loss Bud. Know that you and your family are in our prayers. May God bless you! Ron & Kathy Wilson
Bud and family, so sorry to hear of Paula's passing. We were neighbors for 34 years. Thoughts and prayers to u.
So very sorry to hear of Paula's passing. May God Bless Bud and all the Family.
Linda & Larry Wilson
so sorry to hear of your passing. may God be with your family during this time of sorrow
Jerry and I are so sorry Bud and Family to hear about Paula. We sure remember the fun times we had at sports events cheering our children playing on teams together. Prayers and Hugs
Marianne and me are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to her. Very nice person.
I loved Paula. She and I shared so many memories together at St. Joseph's. Many times I was in her home and shared meals with her family. Our heritage was from the village of Mrkopalj, Yugoslavia and I felt such a close sister-hood to her. To the family, and, especially Jennifer with whom I had been in contact in her journey to the Motherland, I send my sympathy and love. God bless. Mary Jo Bates Gamble, Tucson AZ
My sincere condolences. To her family may God be with you all. Trudy Fiori
I remember my older brother taking me with him to go to Cross Jewelry store to pick up the wedding ring on the day they got married to Paula. She was always a good and kind sister-in-law to me and the family. She will also be missed by all of us.
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