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Paula Kay Terry

03/10/1960 - 07/23/2022
Service Date: 08/01/2022
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: Paradise Memorial Gardens - 9300 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Interment: Paradise Memorial Gardens

Paula Kay Terry was called home Saturday, July 23rd, 2022. She was born on March 10th, 1960, to the late Shirley and Dick Freeman in Salt Lake City Utah. Paula married Scott Terry in 1978 in the Salt Lake Temple and enjoyed 43 wonderful years together. She was the best friend and confidant to her daughter Lyndsie in addition to being her son Brett’s “favorite girl”. Paula was known for her optimism, kindness, quick wit, and fun sense of humor. She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially fulfilling her role as GaGa to her grandchildren. Paula is survived by her husband Scott, siblings Dixie, Gene, and Kevin, children Brett and Lyndsie, and her grandchildren Ryan and Ethan.

Her graveside ceremony will be held at 1100 AM on Monday, August 1st at the Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. A celebration of life luncheon will follow the graveside ceremony at a nearby location. If interested in sending flowers, please have them delivered to Bunkers Funeral Home at 3529 E University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213 for arrival prior to 0830 on Monday, August 1st (closed Sunday).


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Kathy Freeman Maher

    Sweet cousin Paula, what a joy it was to see you and your sibs again a few years ago. I saw your picture just now and began to cry. You will be missed so much. Have fun in heaven!! 😘💕🙏🏻

  • Tracy Butterfield Marble

    So many memories growing up together in Herriman. Paula was my best friend. So many laughs regarding motorcycles, cars, trucks, sleepovers, toilet papering capers, you name it… we had stories. You will be missed my friend.

  • Love and miss you so much sweet sister. Mom and Dad greeted you with open arms I’m sure! So happy your final resting place is right by my house . I’ll be stopping by often🙏🏼🙏🏼😊

  • Lynne Freeman

    Paula was a beautiful little girl. She was followed by the family dog, Brownie, wherever she went. Her passing is a loss for all who knew her.

  • Cory Jay Hardman

    I had the great pleasure of knowing Paula through our school years and even attended a High School Dance with her many years ago. She was truly one of the kindest funnest girls I ever knew though I haven’t seen her in years she brings back so many lovely memories. My heart goes out to her family. She was such a great person.

  • Corie Mangum Hamilton

    Paula was one of the most kind and thoughtful people I’ve ever known. She was always willing to reach out in friendship to anyone. Loved her so much and will miss her.

  • Gene and Kristy Freeman

    Paula was the very picture of kindness and generosity of spirit. We enjoyed every time we got to spend precious hours with her- usually included much laughter and just joy. She was a very special woman and we love her much!

  • James & Joyce Gilbert

    Scott our thought and prays go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow..
    We were your x neighbors from Sandy UT.
    you and Paula were the best neighbor we ever had .
    we were so sad when Paul called to let us know .
    Paula was a very special lady she will be missed by all.
    Anything we can do please let us know.

  • Hailey Hadean

    Paula was such a sweet friend and co-mom to my children. Our kids grew up together in Draper and practically lived at each of houses . We had so many mom chats and visits and I always knew both her and her husband would always be there for our family if we ever needed anything. I’m so thankful to have shared those wonderful years with her and her family. God bless and so much love to you all. ♥️

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