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Paula Kay Gambill
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  • Arthritis Foundation - Michigan Chapter
    1050 Wilshire Drive - Suite 302
    Troy, MI 48084

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“Paula was a cousin whom I graduated with from East Detroit High School in 1965. We spent many summers together at our Grand Parents in Unionville and...Read More »
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“Paula was my dear cousin and summertime babysitter during my youth. My friends and I weren't always the best behaved kids but she kept us in line. ...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Anne Kinkella - Meridianville, AL

“Paula was a dear friend and neighbor for 38 years. She was a kind, loving and honest person. She made me laugh and her heart was genuine. She will...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Kathy Zyrek - Warren, MI - Friend

“Paulie, my dear sweet friend. I am going to miss you so. May you now Be at peace. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Elaine Ellis


Paula Kay Gambill, age 71 of Fraser, died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. She was born November 2, 1947 in Detroit, daughter of the late Roy Alfred and the late Rosalyn Marie (nee: Cotten) Causley.

While her main focus and greatest efforts were those as a homemaker and Mom for her two precious daughters, Paula was also part of the workforce outside of the home as a receptionist in the healthcare field. It was a perfect fit for this lady with an incredibly caring & compassionate heart,…the kind of lady who would do anything for anyone. As her daughter shared, "she would give you the last dollar in her account, then apologize for not having more." So being the first face on the frontline to the public, Paula exuded a comforting spirit that brought ease and peace to countless hearts throughout her career experience.

When the responsibilities of work and home were attended to and she had time for a little fun, Paula always found great joy and entertainment in playing board games and doing crafts with family and friends. She could spend many hours in the throes of competition, but really just enjoyed the presence and company of those who enveloped her heart. And these same people were also her welcomed companions each time Paula headed out on the town for a meal. She loved eating out and sharing the pleasures that dining with others afforded. There was also something wonderful in having others prepare her food, then watching your plate being taken away with no dishes to do. Woo-Hoo!

When it came to the pastimes she enjoyed on her own, Paula was known for her love of reading,…especially when it came to one of her favorite genres, mystery novels. Possessing a bit of an inner sleuth, working her way through each book helped to hone her investigative mind and sharpness. When she sought a quiet and peaceful moment in time, it was often achieved in curling up with a good book and getting lost in its pages. Another favorite pastime she enjoyed was watching the various game shows on television that challenged her mind and tickled her intelligence.

Along with all of this, Paula was also quite active in aqua aerobics with her friends. A great source for keeping in shape and maintaining a healthier body, Paula enjoyed both benefits of her physical and emotional well-being,…body management and building on the joys of friendship. Another friendship benefit she enjoyed was traveling with them on vacation, along with her sister Donna on occasion, as they created a plethora of meaningful memories together. And of course, little could match the joy and warmth of sharing Christmas Eve with family,…an annual event that always piqued her anticipative heart. Nothing says love like a family at Christmas, and Paula ate it up immensely!

Family meant the world to Paula, especially her precious grandchildren who were the "beacon of her life." And then there was her extended family, those treasured friends she adored, that made her life so precious and fulfilling. Paula touched a multitude of hearts and souls in her journey this side of Heaven and leaves behind a legacy of love that is sure to be embraced with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Paula was the beloved mother of Rosalyn (John) Zielke and Jessica (Mike) Collins. Loving grandmother of Claire Koger and Brent Koger. Dear sister of the late Ralph Causley, and the late Donna Causley.

A Memorial Visitation for Paula will be held Saturday, February 2nd from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, with a 1:00 pm Celebration of Life Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, are welcomed to the Arthritis Foundation-Michigan Chapter, 1050 Wilshire Drive, Suite 302, Troy, Michigan 48084. (www,arthritis.org)

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