Paula was born to Vern and Denise Martsolf. She was the oldest of two and is survived by her sister Julie Woolner of Salem. Paula married Grant Gaines on August 24th, 1996, and together they raised five children: Courtney Gotwig, Ace Binford, Austin Gaines, Blake Gaines, and Cooper Gaines. Paula had two grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. She did her best to spoil each of them with special gifts, big hugs, and Paula kisses. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts with the kids, visiting local Saturday markets, and outdoor recreation with the family. When she wasn’t spoiling the kids, she loved to visit friends, go dancing, and enjoy life. Paula was a beautiful person; she was truly loved and will be greatly missed.
Memorial services will be held, followed by a Celebration of Life at Glen Otto Park in Troutdale, OR on March 26th at 2:30, 1102 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, OR 97060.