Paula Jean Mayeda died Feb. 28 at the age of 52. Mayeda grew up in Westerly, where she attended Ward High School and later attended the University of Alaska Southeast.
She is survived by children Brandy Simons (Ethan) of Rock Island, Ill., Victoria Roberts (Elias Barger) of Juneau, Ashley Roberts (Marty Baker) of Juneau, Daniel Roberts (Marie) of Cromwell, Conn., brothers Steven Durfee (Robin), William Durfee (Rita), Matthew Durfee and Samuel Durfee Jr., sisters Pauline Noyce and Tina Conary, as well as numerous grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Wanda.
Mayeda will be buried during the summer at the Alaska Memorial Park; per her wishes there will be no public service.