Former Juneau resident Paula Gail Buck, of Meadview, Ariz., died Jan. 14, 2008, in her home after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 60.
Born May 1, 1947, in Riverside, Calif., to James A. Logan and Pauline Logan, she grew up in Corona, Calif., and attended Corona schools. She later attended and graduated from California Baptist College.
She won many awards in college and was selected to have her name published in "Who's Who In American College Women."
She began her teaching career teaching second grade at Jurupa Elementary School. She then married Roger Buck, of Juneau, on Nov. 26, 1971. They returned to Juneau where she began teaching school at Harborview Elementary School, then transferring to Glacier Valley Elementary School.
She and her husband built a cabin in Gustavus, where they spent many pleasant summers fishing, hiking, picking strawberries along the beaches and watching bear and moose go by their cabin window.
She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God church and later the Douglas Island Bible Church. Family members said she loved God with all her heart and was always willing to help in anything that was asked of her. She loved to teach children Sunday school class and sing in the church choir, they said.
Her special interests were enjoying all outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, playing softball, racquet ball and boating. But most of all, her interests centered on her family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and children.
According to her family, her faith was her life, and her family was her joy. Words could never come close to describing how much her husband and children will miss her, they said.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Logan; and mother, Pauline Logan.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Buck, of Meadview; two daughters, Kristalena Sauls and her husband, Matt, of Redlands, Calif., and Steffany Buck, of Kalispell, Mont.; and grandchildren, Jacob and Kara Sauls.
Memorial services will be Jan. 26 at the Meadview Community Church in Meadview. Internment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman, Ariz. The Sutton Memorial Funeral Home in Kingman is making the funeral arrangements.