Paula Eileen Sieber

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Paula Eileen Sieber

July 28, 1960 - November 01, 2018

Paula Eileen Sieber Paula Eileen Sieber, beloved wife, mother, sister-in-law, co-worker and friend, joined the Lord November 1st, 2018. She passed away at home with her family at her side following a lengthy and heroic battle with cancer.
Born July 28, 1960, Paula was the only child of Bill Pat and Shirley Joyce Pool of Fairview, Oklahoma. She was baptized at the Fairview Baptist Church in 1967.
Paula was a lifelong learner and world traveler. She met her husband, Joseph Lee Sieber, in college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) and was married 29 January, 1983.
This began ten years of "Army" life, including 15 countries, five assignments, many deployments, and three children! A memorable moment was being in Berlin when the Berlin Wall fell and hurting an East German Stasi Agent's foot when he tried to kidnap her.
They moved to Oklahoma and civilian life in 1990. Paula put her foot down! No more moving!
Her children, Joseph K., Jamie, and Jennifer, are now Engineers and a Scientist respectively and are all successful in their lives. This is all due to Paula's unbending will to impress on them to do your very best.
Paula was the Salvation Army's Division Commander's Executive Secretary. She loved the chance to mix her religious beliefs, her work, and her need to help others all in one place. Paula truly loved her job with the Salvation Army!
Paula served as the president for the James L. Dennis PTA, the president of the Parent Teacher Organization of the Oklahoma School of Science and Math, the president of the Officer Wives Club in Mannheim, Germany, the president and later secretary of the Oklahoma City Auto Patch Association (Ham Radio).
In the last year, Paula was awarded her Bachelors of Science Degree from OSU, The National A1 Operator Award and the Wouff Hong Award from the American Radio Relay League.
Paula's husband Joe retired from the Army as a colonel one month before she was diagnosed with cancer. During that month of July 2016, they had a wonderful vacation to Philadelphia.
The next month, Joe, Paula, and their Schipperke dog, "Duke," worked together with family, friends, and the latest medical advancements to do whatever was possible for Paula.
Paula, "aka" AD5VL, was a Volunteer Examiner of Amateur (Ham) Radio. A memorable moment was when she transmitted world-wide for four hours from the W1AW ARRL Headquarters Radio Station in Newington, Connecticut.
She drove herself to have a full and successful life. She never forgot her upbringing and firm belief in God as well as selflessly helping others.
She enjoyed "ham" radio and the people in it for their friendship, support and camaraderie.
In true Native Oklahoman fashion, her last family meal was barbecue.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Henry J. and Irene Lena Koehn, nee' Johnson; Earl Pat and Sophia Pearl Pool nee' Witte.
She is survived by her parents, Bill Pat Pool and Shirley Joyce Pool Shaklee; her husband of 35 years, Joseph Lee Sieber; her son, Joseph Koehn Sieber; her daughters, Jamie Nicole Letzig and Jennifer Marie Sieber, and their husbands Brian Jeremy Letzig and Jackson Lyall Autrey, respectively; and her dog, Duke. She will be missed.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Bill Merritt Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, send any donations to the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS).
The funeral will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 2808 SE 44th Street, Oklahoma City, on Saturday, November 10th at 10 a.m.
Published on November 3, 2018
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Beau Smith
Nov 05, 2018
I didn't know Paula well, but being born and raised in Fairview, I did know her when she was lots younger, as well as her parents. Prayers for family and friends in her passing that you find comfort in memories and solace in the fact she is no longer in any pain. Prayers for her mom and dad for sure!!
Carol Miller
Nov 05, 2018
Paula reached out to us about a year ago. Knew her through the church where we were both members. Sorry to hear of her passing.
Stan Bradley KS5B
Nov 04, 2018
Paula was very well liked by everybody. She always had a smile and kind words to say. She was an encourager to many. I will always remember her as a wonderful person who enjoyed radio and sharing the word of the Lord. she will be missed at the Oklahoma Memorial Marathon activities. I will look forward to seeing her in the presents of the Lord.

May God grant peace to Joe and their children.
Gary Renfrow, KE5EQU
Nov 04, 2018
Paula was such an incredible person. I became acquainted with Paula through Amateur Radio, and worked with her on many occasions, especially the OKC Memorial Marathon. I will always remember her beautiful smile and positive outlook. RIP, my friend. You will always have a place in my heart.