Paula Fanning

Paula DeLane Fanning passed away in Arlington, Texas on October 15, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s.

Paula was born on February 15, 1964 in Chanute, Kansas. She was a joy to everyone who met her. She was a loving mother and daughter who loved sports and all animals…especially horses and dogs. She always had a smile on her face and enjoyed life. She was a thoughtful, caring, always putting others first type of person. She could take a dark room and make it shine with her iconic laugh just like her sister’s. She never failed to show lack of effort in anything she did and loved her family to no end. She was the essence of compassion, COMPETITIVENESS, love and happiness. She left a mark in her short time here but will live eternally above with everyone else enjoying each other’s company and there is no doubt in my mind that spoons (card game) will be thrown around in heaven!

Paula was preceded in death by her father Paul Lindblad and sister Cindy Lindblad Moore.

She is survived by her mother Kathy Lindblad, son Aaron Fanning and brother Troy Lindblad.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Paula at 11:00am on November 19 at St. John Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 6007 W Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX 76016. Inurnment will follow at a later date and time at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in Paula’s honor to Guardian Angels Care Home, 3501 Quail Lane, Arlington, TX, 76016.

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  1. CandleImagePaula was such a great person… I’m so glad I had the opportunity to have known her. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  2. CandleImageNot only did I have the pleasure of going to school with Paula, we also worked together at Gunn Jr. High. She was always so much fun to be around. She will definitely be missed!

  3. My most fondest memories of Paula were from Gunn junior high. She was a year older than myself and we were both athletes and I remember the admiration I felt for her and her athletic abilities . The one thing I remember most about her is her smile and infectious joyful personality! My prayers are lifted up to our God, for your family Paula, rest in peace until we meet again!

  4. Dear Paula, my memories are too many to list. Gosh we had some great times. You were one of my favorite people to be with. Always had fun when with you. Oh the stories I could tell. From the Christmas parties to the pool games to the hilarious adventures with Lianna in tow. Oh my word. How could anyone forget you. I have prayed for you the past 3 years every night and I wanted so much to come visit you but was too afraid to do more harm than good. See it seems as though you left and were in your own world so many years ago. And I did not know how to share memories of our adventures w/o causing confusion for you. So yo me you have been gone a long time. But I prayed that all your days were spent with love from your family.Oh boy can’t wait to see you again in Heaven where we can laugh and say boy that was some kind of life and ride. Love you with all my heart.

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