Paula Kay Webber Bryant, age 77, left this earthly life on May 22, 2017 in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born November 12, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Myrtle “Irene” Webber. In her youth, Paula enjoyed playing basketball, volleyball, and tennis. She also enjoyed bowling and playing the coronet, and won many trophies for all of these endeavors. Paula was well-known for her love of children and sunny, engaging personality. In her early twenties, Paula decided she had had enough of the cold Michigan winters and moved to San Francisco, California. While there, she met and fell in love with James Wesley Bryant. They were married in Michigan on March 20, 1965. They were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple in 1986. She and Jim spent many years in Scottsdale, Arizona. They relocated to Washington, Utah in their later years. Due to declining health, they moved to an assisted living facility in Gilbert, Arizona in 2012. Following Jim’s death, Paula’s days were brightened by outings and visits with her beloved son, Ron.
Paula is survived by her son Ronald C. Bryant of Mesa, Arizona; her brother Charles (Joyce) Webber of Green Valley, Arizona; grandchildren Colter, Sara, and Thomas Bryant; sister-in-law Lynn Bryant; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her husband James Wesley Bryant, her parents, and brother-and-sister-in-laws Kay and Arleen Bryant, Harold and Joyce Bryant, Dern and Ruthell Bryant, and Jerry Bryant.
Memorial Service will be held to honor this remarkable, much-adored woman on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W, Cedar City, Utah). A viewing will be held prior from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.