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Paula Irene (Bledsoe) Britt

December 14, 1928 — November 2, 2022


Paula Bledsoe Britt, 93, died November 2, 2022, surrounded by family.

Public viewing will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.  Public viewing will also be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Robertson Funeral Directors in Wheeler, Texas, 508 S Canadian St, from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM and again on Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  The funeral service will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Wheeler, Texas. Interment will follow at the Wheeler Cemetery. The funeral service will be live streamed through the Facebook page of the Wheeler and Allison United Methodist Churches.  Local arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.

Paula, the daughter of Lewis and Mary Bledsoe was born in Shamrock, Texas on December 14, 1928. She attended school in Shamrock and Kelton, Texas where she graduated from high school. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a degree in English and a minor in speech.

She married her high school sweetheart, David Britt of Wheeler, and moved to the Britt Ranch where she resided for 65 years. David and Paula reared two sons, Dave Britt, and Lewis Britt. Paula moved to Park Place Towers in Amarillo in 2016.

A vocalist, Paula sang all her life. She directed the Wheeler Methodist Church choir for almost 20 years.

She was a charter member of the High Plains Poetry Chapter, serving twice as its President and over 30 years as State Councilor of the Poetry Society of Texas. She was co-author of “Eve’s Version: 150 Women of the Bible Speak Through Modern Poets.”

Paula was a member and past President of the Thursday Review Club and Wednesday Study Club of Wheeler. She served two years as District President of the Top of Texas District of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Texas Woman’s University honored Paula with the President’s Medallion for Meritorious Service and later with the Outstanding Alumni Award. She received the Texas Panhandle Award for Distinguished Service from West Texas State University and the Golden Nail award from the Amarillo Arts Alliance. The Wheeler Chamber of Commerce designated Paula as its first Woman of the Year. She received numerous awards from both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. She was a life member of the DAR.

Paula taught school for five years. She continued coaching prose and poetry for many years and declared these years pure joy.

David and Paula actively supported Wheeler youth through the Methodist Youth Fellowship. For many years they sponsored an annual trip to the Cotton Bowl or a spring trip to Angel Fire or Red River, NM.

Paula served on the founding board of the Amarillo Ronald McDonald House which enjoyed many years of her support. She was elected to the Wheeler County Hospital association for 10 years, serving twice as president.

Paula shared her resources with countless individuals, programs, and projects. She also gave generously to both students and institutions of learning. These included McMurry, West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, and West Point. Paula was an avid fan of students in Wheeler High School. She followed the athletic teams and just as strongly supported the student’s scholastic endeavors.

Paula was a world traveler and an avid reader. She enjoyed playing bridge.

She loved her Lord and worshiped Him her entire life. Her goal in life was to try to:

Love more than I am loved

Give more than I am given

And forgive more than

I ask to be forgiven.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband David of 62 years, her son Dave, her grandsons Ben Britt and Jeffrey Britt and her sisters Mary Lois Scott and Ila Carol Ball. She is survived by her son Lewis Britt and his wife Jennie of Amarillo; her daughter-in-law Mary Britt and her husband Royce Marion of Wheeler; her three grandchildren, Jake Britt and his wife Ann Marie, Josh Britt and his wife Vanita, and  Thomas Britt; by her three great-grandchildren, Therese, John and Faustina Britt; and a host of friends and relatives whom she treasured.

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Public Viewing Hours

Sunday, November 6, 2022

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 7, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Wheeler First United Methodist Church

704 South Main Street, Wheeler, TX 79096

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