Dana Towse-Paulk

December 2, 1956 - March 10, 2017
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Dana Towse-Paulk passed from this life March 10, 2017. She was sixty years old. Dana was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and coworker; she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dana was born in Hutchinson, Kansas and moved with her family to Houston when she was six years old. At the age of fifteen she met the love of her life, Terry Lee Paulk, who was by her side as she peacefully passed away in Galveston, TX. She is also survived by her two loving sons and daughter-in-laws, Ryan and Sarah Paulk and Charlie and Lorissa Paulk. Her grandchildren, Sydney, Beau and August Paulk, were the light of her life and she will always be a part of them. Her brother, Phillip Towse, and sisters, Kathryn Towse and Lynnette Caldwell, also will carry on her legacy. Dana was preceded in death by her parents Duane and Audene Towse.

Dana graduated from James Madison high school in 1975 and then went on to obtain an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child Development from Stephen F. Austin University. As a young mother and 4th grade teacher Dana worked diligently toward her goal of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. She reached that goal and earned a Master of Education in Counseling from Sam Houston State University. Starting in 1998, Mrs. TP (as many of her loving students called her) became Lemm Elementary School’s first full time counselor. Her quest to touch as many childrens’ hearts as possible then brought her to Klein ISD’s Early Childhood Intervention Program. In 2011 she returned to Lemm and served the rest of her career there. Her devotion to making a difference in children’s lives was unquestionable.

Aside from spending time with her beloved friends and family, Dana also loved to travel, go to the beach, cook, read, teach, learn, tell stories and spoil her dogs but, most of all, she loved to listen. She loved to listen to music. She loved to listen to her friends and families sharing their stories. And she loved to listen to her students. Dana listened, and then always knew the right the thing to say. Her wise, loving words are most missed at times like these.

There will be a memorial service for friends and family members Wednesday March 22, 2017, at 4:30 pm at St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 14301 Stuebner Airline Rd, Houston, TX 77069. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to The Bridge Over Troubled Waters. http://www.thebridgeovertroubledwaters.org/v2/

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Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time: 4:30 pm -

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church

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14301 Stuebner Airline Rd
Houston, TX 77069

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The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Phone: (713) 472-0753

3811 Allen-Genoa Rd
Pasadena, TX 77504
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Born: December 2, 1956
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Angela Mestre of Studio NiaMoves posted on4/17/17

Dana, RIP. Our thoughts and prayers to your families and friends. I loved the sweetness of your smiles and enjoyed dancing and Yoga with you! Thank you for sharing your love and lights to this community. You will be missed!

 

Jim and Debbie Leiber posted on3/24/17

Dear Terry, We were so sorry to learn about Dana. We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jim and Debbie Leiber

 

Rick Cowart posted on3/23/17

Terry I am so sorry for your loss. I was so very sad to hear of Dana's passing, I remember her as a very special person, always kind to everyone.

 

Carol Sutton Incrapera posted on3/23/17

Dear Towse and Paulk Family, Heart hugs and prayers for all of you as you go through this time of loss. I remember Dana always smiling and saying hello in passing at school. Her tribute embraces her contributions, passion, and love that will be missed by all. I'm glad to have shared a tiny part of her incredible life.

 

Mary Rosilier Krupa posted on3/23/17

Terry I'm so sorry for you and your family. It has been many years since David and I have seen you both. But you both always remained in our hearts and minds. Sending many prayers an love.

 

Margaret Verges Michalopulos posted on3/22/17

Dear Terry, Lynette and family, I was so saddened to hear the news of Dana's passing. I have so many fond memories of her during our days at Dowling Jr. High and Madison High School. She was so well-loved by us all. Her warmth and beauty are something that I will always remember and I will cherish the moments I had with her. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

 

Mary Rosilier Krupa posted on3/22/17

Dear Terry and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Dana. It's been many years since David and I have seen you both,but you both remained dear in our hearts. Sending much love and prayers to the family.

 

Chris & DeDe Massey posted on3/21/17

Phil So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your entire family. Take comfort in knowing she is in a better place.

 

Diane Jan Oaks posted on3/21/17

So very sad to hear of Dana's passing. She was such a joy to be around in high school...always a beautiful, friendly, warm smile. Sending prayers for healing to her family.

 

Jim Stubbs. Madison HS class of 75 posted on3/21/17

I am very saddened to hear of Dana's passing. Her smile and wonderful personality is something I will never forget in our high school years. She is a wonderful person and I know she will be missed by everyone. Condolences to the Towse and Paulk families.

 

Ann Gifford posted on3/20/17

I'm so sad to hear about Dana's passing. It's clear she fulfilled all the promise she showed as a young woman in high school, and made a positive difference in a lot of important ways. May God bless and comfort all of y'all who have lost a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

 

Donna Milson Hammond posted on3/20/17

Dear Terry and Family, I was so very sorry to hear this sad news of Dana's passing. I will always remember her as such a genuinely kind hearted and good person. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family. Respectfully,

 

mary a august posted on3/20/17

Terry will be praying for you and the family, comfort to both. Will miss her, had not talked her in a long time, but my memories will always be there, her smile was beautiful which had those deep dimples come out.

 

mary a august (sailor) posted on3/20/17

Dear Dana, It is difficult sometimes to input when you have not spoken to one in so long. I have the beautiful memories from school and will miss any picture of your smile, that showed those deep dimples. Terry God Bless and with your children every moment.

 

Ron Bangle posted on3/20/17

She was a big part of what made HS a fun experience for me. She just had a beautiful way about her. I remember her telling me she was born in Kansas, not far from our home. As part of the yearbook staff she tried to capture everyone in the genuine experience of our youth. I have not seen her since graduation but I like so many of our Madison classmates feel this loss. Prayers of comfort for Terry and family entire! Rest in peace dear Dana!

 

Donna Fruge posted on3/20/17

Devastating news....Dana was always full of life and had a smile and warm spirit like no other. Even though we lost touch through the years, it has not diminished the fond memories I have of our teenage youth! I will not be able to attend the service but know I will be there in heart and soul with prayers for Terry, Ryan, Charlie and all the family. Donna Treasure Fruge'

 

Dicky Rayzor posted on3/20/17

Phil, so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. You are in our thoughts and send our prayers for peace in this difficult time. Dicky & Val Rayzor

 

Sharon (Beaubouef) Reed posted on3/20/17

Dana and I graduated from high school together. She was such a warm and lovely person to everyone she met. My deepest sympathy and prayers for Terry and her family.

 

Cameron posted on3/19/17

Mrs. Tp. Was a great counselor and my best friend. I will always cherish her and in everything she did.- Cameron rohlmeier

 

Mimi Voetter Andersen posted on3/19/17

Terry, Steve and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Dana. She truly was one of the kindest and sweetest people I ever met. My heart breaks for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you, Ryan, Charlie, and the rest of your family. Love, Mimi and Steve

 

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