June 14, 1952 ~ September 28, 2021

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Paula Renee Atchison, 69, passed away September 28, 2021. Survived by husband, Daniel Atchison; daughter, Rachel (Darrick) Arellano; son, Eric (Kelly) Atchison; grandchildren, Brittney and Daven Arellano, Alyssa Barros, Jaelee Atchison, Marissa Atchison, Mia Rae Atchison, and Asher Atchison; great-grandchildren, Liam Otero, Luna Barros, and Leiliana Rivera; sisters, Wanda Keith, Kathy (Rick) Pavol and Janice (Lynn) Murray; and brother-in-law, Elliott Milam. Preceded in death by parents, Ted and Maxine Richardson; brothers, Johnny Richardson and Robert Richardson; and sister, Glenda Milam. Paula was born June 14, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo. at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She retired from Southern Colorado Clinic – Our precious Mema was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Paula’s joy was her family and creating memories with her husband Dan of 51 years and her beautiful grandchildren. She loved playing cards with her sisters and daughter, Rachel. She enjoyed walks at the Riverwalk, cooking for her family and baking her delicious brownies everyone loved. Mema loved the peace of rocking chairs, especially when she had one of her babies in her arms, she loved going for a drive to see the beautiful colors of the changing of the leaves on the trees, and enjoyed going to church and living for the Lord. Her unconditional love, compassion, kindness and devotion will always be remembered and cherished in our hearts forever. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd.


Memorial Service: October 6, 2021 2:00 pm

Family Worship Center
3800 Parker Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81008


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  1. Danny, we are stunned to read of Paula’s Homegoing. We absolutely did not know, I saw you in Walmart shopping a couple of days ago…alone. I thought then it was strange not to see Paula by your side. We both hold Paula so dear, and have so many wonderful memories of her and her beautiful soft voice as she sang so many solos at Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Her rewards are many in Heaven we are sure. We are now praying God will surround you and the family with His Peace during this difficult time…with the marvelous hope and knowledge we will see her again. With all our love, Mannon and Sandy (&Tobi) Lukehart.

  2. CandleImagePaula was the sweetest person. She was my supervisor at Southern Colorado Clinic. She always listened to you and if you needed help, she would do her best to help you. I remember she loved going to Cripple Creek, and she loved Danny and her kids unconditionally. Bless you Paula and all of your family.

  3. Danny and Family, Paula was a very treasured friend we thought the world of her. So many wonderful memories of her from riding the school bus with her to our chats and emails about our mutual lupus an all the visits in between . She was always so cheerful and kind with her concerns checking on me when she had so many issues of her own. She was such a special person. Our prayers to your family. Jim and Esther Spradlin

  4. Paula was such a caring, loving, genuine woman. She was always concerned about how I was doing and checked on me quite often. I will miss those times.
    Dan, Rachel, Eric, Kelly and all. God bless you. Hold those precious memories close.
    Rest well my friend. See you again.

  5. CandleImageMy sweet aunt! You were very special to me and I always looked forward to seeing you at family functions and you always kept up with me and my children. You will be deeply missed.

  6. Paula always smiling giving hugs. Prayer warrior. A great example of a woman of God. When we hugged I didn’t want to let go. So much comfort in your arms. You and Dan brought so much to our group. Hope and success! I miss you deeply. Until that grand reunion. I love you!

  7. CandleImageI love you sweet friend. Danny hang on tight to your wonderful kids and family. They will help you remember all the wonderful memories with Paula. I’m sure there are many. Our thoughts are always with you. Love Rick and Bonnie

  8. CandleImageWhat a beautiful lady.
    We will miss you in our wednesday night group. You were such a good prayer warrior for our kids.
    Even while you were going thru one of your last surgeries, you took the time to text me, to make sure i was ok after my foot surgery, and let me know you were still praying for Erica.
    What a blessing….

  9. Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family Rachel💐Hita,words are not enough at a time like this. May God give you the strength that you need during this journey of celebrating your Mom. She was so precious to everyone. Tio John and I love you and all your Family so very very much💕

  10. Sending condolences and prayers to you and all your family Rachel. Hita, Words don’t seem enough at a time like this. Your mother was so precious to everyone. May God give you the strength every day on this journey. Uncle John and I love you all so very very much💕

  11. Auntie Paula I will miss you always. I’m so thankful to have so many wpnderful memories with you. Be at peace. Until we meet again. Love you.

  12. Mom I’m not sure how I’m supposed to move forward without you. But I know you wouldn’t want me to willow in sorrow. I will miss you forever. Our good morning texts our daily conversations after I would get off work. I’m already missing everything about you. Rest in our saviors arm mom. See you again someday

    • CandleImageHi Rachel—my name is Joee lynn Pardee — I am so sorry for your loss!! I will keep you and your beautiful family in my prayers!! Your mother was a very beautiful person, she showed me kindness and I know she is in heaven with our savior!!!!

  13. CandleImageMema, the unconditional love and forgiveness you’ve shown me the past 11 years is the most valuable and beautiful gift you could ever give me. You are truly the best grandmother and mother-in-law I could ever pray for. Thank you for being a pillar for this family and I promise to take care of your son and exemplify everything you’ve taught me. I love you more than I have ever told you…..

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