Paula Roach Obituary (1939 – 2022) – Phoenix, AZ

Paula Ann Roach, 82, of Phoenix, AZ departed this life on July 8, 2022. Paula was born Paula Ann Rusher to Paul W. Rusher and Anna Mae Atkinson on Oct. 29, 1939 in Golconda, Illinois. Paula is survived by her siblings Olivia Story, Robert Rusher; half-siblings Raymond, Jeff, and Dale LaVoy; step-sister Wilma Miller; 5 children, James (Mike), Paul, Steven, Kelly Ward, and William; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Paula was preceded in death by her parents, step father William LaVoy, husband James T. Roach, her daughter Kimberly Manuz, brother Philip Rusher and half-brother Craig LaVoy.

Paula was a graduate of Vienna High School in Vienna, IL. She worked for many years at Honeywell-Sperry in the technology sector. Paula would never pass on the opportunity to travel with devoted friend Jiro Shiroma. She adored her family and there was none more devoted to their grand and great grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at Best Funeral Services, West Valley Chapel. Donations may be made in her name to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Published by Legacy Remembers on Jul. 13, 2022.

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