Paula K. McGee

Paula Kay McGee, 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., died March 10, 2014, at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, Fla., as the result of a motorcycle accident caused by a tire blowout.

She was born in Punxsutawney, daughter of Harry “Gene” and Gerri (Wagner) McGee.

Surviving are her parents of Altoona; two brothers: Michael and wife, Debbie, of Midlothian, Va., and Steve and wife, Tammy, of Oceanport, N.J.; and Paula’s fiance, Jesse Warmack of Punta Gorda, Fla., who suffered numerous injuries from the accident.

Paula was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, majoring in pottery. She was employed with the state of Florida in the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Port Charlotte, Fla.

Paula loved “playing in the mud” turning the soft, wet clay into pots and vessels, her family and friends, her dog, Sadie, and road trips with the American Legion Riders, who ride for many charitable projects.

A private memorial service will be held at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, at a later date and at the American Legion in Port Charlotte, Fla. Interment will be at Lakelawn Memorial Park in the Punxsutawney area.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that, in memory of Paula, contributions be sent to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602, or the American Legion Riders of Post 110, Attn: Captain Ed Morgan, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.