Obituary of Linda Lee Paul
On January 9, loving and elegant mother, wife, sister, grandmother, friend and international artist, Linda Lee (Foster) Paul passed away after a major stroke. Linda was born on August 28, 1945, in Portland, Oregon. She spent much of her life in the Pacific Northwest where she attended Rainier Beach High School and Washington State University, raised a family, and found her calling as an artist. The same love of nature that inspired Linda to become an artist also led her to develop her passions for skiing, sailing and gardening. To share her passions with others, Linda was an art teacher and a certified ski instructor for more than 30 years.
Thirteen years ago, Linda started a new adventure in Venice, Florida when she and George Paul moved there and married. In Florida, she rediscovered her love of golf and tennis and found new inspiration for her art. Linda relished this new chapter of her life, creating watercolors, giclée prints and other artwork. She fully embraced her new community, making friends everywhere she went. As Linda’s love of family history blossomed, she discovered Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Colonial Dames of America (CDA). She held various roles with the Myakka Chapter of DAR, including Vice Regent, Membership Chairperson and American Heritage Chairperson. She served as President, First Vice President, Badge Chairperson, and Raffle and Scholarship Chairperson of Chapter XXX of the CDA.
In addition to her work with DAR and CDA, in Florida Linda continued showing her artwork locally and internationally. She has exhibited artwork in Canada, Ireland, Kuwait, Mexico, and throughout the United States.
Linda was an award-winning accomplished artist and a signature member of: Northwest Watercolor Society, Women Painters of Washington, Women Artists of the West, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and Women Contemporary Artists.
Linda cherished her family. She is survived by her husband, George; her daughters, Annette and Alayne Foster; George’s children, Michael Paul and Lisa Stammer (Cory); four grandchildren; brothers, Michael and Phillip Wiseman; sister, Trudi Herrett; and many nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Lee and Joe Wiseman.
A private celebration of life will be held at the Venice Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, January 17. Another memorial service and burial will take place in Seattle at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to (then add ) one of Linda's favorite art venues: