- Local Guide
Paula Kay McGee, 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers, Fla., as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by a tire blowout.
Paula was born on June 24, 1956, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Harry â€śGeneâ€ť 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 Paulaâ€™s fiancĂ©, Jesse Warmack of Punta Gorda, Fla., who suffered numerous injuries from the accident.
Paula was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelorâ€™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.
She loved â€śplaying in the mud,â€ť turning 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 8th Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, 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, in memory of Paula, the family requests that contributions are sent to the Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602 or to the American Legion Riders of Post 110, Attn: Captain Ed Morgan, 3152 Harbor Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.