Paula MeadowsPaula Meadows
November 3, 1934 – November 30, 2018

Paula Meadows, age 84, a long-time resident of Colorado Springs passed away peacefully on November 30, 2018.  Her family was by her side.  Paula was born on November 3, 1934 in Stamsried, Germany, a daughter of the late Josef and Franziska (Bauer) Zilker.

She grew up in Germany and moved to the United States with her husband in the mid 1950’s and eventually they settled with their only child in Colorado Springs.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

She worked for 22 years at Ampex in the test tooling department where she met many friends who continued their friendships even after they retired.  She enjoyed getting together with everyone for lunches and dinners throughout the years.

She loved the many dogs she had as pets over the years, enjoyed going to eat at German restaurants in town, liked to go out and look at new cars and homes, but she especially loved spending time with her three great grandchildren who were the lights of her life.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Joseph C. Meadows; her daughter, Monika Chastain; her brother, Josef Zilker; her sister, Irmgard Lohr; and her sisters-in law, Gerda Weber and Annie Jo Gartrell.

Paula is survived by her granddaughter, Christina (Jay) Uebelhart and her 3 great grandchildren: Jadyn, Christopher and Zachary Uebelhart; her nieces and nephews in Germany and Georgia; and a host of extended family and dear friends.  She will truly be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paula’s memory to The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region or the Breast Cancer Foundation to fund treatment and find a cure for metastatic breast cancer.

A visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.  Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area A, in Denver.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you peace and help during this time. Something that always helps me when facing situations like these, is the scripture at Revelation 21:4, where it says “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I’m sure you can understand why that helps me. I sincerely hope it can help you too.

  2. Dear Christina, Jay, Jadyn, Christopher & Zachary,
    Our hearts go out to you during this time of grief and sorrow.May the thoughts of our caring and sympathy be a source of consolation.And May your happy memories with Grand mother and Great grandmother Paula bring comfort, too.
    Aunt Paula was sweet, kind and devoted to her family and friends.
    With heart felt sympathy and much love to to all.
    Wil, Janet & Ashley Williams

  3. Dear Cousin Christina, Jay, Jadyn, Christopher & Zachary,
    We wish our words could somehow ease your sadness, but in our hearts we know the most they can do is simply tell you how much we care. Your grandmother will be with you in the lessons she gave, and the care and love that she showed you and her beautiful grandchildren Jadyn, Christopher and Zachary.
    With our deepest sympathy and much love,
    Gil, Doris, Shannon & Barrett

  4. Christina and Jay,

    Deeply sharing the grief of your loss.

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this painful time.

    Each life is touched by others—with some, the touch is warm and loving

    and lingers forever. That is how Aunt Paula touched us.

    We pray that your treasured memories of Paula will keep you strong.

    A tearful goodbye to a loving aunt—we miss her calls.


    Gladys, George, Greyson and Gyvonne

  5. Dear Christina, Jay, Jadyn, Christopher and Zachary,

    I am thinking of you during this time of sorrow and I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I will cherish all the visits I was able to make to see Uncle JC and Aunt Paula, as it was always a highlight to spend time with Paula and JC. Truly, a very loving and beautiful lady that was compassionate beyond belief and I so enjoyed being in Paula’s company and sharing stories about our family. Paula would always call and just catch up on the kids and all other activities. She will be sorely missed and please know that Paula will always remain in our hearts forever. May the arms of God wrap in peace and comfort now and always.

    Sending love to you all,
    Tony, Cameron, Alexandra, and Gia

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