Paula Pianfetti Markley

March 9, 2010

By Contributor

Paula Pianfetti Markley died Feb. 21, 2010, after an eight-year battle with Lewy body dementia. She was 66.

Paula Markley

A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. March 10 at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue.

Paula was born in Denver, to Paul and Agnes Pianfetti. She has a sister, Patricia Marino, of Denver, and a brother, Phillip of Franktown, Colo. Paula attended Holy Family High School in Denver and graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science with honors in child psychology. Paula was elected Epsilon Beta chapter president of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and belonged to the KKG Alumni groups in both Denver and Seattle.

Paula married Thomas Markley in 1965 and has a daughter Anne (Jason) Rosauer, and a son, Steven. Her six grandchildren were her greatest joy.

Paula was a wonderful mother, wife and friend. She had a gentle voice, contagious smile and warm heart. She made an impression on everyone she met. Spending time with her family, playing bridge, traveling with friends and her church community were some of the many things that made her life full.

Prior to retirement, Paula enjoyed working for Trammell Crow Co. in the Commercial Real Estate Division, where she focused on supporting Microsoft’s real estate.

She spent her last two years with the best care possible. Her family would like to thank Whispering Creek Adult Family Home in Bellevue (Angelica and John Muntean and caregivers) and Pine Lake Adult Family Home in Sammamish (Vivian Pop and caregivers). They all treated Paula as part of their family and provided her such a wonderful place to call home.

Finally, to Sharon and Dave, Helen and Joe, Ann and Larry, Jan and Don, Joanne, Cathey, Janet, Judy, Pat, the Bridge Group, the Kappas, her adopted sister Sue Markley VanTassel and all her other dear friends, we believe Paula would want to say, “Thank you for making my life so happy. I’ll be waiting for you.”

Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory. Call 392-6444.

Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family’s online guest book at

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