Paula Lesta Atkinson died at home in the Alta Heights neighborhood of Napa, California on December 9th, 2016 of a heart complication. She is survived by her loving son Paul Christian Dunn, sister and two nephews.
Born in Vallejo, California on October 10th, 1945, Paula attended Napa High School and Napa College. She lived with her young son near London, UK and as a founding employee of Domaine Chandon, she traveled with her work cohort to France. She also worked for several years at the Diner restaurant in Yountville, CA. Paula loved her friends very much, the Napa Valley, her pets, and her mother Bernice Atkinson who lived under her care until she passed.
Paula also loved cinema, photography, music, cooking, gardening, travel, and reading. She is missed by many and still loved by her friends and family.