Paula Jernick Fleming passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst.
Mrs. Fleming was born Sept. 8, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of the late Pauline and Vincent Jernick. She married Howard Fleming on Oct. 16, 1938. He preceded her in death in April 1978, in Port Orchard, Wash. Mrs. Fleming was also predeceased by two sisters, formerly of Berwyn, Ill.
The Flemings lived in Humboldt, Iowa, for many years and in 1952 moved to Port Orchard, Wash. She was employed by Blanchard's Department Store in Port Orchard, Wash., and was an apparel buyer for the Bon Marche and Fredrick & Nelson in Seattle, Wash. She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church the Orthopedic Guild and enjoyed playing bridge with friends in Port Orchard. She was a good friend to the Manchester Library. In June, 2006 she left Manchester, WA to be closer to her family in NC.
A funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic church in Pinehurst Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. James M. Labosky presiding. Following the Mass, the rite of committal will be held at St. Anthony of the Padua Catholic Cemetery in Southern Pines.
Mrs. Fleming is survived by her son, Howard J. Fleming III and his wife, Judy, of Whispering Pines; a grandson, Howard J. Fleming IV, and his wife, Jan, of Spartanburg, S.C.; a granddaughter, Deborah L. Gaynor and her husband, Dennis, of Monroe, Conn.; and four great-grandsons, H.J. and Benjamin Fleming and Ryan and Sean Gaynor.
We express our thanks to Elmcroft Assisted Living staff and residents for their love, concern, and caring they gave to my mother and our family. We also want to thank the nurses and doctors at Pinehurst Medical, First Health and Pinehurst Rehabilitation for their caring and compassion during her illness.
Memorials may be made to: Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1768 Pinehurst, North Carolina 28370, or Saint Gabriel's Catholic Church 1150 Mitchell Avenue, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Memories Timeline


  1. I met Miss Paula while working at a gas station in Port Orchard. She hated pumping her gas after Cooksons Texaco shut down so when she came to our station I always went right out and pumped her gas for her. She was always grateful. Miss Paula was always a

  2. Little Howie (as Larry called you) and family,
    We are so sorry to have learned of your Mom\’s passing, we so loved both of your parents, as Larry and I thought of him as his second father especially after losing his Dad. We seen her after we moved b

  3. For Paula\’s family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I use to take care of Paula in Port Orchard about 5 years years ago off and on. I remember her as a very elegant woman who was a friend to many.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. I was saddened to hear of your Mother\’s passing; Paula was a regular in my restaurant for years prior to her move to NC. We spoke of her frequently and I thought of her each time I saw someone else seated in her chair at the counter. Your Mom and I named

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