Paula Powers Espe

paula espe

Paula Powers Espe of Pinehurst, NC passed away peacefully on April 15, 2023 at First Health Hospice House. 

Paula is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ken Espe of Pinehurst, her sister Rosemary Prescott of Concord, New Hampshire, her goddaughter Lindsay Aldridge of Whispering Pines, and many nieces and nephews.

Paula is preceded in death by her parents James and Julia Powers and her brother James Powers of Boston. 

In lieu of flowers, we ask you to consider making a donation in Paula’s  memory to First Health Hospice House for the comfort and care that they provide our community.

First Health Hospice 

251 Campground Road

West End, NC 27376

Arrangements were provided by Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

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  1. Asking Paula and Ken to be godparents to my daughter, Lindsay brought so much love and laughter to our family. When you were loved by Paula, you could consider yourself blessed because her love was strong and unwavering. Her sense of humor was hilariously sarcastic and always a joy to be around. Paula will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure to know her!

  2. Having Paula as my Godmother was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever been given. She was at the hospital the night I was born, and I was holding her hand when she took her last breath. Words cannot begin to describe what she meant to me. I will miss her laughter and sense of humor. I am forever grateful for her love and support throughout my life.

  3. My mom was from the Boston area so being with Paula was like being with my mom; funny, kind, caring, and a bit…sarcastic. Paula was a classic beauty, inside and out. She will live in my memory💖.

    Praying peace and beautiful memories for Ken and Roe.

  4. Paula will be sadly missed. We became best buds while working for Lucretia and we shared an office with much laughter. She was the best “Roomie” ever! She was beautiful inside and out and a true friend. I know this is a hard time for Ken and my love and support will always be available. I will miss my Roomie!

  5. It was a pleasure and an honor to care for Mrs. Paula. Prayers and condolences go out to the family.

  6. Ken,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  7. Ken,
    My sincere condolences. Paula was such a wonderful lady and was always so kind and generous with laughter and a warm smile. Keeping you in my prayers sir.

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