Paula Boyle Harris, 57, of Abilene died Friday, Dec.17, 2010, at Hendrick Medical Center. Memorial graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in the Burkett Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Kerzee, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home of Coleman.

 Paula was born July 27, 1953, in Rising Star to Garvice Boyle and Jo Nell Dunlap Boyle. She was raised in Coleman and graduated from Coleman High School and Texas State Technical College. She moved to Abilene in 1985. Paula was married to Dr. Paul Harris on Feb. 2, 1986, in Burleson, Texas. She worked in the medical field as a laboratory technician.

    She is survived by her husband, Dr. Paul Harris of Abilene; one daughter, Kimberly Sims of San Angelo; her mother, Jo Nell Boyle of Coleman; one brother, Daryl Boyle and wife Cindy of Burkett; one sister, Jody Guthrie and husband Larry of Granbury; mother-in-law, Mary Pittman of Irving; two grandsons, Harrison and Hunter Sims of San Angelo; nieces and nephews, Glenn Guthrie, Tommy Guthrie, Mathew Boyle, and Shannon Whittington.

    Paula was preceded in death by her father, Garvice Boyle and her uncle, Vernon Boyle.

    The family suggests memorials to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis: Attention Director of Annual Giving: P.O. Box 016960 (R48) Miami, FL 33101-9844

    Please sign her online registry at