Paula Marie (O'Dell) Dawson, 51, went to live eternal life with the Lord at 8:20 a.m., Oct. 22, 2017, after a year and a half fight with cancer.

She was born Aug. 5, 1966 to Delmer R. & Jacqueline L. (Inclenrock) O'Dell.

She was married Nov. 11, 2011, to Jan Dawson. She worked for Noblesville/Fishers Pediatrics for 24 years. She had a compassionate heart that extended to others willingly. She had a great love for not only her children and grandchildren, but all in general. She enjoyed gardening, with the Sunflower as her favorite, spending time with family, and her favorite color was purple. The family would like to thank all the friends who offered help and support during her battle.

Survivors include her husband, mother, 3 children (and spouses), 3 grandchildren, 2 step-children (and spouses), 5 step-grandchildren, 6 siblings (and two spouses), 9 nieces and nephews, 6 great nieces and nephews, along with many friends who cared deeply

She was preceded in death by her father who will greet her with open arms and together continue their fascination of the constellations.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Flanner Buchanan-Hamilton Memorial Park, 4180 Westfield Blvd. Noblesville, IN 46062. The visitation is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m., ending at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Paula asked for guests to bring (helium filled) balloons to look more like a party, after the funeral service there will be a memorial release of these balloons. Another option in lieu of flowers would be to make a donation to the research of cancer at The American Cancer Society on Paula's behalf.