of Mountain Home, AR
March 31, 1961 - November 20, 2023
Paula Diane Engeler (Jackson), age 62, passed away at her home on Monday, November 20, 2023. She was born on March 31, 1961 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Billy Fred and Dotty Jackson.Raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas she cherished many memories of growing up at the Second Baptist Church and supporting her father while he refereed football and basketball games for local high schools, Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University.Paula and her parents moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas in 1980. While living in Mountain Home, she met her husband, David and became a Navy Wife.Paula has been an employee of the Mountain Home Public School District for 26 years. She held many roles. Some of her favorite roles included: Swim Coach, Senior Class Sponsor and Athletic Gatekeeper. Summers were her favorite. She loved being out in the water soaking up the sunshine or water skiing.Paula is survived by her husband of 40 years, David Engeler; two daughters, Nikki Hodge and Megan Engeler of Mountain Home, Arkansas; her mother, Dotty Fitzgerald Jackson and sister, Patti Smith of St. Louis, Missouri and four grandsons and one granddaughter. Preceded in death by her father, Billy Fred Jackson and grandmother, Ella Lee Jackson. A visitation will be held between 1-2:30pm at Roller Funeral Home on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Memorials can be made to the Second Baptist Church of Arkadelphia. Arrangements are under the care of Roller Funeral Home.
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David our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls and your entire family during this difficult time.
Paula was great to work with, she always made me laugh. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Many prayers being sent your way in this huge loss of yours. Loved seeing Ms. Paula at school and it just won’t be the same without her! Much love to you all!
Very saddened to learn of Paula’s passing. David, you and the girls are in my prayers. Paula always had a laugh when we talked. I know she will be greatly missed by so many!
My deepest condolences go out to Mrs. Paula's family. She was such a joy to work with. We shared lots of laughs and she always offered a big smile! She helped our students out anytime there was a need. May God provide comfort to ease her family's pain and may the memories you share of her bring a smile upon your heart and face.
Dave we are so sorry for your loss.
It so hard seeing this. I always liked Paula she was a true sweetheart. . We had fun at youth group activities at Second Baptist Church. I'm so very sorry for a loss so young. I lost touch years ago with many people. The video was awesome! It looked like she had a wonderful family, great job and will be missed by all in her community. I loved her parents. I never realized we did not live far apart these days as I live at the Passion Play. Unforseen things happen and we never know but, she will hold a place in my heart as one of us who had a lot of fun in our youth group. Phyllis A. Thompson.
Paula was such a sweet lady! I enjoyed talking with her everyday at school and will miss our talks and laughs. The family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Paula was a sweet soul. In the few years I’ve known her, one quality comes to mind, genuine. She had such a heart for the kids who struggled behaviorally and will be greatly missed at Mountain Home High School. Her laugh will forever be remembered and the sheer joy that came with it. Rest In Peace Paula.
Megan, in all my teaching career, you and your mom were one of my favorite mother-daughter duos. I know you will always cherish her and she will live on in the precious memories you have. My heart aches for you right now. There are no words.
David and girls, you have been on my mind and will continue to be. I am so sorry for your loss and you have my sympathy. I will miss working with her and will truly miss our talks and her laugh. Megan I am sending hugs to you and your dad. (I can hear her voice on the phone saying "Trish this is Paula....")
Paula, you are going to be so very missed. You have always been a great friend and such a help when I needed it. We laughed many, many times together and I will miss that very much.
Paula was an amazing person and bailed me out so many times—and always with a smile on her face. She made name tags galore for our Hall of Fame and kept the gate on a moment’s notice. Paula always had a positive attitude and was most happy when she was talking about her family. She will be missed. ??
My deep sympathy to your family for the loss of you. Prayers and deep regret for the loss of such a wonderful woman.
Patti and Family. I am so sorry to learn about your sister Paula. You are in my thoughts and prayers . Sending my sincere sympathy.
She was sweet friend and will be missed!!!!
Paula was one of the finest ladies, she loved on our boys when they went through MHHS. I have worked there the past 3 years and Paula asked about them regularly still. Dave and family we are praying for you all during what we know must be such difficult days. Mark and Lara Case
So sorry for your loss. I will miss her laughter and fun.
Dave and girls...We are so sorry to hear of Paula's passing. We were just last week remembering taking water aerobics classes at the pool with you both. Keep your happy memories close. Peace to you all.
So sorry for this great loss. Thoughts and Prayers for your family.
Paula and I had some great times together at Second Baptist Church. I was so glad to reconnect with her on Facebook a few years ago. I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you as only He can now and in the days ahead.
Megan, I’m so sorry. I’m praying for you and your family—for strength, peace, comfort, and grace.
She was an amazing lady, and a blessing to all the students. Praying for you all during this difficult time!
We are so sorry for your loss. Big hugs David, Megan, Nikki & family.
I will miss Mrs. Engeler so much! She was always one of my favorite people to see at the high school??
I am very grateful to have met Mrs. Paula. She always greeted me with a smile and a warm hugs.
Paula was one of the most unique and interesting ladies. I loved all my visits with her, and she was as dependable as they come. I will miss her. Please know that she never missed a chance to brag on her precious family. She loved you all so very much!
My prayers are for all the family. I worked with Paula at MHPS. She will be missed. We had some wonderful times gossiping before I retired.
So sorry about Paula prayers for your family ! Class of 79
So sorry to hear about Paula y’all r in my prayers
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Paula will be greatly missed.
So sorry for your loss.
I am so shocked to hear this news. I'm so very sorry Megan, Nikki and David. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. If there’s anything we can do for you, Megan, please let us know.
My thoughts and prayers are with David and daughters.
My condolences to the family and especially my daughter -in- law Stephanie (Nikki,). My prayers for each of you ??
God bless you . The news traveled fast. I'm sorry and want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss her smiles and laughter at the school. Our friend ship has been long. Again thoughts, prayers and friend ship love is with you.