Carolyn Lee "Bonka" PaczkowskiJune 4, 2021
Carolyn Lee "Bonka" Paczkowski, 77, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born September 28, 1943, in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of the late George Logan Smith and Mary Frances Burcham Elsea. Her father and step-mother, George and Alvena Smith, raised Carolyn during her younger years. She was united in marriage on June 17, 1988, in Bridgeton, Missouri to Stanley Joseph Paczkowski who survives at the home. Carolyn worked for Columbia Regional Hospital, Woodhaven Learning Center, Gordon Realtors, American Press, and for the Missouri Department of Transportation as a work comp adjustor for 17 years. She attended First Baptist Church and Woodcrest Church in Jefferson City. She enjoyed flower gardening, her pets, and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Stanley Paczkowski, Jefferson City; three children, Robin (Jamey) Johnson, Columbia; Michael (Denise) Riley, Liberty, Mo.; Jennifer Riley, Jefferson City; four grandchildren, William Riley, Zacarias Mendoza-Riley, Nathan Riley, Sammy Clemons; a sister, Johnette Wooley, Jefferson City; and many nieces, nephews, and friendships she treasured throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bobby Smith; and her grandson, Randy Riley-Chugg. Private family visitation will be held Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Public graveside service will be 12 noon Saturday at Riverview Cemetery with Pastor Tom Vansant officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Jefferson City Animal Shelter. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.