Paula Rae (Grand) Rynders
Paula Rynders, resident of Forest Falls, CA, went to rejoice with her Lord Jesus Christ on March 9, 2019 when she succumbed to cancer and its complications. Paula was born in Roseau, MN, to Paul and Helen Grand. She graduated from Bemidji High School. She earned her Bachelor and Master's Degrees in teacher education from Bemidji State University and began a life-long career of elementary public school teaching. She married Eldon Rynders on December 18, 1971. They lived in Bemidji, MN; Winkler, Manitoba; Steinbach, Manitoba; and Kingsburg, CA, before settling down in Forest Falls, CA, in 1983, where they raised their three sons. Paula taught in most of the towns where they lived. She began teaching in the Moreno Valley Unified School District in 1988. She joined the administrative ranks as Principal at Armada Elementary. She was asked to open a new school, Towngate Elementary, and remained their only principal for 15 years.
Paula was a most supportive pastor's wife, faithful Christ follower and active church member of Trinity Church in Redlands. Paula was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Louise (Hoskin) Grand. She is survived by her husband, Eldon of Forest Falls; and sons, Jeremy (Tara Jo) of Anaheim,CA; Tim (Tara Patricia) of Denver,CO; and Jimmy of Fairborn,OH; 5 grandsons; Alex, Corin, Caden, Jonathan and Soren; and 3 granddaughters; Aubrey, Jadzia (JJ) and Femka. She is also survived by her father, Paul Grand of Bemidji and Bullhead City, AZ, her sister, Carol (Greg) Ryan of El Cajon, CA, and brother, Ronald (Jill) Grand of St. Cloud, MN. Paula's Memorial Service was held at Trinity Church, on Saturday, March 23, 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Paula Rynders Scholarship(Towngate Student Higher Education Fund). All checks need to be made out to "ACCESS to the Future" and in the MEMO please write,"Paula Rynders Scholarship".Checks can be mailed to the Moreno Valley District Office, attention to Maria Lozano, 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553. There is no online option to donate.