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Paula Darcel Girven passed away peacefully on October 17, 2020 in Asheville, North Carolina at age 62. Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of Elijah H. Girven Jr. and Queen Elizabeth Girven.

Among her many accomplishments, Paula represented the United States in the high jump in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. Throughout her life, she was devoted to God, a loving mother to two daughters, a loyal sister, and friend to many.

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One winter night we went with Paula & a group of friends to Centennial Park to ice skate. We decided not to skate,…
One winter night we went with Paula & a group of friends to Centennial Park to ice skate. We decided not to skate,…
Paula was the fresh face of joy every time I saw her. She encouraged others in word as well as deed. We laughed over mo…
I am so sorry to hear of Paula's passing. I didn't know her personally, just that she was one of the famed Olympians f…
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Born

January 12th, 1958
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Passed away

October 17th, 2020
Tampa, FL, USA
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