Paula Sue Putnam passed away on January 31, 2022, after a courageous battle with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Paula was born October 23, 1972, in Casper, Wyoming. She lived in Mississippi, Washington, and California as a child, but has called Utah home since 1983. Paula married the love of her life, Gary Putnam, on July 4, 1998. She loved attending concerts, running the U of U football boards, and was a talented DIY crafter. Paula has been employed at Dugway Proving Ground since 1995. She is survived by her husband Gary Putnam, her boys, Wade and Harley Heston, grandson Zayven Heston, her parents, Robert and Pamela McPherson, sisters Penni Bertagnolli (Troy), and Jamie Bowden (Eddie), parents-in-law, Dennis and Janette Putnam, brothers-in-law, Kevin Putnam (Jamie), and Nate Putnam, sister-in-law, Trish Williams (Logan), and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many great friends. The family would like to thank the Utah Cancer Specialists for their care through her diagnosis and chemotherapy treatments. The family would also like to thank the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center for caring for her through her end-of-life journey. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a cancer institution, or to a research center of your choice. There will be a celebration of Paula’s life at a yet to be determined date.