A  Life Well Lived


Paula Zoe Helfrich


Paula Helfrich 1946-2015
Paula Helfrich

From the Facebook page of “Flying- a novel”

Clipper Crew member Paula Helfrich, 1946-2015

“It is with great sadness that we must announce that “Flying, – A Novel” co-author Paula Helfrich died today in Honolulu at 11:07a.m. on October 6, 2015.  To say that she will be missed is an understatement. She was a true original, a brilliant woman who went after life with a zest and determination few of us can imagine. She crammed more adventures into one year of living than most of us could in a lifetime. Survived by her husband, Saw Philip Bay Zee, she also leaves behind two incredible daughters.”


Paula was active in the Myanmar, click here for Myanmar and The Way Ahead.

She lived in both Myanmar and Hawaii and took a special interest in both countries, to include local Hawaiian politics.

Pan Am reunions would often find Paula discussing the history of our great airline.

Paula was one of the first members of Clipper Crew, and always willing to help.  If you would like to leave a remembrance of Paula please use the “Comment” box below.  If you have any photos you would like to see included please send us a digital copy. 


3 thoughts on “

A  Life Well Lived

  1. My husband Richard Whitman and I , Evelyne Geslin Whitman, flew out of HNL with PANAM from 1973-1976 . We had the joy of knowing Paula then and flew quite a few exotic trips with her . Paula was very enthusiastic, positive and lively . I think I can still hear her laughter … We loved her . Her beautiful face and eyes reminded me of Rommy Schneider . We loved her. Rest in peace lovely lady.
    Our condolences to her family .

  2. Paula was a Pan American “Force”well known and loved, She will definitely be missed by so many people she helped and cared about. May she rest in peace!

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