Tanya Paral, 44, of Green Bay, passed away November 22, 2022, after a courageous but short battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on February 19, 1978, in Kewaunee County, she is the daughter of Judy Paral and the late Wayne Paral. She graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1996. Tanya studied art education at UWGB. She then graduated from University of Oshkosh with a degree in Art Education. After graduation Tanya fulfilled her dream of serving in the Peace Corps in Ghana West Africa. She then worked as a dedicated art teacher in the Green Bay Public Schools until the time of her illness. Tanya was beloved by her current and former students, and her colleagues. She put on many fabulous art shows. For the last nine years, she was also a nanny to Owen and Nora. Tanya was a free spirit who loved to travel especially enjoying hiking, and nature. She had a green thumb and loved her collection of house plants. She was also known for her fashion, especially her large glamorous earrings.
She is survived by her mother, Judy; five sisters, Debbie Seville, Brenda (John) Sauer, Becky (Greg) Shafer, Lisa (Jeff) Hogan, Missy (Brad) Pyan; nieces and nephews, Emily, Elizabeth, Rebeka, Jakob, Rachael, Jack, Georgia, Henry, Lucy, and Oliver; great niece and nephews, Parker, Ezra, and Marie. Also survived by Owen and Nora who she cared for, for 9 years; special friends, Drew, Amanda, and Rachel.
Tanya was preceded in death by her father, Wayne; niece and nephew, Abigail and Gregory and her grandparents.
A celebration of life will be held at Gather on Broadway, 139 N. Broadway, Thursday, December 8, from 3 PM until 9 PM.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jaslowski, and hospice nurse Traci.
In lieu of flowers please direct any expressions of sympathy to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.