Beverly Paulson

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Beverly Paulson

August 15, 1927 - February 20, 2019

Beverly Paulson Beverly Paulson, 91, of Oskaloosa passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Jefferson Place in Pella, Iowa.
Thelma Beverly Paulson was born, August 15, 1927, in Bristol, Indiana to Kenneth and Marjorie (Wise) Carmien. She was a 1945 graduate of Bristol High School. Beverly's first job was with Conn Instruments, a manufacturer of musical instruments, in Elkhart, Indiana. She married her high school sweetheart, Edgar Eugene Paulson, November 20, 1949. Their first home was in West Lafayette, Indiana, where Edgar was a student at Purdue University, and Beverly worked as a secretary in the chemistry department. Edgar's career as an engineer required moves to Mishawaka, Indiana in 1955, Allegan, Michigan, in 1965, and Oskaloosa in 1974. While they lived in Allegan, Beverly worked as a school secretary for the North Ward Elementary School, and when they moved to Oskaloosa, she was hired as the school secretary at Webster School under Principal Bob McCaulley. Beverly was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star when she lived in Indiana. After moving to Oskaloosa, she became a member of the Central United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, sewing and caring for her grandchildren.
Beverly's family includes her husband of 69 years, Edgar Eugene of Oskaloosa; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannene and Bruce Veenstra of Oskaloosa; two sons: Eric Paulson of Sparks, Nevada and Edgar Steven Paulson of Oskaloosa; seven grandchildren: Thomas Paulson, Kyle (Jacey) Veenstra, Kelly (Chris) Pierson, Jackie Anderson, and Ethan, Abigail, and Maggie Paulson; six great-grandchildren: Tegan, Everly and Bexley Pierson, and Katelyn, Kinzey and Kennedy Veenstra.
In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her three brothers: Kenneth, Jerry, and Jim Carmien.
As was her wish, her body had been cremated, and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Kinsman's Keep at a later date. Langkamp Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials can be made to the Hospice of Pella.
Published on February 21, 2019
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6 posts

Ronda Troendle
Feb 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss Beverly was an awesome women .She had a great sense of humor .The world needs more like her. She always loved it when Tom and the little ones where there.
Alva Ackerman
Feb 22, 2019
Prayers for strength to the family
Debbie Vanderlinden
Feb 21, 2019
You could always count on seening Bev at the southern Iowa Fair,she was always watching her Grand children show their animals and projects.
Wayne Braden
Feb 21, 2019
Sorry to hear about your mom Jeannine, she was a real nice lady.
Grant Mary Johnson
Feb 21, 2019
So sorry for your lost you and the family will be in our prayers.
Tom Paulson
Feb 21, 2019
I am the first of Bev’s seven grandchildren.

I am extremely grateful to have had such a kind and loving person as a major part of my life for 36 years.

Grandma and I were very close from the time I was very young, and I have very fond memories of her all throughout my life.

She always had the ability to make all the troubles of the world melt away, and was always happy to fill your belly with whatever dish or recipe she had just finished making (And they were all delicious!)

There aren’t words to express how much I will miss her, and the pain my heart feels today will never go away, but I know that she lived a good life, and she lived a happy life. She also set an example for the
... kind of person I hope to be remembered as when people reflect back on my life when I’m gone.

Heaven gained a truly special angel last night, because she lived her life as an angel on earth before she even made it to heaven!

I miss you so much grandma and look forward to the day we see eachother again, until then, I know you will be watching over us all, and because of that my heart will be at peace.

I love you with all my heart,

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