Obituary of Denis Paulson
Denis ‘Denny’ Paulson passed away peacefully at home, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 in the evening with his wife, Nancy, and family by his side. He was 81.
He was cremated and a Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Butte, ND in the summer of 2016. He will be interred at the National Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND.
Denny was born on Feb. 13, 1934, in City Point, Wisconsin to Claude and Isabell Paulson. He grew up on his parent’s dairy farm and graduated from high school in Neillsville, Wisconsin. He joined the US Coast Guard and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. He was honorably discharged in 1956 and shortly thereafter started working for IBM in Raleigh, North Carolina. He worked on IBM projects at NASA and NSA. He moved to California and retired from IBM in 1991. He became a consultant and then an employee for Intel in Folsom and retired again in 2005. Denny was married to Betty Jane Perdue Paulson from 1955-1981 and they lived in North Carolina and had three children; two sons and a daughter. Denny was married to Mary Tointon Paulson from 1983-2004. In 2005, Denny married his present wife Nancy Paulson. After retirement, Denny and Nancy lived in Nevada City part of the year and part of the year in Wilton, North Dakota.
He was always working on projects and in 2006 he started and built his dream log home in Wilton, ND. He enjoyed gardening, loved animals and the outdoors. Denny especially loved the open prairie.
Our beloved Denny was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and good friend. He had a wonderful smile and loved to make people laugh. He had many friends in many places. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Nancy of Nevada City; daughter Tracy Twisdale of Mason, NC; sons, Randy (Linda) Paulson of Charlotte, NC and Scott (Brenda) Paulson of Durham, NC; and his grandsons, Chris, Scott Jr., Joseph and Daniel.
Denny was preceded in death by his parents; and brother David Paulson.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills, the Cancer Society or one of your choosing.
Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.
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