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Col. (Ret) Norman Walter Paulson

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Col. (Ret) Norman Walter Paulson Obituary
Paulson, Col. (Ret) Norman Walter
died on Saturday October 8, 2016 in Millbrook, AL at the age of 91. Colonel Paulson entered military service from his home state of Iowa in 1943 at the age of 18. He married his childhood sweetheart Beverly Barr on his 21st birthday, January 22,1946. He served his country in the United States Army for more than 33 years, including WWII, Korea from December 1950 to May 1952 as a combat engineer, and in Vietnam from March 1968 to March 1969 as commander of the 14th Transportation Aircraft Maintenance & Supply Battalion and as Deputy Commander of the 34th Aircraft Maintenance & Supply Group with six battalions located throughout Vietnam. He was a dual rated senior Army aviator and at the time of his retirement in 1976 was the commander of the United States Army Aviation Safety Center at Ft. Rucker, AL. Upon retirement, he and Beverly moved to Scottsdale, AZ where they enjoyed retirement together until Beverly's death in 1987. In 1992, he married Marjorie Emerson, with whom he continued to enjoy life in Scottsdale until 2013 when declining health brought him back to Alabama with his children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Nettie Paulson, his wife Marjorie, sister Sylvia Holbert and brother Lavern Paulson. He is survived by his son Robert (Lindia) Paulson of Savannah, TN, daughters Deborah (Jim) Kennedy of Millbrook, AL, Melinda (Daryl Puckett) Paulson of Clanton, AL, grandson Christopher Kennedy and great granddaughter Anna Kate Kennedy of Millbrook, AL, sister Bernita Hunt of New Berlin, WI, sister-in-law Marianne Barr of Ankeny, IA, several nieces & nephews and stepsons Jimmy, Randy, Gary & Mitchell Emerson and their families. The family wishes to thank the staff of The Harbor at Hickory Hill for their care & devotion to "the Colonel" during his time there as well as for helping to care for him with compassion & dignity during his last days. Inurnment will be at the Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, AL on Thursday October 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd., S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047. Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, AL directing.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 11, 2016
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