William Howard Paulson
(Oct. 5, 1926-Aug. 10, 2013)
Mr. William Howard Paulson, born in Massillon, Ohio on Oct. 5, 1926, died quietly at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. He has lived in New Mexico since 1999. After graduating from Washington High School, Massillon, Ohio in 1944, Mr. Paulson enlisted in the United States Navy, and served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations as a 1st class radio man; thus becoming a World War II veteran. After returning from the war, Mr. Paulson attended the Ohio State University and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He also graduated from Purdue Universities Professional Sales Institute. After completing his studies he served six years on Massillon City Council and ran for Councilman at Large, First Ward in 1953. Mr. Paulson was an Eagle Scout and District Member-at Large, Yucca Council, El Paso, Texas and was recently awarded a certificate for his active membership in the Boy Scouts of America for 75 years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, the International Shriners, American Legion and the local radio club of Deming, N.M.. He received many Certificates of Appreciation and was honored for his Volunteer Services in the Civil Air Patrol, Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas and was a major blood donor for the American Red Cross. In his early years, Mr. Paulson was a true businessman, who owned and operated his own business establishment dealing in automotive parts and later in life worked at Brown and Bigelow, had his own Photography Lab and was also a Certified Life Underwriter for the Equitable Life Insurance Company. His hobbies included photography and politics.
His parents were Dr. Paul Arthur Paulson, a well known physician in Massillon, Ohio and Mrs. Emma E. Paulson, RN. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie A. Paulson; and four children, Ms. Betsy Davis and husband Mr. Gregory A. Davis, Mr. Eric (Rick) J. Paulson, Ms. Glenna (Cricket) J. Paulson and husband, Mr. Ronald H. Neal II, and Ms. Sigrid Paulson and her companion, Lt. Col. Russell Catanach; his brother, Mr. Richard Paulson and his wife, Marilyn Paulson and their two children, Ms. Jill Paulson and Mr. Scott Paulson and his wife, Erin and their three children, Jack, Kate and Connor. His other brother, Mr. Paul E. Paulson (Pep), the first Obie the Tiger and former Massillon Judge, passed away Sept. 3, 2005. He has two children, Mr. Charles Paulson and Ms. Kristen Paulson. Mr. Paulson is also survived by six other grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren include Ms. Helaine Marie Wenzel and husband, Mr. David Wenzel, Ms. Monica Hatcher and husband, Mr. Marvin Hatcher, Ms. Melanie May Osborne, Ms. Heidi Kae Davis and fiancee, Mr. Michael Hoffman, Ms. Erica Paulson and Mr. Eric Paulson. Great-grandchildren include Madalyn Wenzel, Davin Wenzel, Mallorie Wenzel, and Natalie Hatcher, Hilary Hatcher, Calvin Hatcher, Jessee Osborne, Katelyn Osborne, Jayden James Winter, Carter Hoffman and Kaytlen Parker.
Published in The Repository on Aug. 20, 2013