Betty Paulson

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BETTY J. PAULSON, 89 CALEDONIA - Betty J. Paulson, 89, of Caledonia passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Born Nov. 19, 1923, in Rockford, daughter of Harry and Pearl (Fuller) McGuire. Married Donald L. Paulson on April 4, 1942, in Rockford. Resided on the family farm from 1947 to 2008. Employed by the Rockford public schools for 26 years. Member of Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, where she was an ordained elder and member of the Martha Ruth Circle. Member of the Beaver Valley Grange for 65 years. Secretary for the Boone County Fair Association from 1960 to 2005, retired as Secretary Emeritus. Betty was awarded IAAF "Friends of the Fair" in 2005. She was an avid bridge player. Survivors include daughter, Renee (Rick) O'Dell; sons, Donald (Margaret) Jr., Steven (Dayle), Gerald, Rodney (Linda) and Thomas (Brenda) Paulson; grandchildren, Kelly (James) Christensen, Amy Herstek, William Eric (Cynthia) Paulson, Amber (Michael) McIntyre, Matthew (Bridgett) Paulson, Michele Boeke, Micah (fiancé, Bill Schlie) Paulson, Brian (Marisa) O'Dell, Kyle, Quinn, Cameron and Abbie Paulson; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband; one sister; and four brothers. Special thanks to Northwoods Care Centre and Lily McMillain. Service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, 7300 Belvidere Road. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church elevator fund. For more information, visit
Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2012
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