Beverly Kay Breitfield Paulsen, 62, Moline, Ill., passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Trinity West Hospital.
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Born in 1950, she grew up in Brownstown. She received her Masters of Science in nursing from Indiana University in 1984. She married Lloyd Paulsen in 1997 in Peoria, Ill. During her career she served as instructor at Ivy Tech College, Ball State University and St. Ambrose University. In addition, she held the position of associate dean of nursing at Spoon River Community College. She enjoyed helping people as a parish nurse. She completed her 40-year nursing career working for Genesis Hospice. Her final career endeavor was owning Ocean Escapes Women's Relaxation Center in downtown Le Claire, Iowa.
Bev was a member of many honorable organizations. A few of the most noteworthy include the Le Claire Chamber of Commerce, the Visiting Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association and the National Education Association. She was a member of First Free Evangelical Church.
Her hobbies included visiting the ocean, collecting antiques, gardening and lavender.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Lloyd Paulsen; brother, Gregory (Jacquie) Sewell; daughters, Gretchen Rossetti and Doressa (Joshua) Kupke; stepsons, Eric and Brad Paulsen; three grandchildren who Bev cherished are Avianna, Aiden and Mylan Rossetti.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Keith Sewell and in-laws, Arnold and Violetta Paulsen
A private memorial service will be held Friday. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa.
A public visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Runge Mortuary in Davenport, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Genesis Health Services Foundation-Hospice Care, 1227 E. Rusholme St., Davenport, IA 52803, or the Handicap Development Center, 3402 Hickory Grove Road, Davenport, IA 52806.
Online condolences can be made to the family at rungemortuary.com.
Published in Tribune from July 17 to July 21, 2012