Pauline L. "Frenchie" Runyon
1932 - 2018
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Pauline L. "Frenchie" Runyon

Fort Gratiot - Pauline Louise "Frenchie" Runyon, 85, of Fort Gratiot, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018.

She was born August 19, 1932 in Quebec, Canada to the late Alphonse and Olivine Abel. She married Norman Runyon on November 18, 1973. He preceded her in death.

Pauline was involved with the YWCA and various ski clubs from 1948 to 1970. She worked as a bookkeeper/typist for Sun Oil Company Limited in Toronto, Ontario until 1973, when she moved to the United States. Later in life, Pauline spent many years working at Younkers in Fort Gratiot.

She was a world traveler, living the life that most people only dream of. She was an amazing person and a friend to everyone she came in contact with. Pauline's friends will remember her witty sense of humor and sarcasm, her zest for life, her love for casinos and her heart of gold.

Cremation arrangements by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

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Published in The Times Herald on May 20, 2018.
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July 30, 2019
Pauline and I spent a lot of time together . But as with life our past separated a couple years ago when I moved. Just thought I would check on her when I seen this I did not know you had passed old friend. I have missed you and I will miss you even more now. You're one of the smartest strongest and funniest women I've had the pleasure to meet.. R.I.P Pauline. You will remain in my heart always.
Cheryl Parker
May 23, 2018
What a beautiful picture. Pauline was a dear friend to me and my girls. I am thankful for the time I got to spend with her. She will be greatly missed.
Tina Witkowski
May 21, 2018
Beautiful picture. Fond memories of Pauline and her beloved dog Bijou.
Doris L
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