Gering Memorial Chapel

1755 11th St., Gering, NE


Carolyn J Paulsen

August 4, 1942August 12, 2020

Carolyn J. Paulsen, 78 of Scottsbluff, passed away August 12, 2020 at Regional West Medical Center surrounded by her children. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service per her request. Online condolences may be made by viewing Carolyn’s memorial page at www.geringchapel.com.

Carolyn was born August 4, 1942 in Callaway NE to Donald and Rowena (Cool) Carter. She received her education and diploma from Holdrege High School. Carolyn was united in marriage to Richard Paulsen on June 6, 1964 in Holdrege, NE. To this union, 3 children were born.

Carolyn started her career as a florist in Lexington, NE. After moving to Gering with her family she went to work for Nash Finch Company and later became a graphic designer for Will Print. She had a passion for reading and loved cooking new recipes and spending time with her family.

Survivors include daughters, Cheri Hutchison, Lori (Aimee) Paulsen, son Mike (Chrissy) Paulsen, Grandchildren Jon (Jamie) Hutchison, Bret Hutchison, Rachel Lewis, Emma Paulsen and great grandchildren Quinn and Callen Hutchison.

Her parents and brother Richard Carter preceded her in death.


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Carolyn J Paulsen

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Helen Scott

August 25, 2020


You are such a funny and loving person. I am shocked to read of your passing. I will always treasure the time we worked together at the Star Herald; I so enjoyed chatting with you and were a highlight in coming to work. Much love to you; prayers and condolences to your family.

You will be missed!

Patsy Tilson

August 18, 2020

Dear family,
Aunt Carol was such a beautiful person. As a child I would be so excited to spend time with her and your family. She was patient, kind and sincere always. Loved her smile and gentleness to me , I will always keep her in my memories.
My sympathies to the family
Prayers and may God bless you!
Patsy Tilson

Ken McBride

August 18, 2020

When Carol came to work for me I knew right away that she was special. She quickly became a friend and then a part of the family. She was a hard worker with a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh. I find it hard to put into words how Lynda and I, as well as my entire family felt about her. We loved her and will miss very much. Rest in Peace my dear friend and thank you for the wonderful memories.

Bonnie Carlson Herndon

August 17, 2020

Carol was my best friend the last few years in high school (Holdrege), and I have so many wonderful memories with her. She always had such a beautiful smile. Carol was my "model" in Lincoln when I took the test and got my Cosmetology license in 1962. We have tried to keep in touch over the years. I'm so saddened to hear of her passing, my thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Bonnie Carlson Herndon

Bruce and Donna Bennett

August 15, 2020

To the family of Mrs. Paulsen,
We lived next to the Paulsens and I remember how nice Mrs. Paulsen was. I babysat for the kids one evening and I remember she walked me home even though we were across the street from each other. I know Heaven received her with open arms and she will be there when Father God calls each of us home. Hold the wonderful memories you have of your sweet mother, these are her special gifts to you.
Friends in Jesus Christ,
Bruce and Donna (Acker) Bennett
Kyle, Texas

Kermit Wright

August 15, 2020

We met Carol and Richard after going to work at Nebraska Public Power in 1977.
We always enjoyed our time spent with Carol. Had a few beers and played cards a little but.
She always had a smile on her face, and a friendly greating whenever we would run into her from time to time.
We have many fond memories of Carol. We were blessed to have known her.
Kermit and Shirley

Linda Pasquarella

August 14, 2020

The moment I met Carol I could tell that she had a heart of gold. Her smile was so genuine and her laugh beautiful. She'd give the shirt off of her back and loved her family deeply. It's a huge loss without her but we will see her again when we get to Heaven. May the Lord bring peace to her beautiful, loving family!


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