Pauline Catherine Angle

January 12, 1922December 9, 2013

Pauline Catherine Angle passed this week having fulfilled 91 years as a talented artist, loving wife and caring mother. Pauline was an adored person by family and friends. She was an inspiration to her family. She expressed love to everyone.

Pauline was married to James Angle for 44 years. They met at a General Motors Institute dance and were married the following year. They had three children: James Richard Angle ( married to Rita, with children Chelsea and Colin), Janet Marie Wieland ( married to Larry, with children Christopher and Emily) and Susan Angle Damone (son James.) She had one great grandchild, Oliver James born to Christopher and his wife Becca Wieland.

Pauline was born in Owosso in 1922 to George Skaff and Martha (Van deMark) Skaff. There were five siblings in the family: Woodrow Skaff, Marie Black, Don Skaff and John Skaff.

Pauline went to Zimmerman School and Central High School. She took art classes at the Flint Institute of Art. She also studied art in Detroit and Chicago. This education prepared her to become an award winning artist. She showed at the Flint Institute of Art, Mott Community College, Shiawasee Arts Council and Fandangles. She was a member of the Flint Artist’s Market and Left Bank Gallery for over 60 years.

Pauline worked as a designer at Skaff’s and Joseph’s Interiors. She also operated her own design firm, Angle Interiors for about thirty years.

Pauline was a lifetime member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Her contributions to the church included teaching Sunday school and serving on numerous committees including the decorating committee and new church building committee. Pauline’s faith informed her politics. She was passionate about protecting human rights for all people.

Pauline and her family summered at the family cottage at Point Lookout on Lake Huron for the last 84 years. Five generations of the family vacationed at the cottage. She and her sister Marie enjoyed swimming in Lake Huron every morning, regardless of the weather conditions or the water temperature. The family loved to play bridge in the summer house overlooking the lake. It was a retreat from the world and a haven for creating family memories.

A charitable fund was created in Pauline's name for the benefit of students at the Flint Institute of Arts. Donations can be made to the fund. Please make checks payable to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, with the Pauline Angle Endowment Fund noted in the memo line, 500 South Saginaw Street, Suite 200, Flint, Michigan 48502


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Dr. Terry Van Allen

December 19, 2013

Polly is the one of the most wonderful individuals that my wife and I have ever known. We are in awe of her talents in the arts and church and community, including raising a wonderful family. Her wonderful family speaks volumes about her wonderful contribution to the world. She is also one of the wittiest individuals we have ever known with her wonderful sense of humor. We love and miss her. We are better and this world is better, because of her!

Doug Speck

December 19, 2013

My condolences to Jim and family. I only met Mrs. Angle once in the course of my work with The Salvation Army. I was warmly received in her home and felt an instant kinship. I wish I could have known her better.

Jeni Spaulding

December 18, 2013

We certainly loved our Polly girl.

I have fond childhood memories of my visits with Polly and I was always so mesmerized by her talent.

The world, especially Green Valley Drive, was a better place because of her and she will be missed always.


December 16, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Isa 33:24 tells us that soon "No resident will say I am sick." Sickness and death will be a thing of the pass. Until then please be comforted by the God of all comfort.


December 16, 2013

My thoughts and prayers of comfort go out to her beloved family and friends. Polly and I shared painting painting experiences a the Flint Institute of Art. She was a gifted artist.
Dona Jadwin, Fenton

December 15, 2013

Jim and Rita,

My thoughts and prayers are centered on you and your family today. God Bless You and keep you comforted as you deal with your sadness.

David Hyde
Dallas, TX

Sally Baker

December 15, 2013

Sorry to hear we lost her. Special thoughts to Jim and Jan.

December 12, 2013

The world lost a wonderful lady with the passing of Polly. Four of her beautiful paintings hang in my home reminding me so often of her God-given talent of painting. As a young person, she was my Sunday School teacher. She was a wonderful teacher who taught us to love the hymns and turn to them in time of need. I still follow that guidance today! She and I recited a hymn together a couple
of weeks ago when we had a chance to visit together. The world is a better place because of Polly's footprint. I pray that you her family are comforted in the days ahead by the fond memories you have of her love and guidance. Much love to you all! Shayne Kellogg