Corrine "Codie" Paulson, formerly of Minot and Seattle, Wash., passed away at her home in Sun City West, Ariz., on May 14, 2012. She was surrounded by family at the time of her peaceful passing.
Codie was born in North Dakota on May 28, 1926, to Margaret and Cecil Dickerson. In May 1948, she graduated from Minot State Teachers College, and she married Jerald Paulson one month later. In 1961, they moved their family of 4 children to Seattle, Wash. Codie began her teaching career there. She retired as chairman of the Home Economics Department at Ballard High School, where she taught child development to students working in the on-site preschool, and she coordinated the Food Education and Service Training Program. Codie was a member of the Seattle Home Economics Teachers Association, Euthenics, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. After retirement, Codie and Jerry moved to Sun City West, Ariz. Jerry passed away in 2006, and Codie shared her last few years with Don Schmunk.
Codie was a fun-loving person who stayed in touch with many friends from over the decades and with relatives from around the world. She enjoyed music, international travel, and she was always up for a road trip. But mostly, she loved being with her family and friends, for whom she was a constant source of encouragement. Her life was enriched by her strong faith, and she was always an active member of the Lutheran church.
Codie was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Paulson; her parents; and brother, Richard Dickerson.
She is survived by: her four children, Diane, Dana, Mark, and Bruce; 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Connie Laabs of Seattle, Wash., and Sun City West, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service: Was held May 26, 2012, at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, Ariz.
Memorials: May be sent to Zion Lutheran Church, 1800 Hiawatha St. SE, Minot, ND 58701. Codie was an active member of that church while living in Minot.