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Joan G. Paulson

Joan G. (Frey) Paulson, 93, of Chandler, AZ passed away February 8, 2017.  She was born February 28, 1923 in Edgemont, SD to John and Louise (Schafer) Frey.  Her family moved to Belle Fourche, SD in the early 1930’s and she graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1941.  She married Lyndon (Lindy) Paulson July 19, 1941 in Yuma, AZ and resided in San Diego during WWII.  She and Lindy moved back to Belle to raise their family and to work for Frey’s Hardware & Furniture and raise their family.  They bought the business in the early 1960’s and sold it in 1972.  They moved to Texas owning and operating motels before retiring and moving to Arizona in 1989.  Her husband, her parents, her sisters (Evelyn, Luella, and Mildred), and her daughter Barbara (Bobbie Locke) preceded her passing.  She is survived by daughter Pam (Tom) Lyons of Magnolia, TX, son Jeffrey (Martha) Paulson of Chandler, AZ, and son Dr. L. Joel (Barbara) Paulson of Yuma, AZ, 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and two great-great granddaughters due in March 2017.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, sisters-in law Lucille Thorpe of Kansas and Carol Luper of California, and brother in law Milton (Virginia) Paulson of Los Angeles.  A private family memorial will take place at a later date.


  • Dennis & Sandi Bucher Posted February 9, 2017 12:51 PM

    Jeff and family, we are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You have been so fortunate to have her for so long. She is a much better place now. May your memories ease your loss. Our prayers are with you!

  • Jim Ripperger Posted February 9, 2017 1:07 PM

    Jeff. My heart goes out to you. She was a wonderful lady.

  • Judy and Roger Bonefield Posted February 9, 2017 7:01 PM

    Jeff and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Share the Memories tho they’ll brings tears and perhaps even smiles upon your face. Take care in knowing many friends are thinking of you all.

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