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Gladys I. Paulus Memorial
Gladys I. Paulus Memorial

Gladys I. Paulus

Gladys I. Paulus

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Gladys I. Paulus, 94, of the Auburn, WA area passed away August 6, 2018 from a stroke.

She was born on the family farm in Owanka, South Dakota on January 20, 1924, she married Ray A. Paulus on October 13, 1942 and they moved to Washington in early 1946.

Gladys was very active in the Auburn community where she lived for over 30 years, after the death of her husband Ray in 1985.  She is survived by 7 of her 8 children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grand-children and 5 great-great-grand-children.

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, August 26 from 12:00 to 3:00 at the Auburn Community and Event Center, 910 9th St. SE, Auburn, WA, 98002.

The Gladys Paulus Memorial Fund has been established at the Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union (800-858-3750). Donations will be distributed to her favorite charities.

Share your memories of Gladys and sign the online guest register.


  • Jodi Riker

    The world is darker now. One of the stars that lit the way has gone dark. I miss knowing that Gladys was timeless. I would watch as she listening quietly in a meeting, knowing she was busy analyzing a situation. Always, brilliant strategies. Her bring all those willing, to talks, and to resolution. The command and respect she had had when she spoke at a meeting. And always laced with kindness and consideration of all those involved. Gladys will be known for her leadership skills leading by example. I will always miss her.

  • Shannon Walsh

    Gladys truly embodied what it is to be a good neighbor. She was a support to my family countless times over the years, particularly while my father was ill and dying. She had a soft wisdom and energetic spirit. She was a great and true friend to my mother for many years, even when they were not neighbors any longer, Gladys went out of her way to show my mom she was thinking of her. She provided me the listening ear that I needed and could also relate very easily to my young daughter, making her feel very at home and welcome any time she visited. Gladys made the word brighter for everyone around her. I will miss her, but hope that I will often feel inspired to reach out to others according to her example.

  • Jane McMahon

    Some of my great times of joy were spent with you. I’ll always love and miss you, but I know you will be at peace where you are. Blessings to your family.

  • Barry Gene Sherman Sr.

    Gladys, you were and will always be in my memories, God Bless your family and all your friends and the young ladies at the Lodge. I have missed you and every time i visited Auburn I always ask the question “How is Gladys doing?” I was just there a few weeks ago but never had time to visit. Was there or passing through. Again God Bless you and your family and you will always be in my heart.

    Past Master 2010 – 2011 of King Solomon Lodge
    Barry G. Sherman Sr.

  • Debbie Salazar

    Gladys has been in my life for 30years. Her kindness,her supportive volunteer work was amazing. Excepting praise of any kind wasn’t
    necessary. As she said,”It’s the right think to do”
    I marveled at the amount of engery she had. Yes,
    I was jealous. Gladys made a difference in my life.
    I’ll always be forever greatful that I had the privilege of knowing her.

  • Megan

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).