Theresa Cornum Paulson - Obituary
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Theresa Cornum Paulson
Theresa Cornum Paulson passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of her 90th birthday at her home in Orem, Utah. She was the oldest of six children, born December 5, 1915, in Sanford, Conejos Co., Colorado, to Sidney L. Cornum and Queen Naomi Faucett. She graduated from Sanford High School where she was class valedictorian and later attended LDS Business College.
On September 19, 1934, she married Fred Martell Paulson in Colorado. They were sealed as a family on September 5, 1995, in the Provo Temple. The family grew up in Portland, Oregon, Provo, Murray, and Orem, Utah. She has been a resident of Orem for over 50 years and enjoyed her affiliation with the Orem Women's Club. She retired from JC Penney's after thirty years of dedicated service and was highly regarded by her co-workers.
Theresa was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, having served in various positions. She loved her thirteen years as an ordinance worker in the Provo and Mt.Timpanogos temples in her later life. Her greatest desire was to live as Christ would have her live. She was loved for her compassion, thoughtfulness, and sheer goodness. The most important thing in her life was her family, for whom she sacrificed much right up to her final day. She is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her children: Alice (Ken) Flake, Bountiful; Fred Martell (Linda) Paulson, Jr., Taylorsville; Max (Jeanne) Paulson, Orem; Sid (Judy) Paulson, Salt Lake City; Christie (Verne) Hansen, Kaysville; and Scott (Cindy) Paulson, Orem; thirty-nine grandchildren and ninety-six great grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Alger (Beryl) Cornum, and three sisters, Martha (Nyle) Brady, Phyllis (Bill) Levingston, and Colleen Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband (December 10, 1976), one brother, Lynn Cornum, and a grandson, Shad Liddiard.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the Timpanogos Park 2nd Ward, 1000 North Main Street, Orem, Utah. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street, Orem, and from 9:30-10:30 Friday at the Church prior to services. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.
Published in the Daily Herald on 12/7/2005.