Theresa Paulson (Cornum)

5 Dec 1915 - 5 Dec 2005

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Theresa Paulson (Cornum)

5 Dec 1915 - 5 Dec 2005
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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 fr
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Theresa Paulson (Cornum)

Married: 19 Sep 1934

Orem Cemetery

1520 North 800 East
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States

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Theresa Cornum Paulson - Obituary

Contributor: crex Created : 4 years ago Updated : 4 years ago

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.

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Theresa Paulson (Cornum) was born on 5 Dec 1915
Theresa Paulson (Cornum) was 14 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Theresa Paulson (Cornum) was 24 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Theresa Paulson (Cornum) was 30 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Theresa Paulson (Cornum) was 37 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Theresa Paulson (Cornum) was 49 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Theresa Paulson (Cornum) was 63 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Theresa Paulson (Cornum) was 74 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Theresa Paulson (Cornum) was 78 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Theresa Paulson (Cornum) died on 5 Dec 2005 at the age of 90
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