Posted: July 10th, 2014

1951 ~ 2014
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Marlene Paulsen of Medicine Hat, AB., announce her passing which occurred at her residence on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.  Marlene was born on February 20, 1951, at Vanguard, SK.  She grew up on the family farm at Hallonquist, SK. and graduated from Hodgeville High School.  Marlene worked for many years in the banking industry from Swift Current, SK. to Richmond, B.C.  She resided most of her life in Calgary, AB. with her partner, Darrell Willett before moving to Medicine Hat to be closer to her daughter, Shannon and her family.  Marlene enjoyed getting out to shop for clothes, jewellery and frog ornaments.  She enjoyed visiting and going for coffee with her friends.  Her most precious moments came from spending time with her grandsons, Skylar and Preston, either at their home or at the lake.  Marlene is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Mark) Fink and two grandsons Skylar and Preston of Medicine Hat;  one brother, Milton Paulsen of Hallonquist;  one sister, Tammy (Ken) Deobald of Swift Current;  nephew, Blake (Erlene) Deobald;  great-nephew, Vann and a great-niece, Bobbi of Swift Current as well as a niece, Brigitte Deobald of Calgary.  She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Irene Paulsen as well as one grandson named Simon.  A funeral service officiated by Pastor Bob McGougan was held at the Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church on Saturday, July 5, 2014.  Interment will take place at a future date in Swift Current.   (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.  Telephone:  403-527-6455.

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