Dorothy J. Paulson

Apr 9, 1923 – May 23, 2014

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Dorothy J. Paulson

Dorothy J. Paulson of Seattle, passed away peacefully May 23, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. 

Dorothy was 91.  She was born April 9, 1923 in Renville County, Roosevelt Township, North Dakota. 

Preceded in death by her beloved husband Percy A. Paulson, parents Christ and Hattie Peterson and brother’s Jim and Comart Peterson. 

Loving mother to Jerry Simonson and Susan Nakata as well as daughter-in-law, Betty Simonson and son-in-law Curt Nakata. 

Dorothy’s memory is cherished by her grandchildren Jerry (Kathy) Simonson, Danny (Mikki) Simonson, Kellie (Rob) Solomon, Kyle (Destiny) Nakata, Kevin Nakata, Kathleen (Vedran) Samardzic and great-grandchildren Samantha and Sarah Simonson, Chase and Chad Simonson, Tyler, Darek and Corey Solomon and Olive Nakata. 

She will be missed by her surviving brother Donald (Geraldine) Peterson and sister’s Sylvia (Jim) Hillestad of Kenmare, North Dakota and Mary Ann (Donny) Hood of Lexington, Kentucky as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends. 

Dorothy’s family is appreciative for the care provided by the nurses and staff at Clare Bridge of Lynnwood. 

Visitation Sunday, June 1st from 12:00pm to 4:00pm with Funeral Services Monday, June 2nd at 1:00pm both at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188. 


Marie (Claeys) Olson
Normandy Park, WA
Jun 1, 2014

Susan, Jerry and family,

My heart sank as I was reading the obits today and saw your mom's picture. She was one in a million! Your Mom was such a great neighbor, especially watchful of our Mother, after our Dad passed away. I wish I could be there to celebrate Dorothy's life...she was a good Mom, a wonderful neighbor and dear friend to the Claeys family.

My sincere condolence.

Marie (Claeys) Olson

Pete & Sally Durante
Renton, Wa
Jun 1, 2014

Dear Dorothy, Thanks for all the great memories, the parties, the picnics in the back yard. Thanks for being such a good friend to our MOM. I,m sure the party is started in heaven with all the great friends and neighbors. Save us a spot will see you again one day.....Pete & Sally

Kathy and Jerry Murray
San DIego, Ca
May 31, 2014

Sending love to you and all of your family

Ken & Marlene Suemori
North Bend, WA
May 31, 2014

Our deepest sympathy, out hearts go out to you.

Daniel E. Bossuyt
Bonney Lake, Wa
May 30, 2014

I have long missed the side-yard bar-b-ques, and, of course, the kool-aid. All I could drink.

Shelley Vandemoere
Puyallup, Wa
May 30, 2014

You were such a great neighbor!! A very sweet lady may you Rest In Peace.. Love Shelley Vandemoere

Janee Marie Taylor (Bossuyt)
Koloa, HI
May 30, 2014

Aloha Nui Loa Aunt Dorothy.

I still miss those GREAT 4th of July parties.

And you were the first one to introduce me to Hawaii with the Hawaiian War Chant song you played on the old record player for us kids.

Blessings Forever,

Janee Marie

Lynn Anderson
Seattle, WA
May 30, 2014

I spent many years at her house, a wonderful woman. She will be missed.

Lynn (Eberly) Anderson

lisa gudmundson
renton, wa
May 29, 2014

We will truly miss Dorothy. She always supported my brother and I when it came to candy sales. She was always at my grandmother's house for a party. She will be very much missed.

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