Caron L. Paulson age 55 of Clear Lake, WI, died suddenly on Wednesday evening, September 15, 2010 in an automobile accident in Clear Lake Township.
Caron Lee Paulson was born on May 10, 1955, in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Marshall & Florence (Lee) Hollingsworth. She moved with her family numerous times during her childhood to various cities throughout the southeastern United States. In 1972, Caron moved to New Berlin, WI and graduated from James Madison High School in 1973. After high school, she attended the University of WI at Eau Claire and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology. She continued her education at Bowling Green State University in Ohio were she earned a Masters Degree in 1978. On September 3, 1978, Caron was married to Paul A. Paulson, Jr., in Eau Claire, WI and together they raised two daughters, Brianna & Megan. In 1982 they moved to Clear Lake, WI and she began working with CESA 11 in Turtle Lake and Prairie Farm. She has been teaching early childhood special education and as a speech therapist in Turtle Lake for over 25 years and had not lost a bit of passion for her students and pushing them to succeed. Caron was also an active member of the Reeve Evangelical Free Church, serving in many capacities there. Due to her daughter’s disabilities, Caron had a special place in her heart for Polk County Special Olympics. She had many roles in Special Olympics over the years, but most importantly she was their personal cheerleader. She loved gardening, snowmobiling, crocheting, stamping, & scrap booking. Caron also loved to watch the Food Network and enjoyed trying out new recipes. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.
Caron is preceded in death by her parents, Marshall & Florence Hollingsworth, father-in-law Paul A. Paulson and sister-in-law Karen Wittstock.
Paul Paulson, Jr. – Clear Lake, WI
Brianna Paulson – Clear Lake, WI
Megan (Dave) Burlingame – St. Paul Park, MN
Eli Burlingame & his baby brother – St. Paul Park, MN
Richard Hollingsworth – Woodstock, GA
Laurel Paulson – Clear Lake, WI
Brothers & Sisters-in-Law
Cheryl (Vern) Andren – Madison, WI
Craig (Diane) Paulson – Clear Lake, WI
Ron Wittstock – Amery, WI
And many nieces, nephews, family & friends
Your mom sounds like she was an amazing woman! It just seems so unfair to lose a loved one in such a sudden way. I am so sorry. It seems that she will be missed by many, many people. I am sure these next days and weeks will be incredibly hard and I just can’t imagine. Praying that through it all you will be able to cling to the One who created you and cares for you beyond measure.
A few verses for you…
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid
Megan and family,
My heart hurts with yours from afar. May you feel God’s arms holding you tight and hugging you as only He can! I will always remember singing in Linda Johnson’s choir … “You have turned my mourning into dancing, Lord!” That day will come. Until then, remember Isaiah 25:8…”he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces…” Your family is loved by ours…we are praying with the many others who are upholding you all!
Megan, it is quite evident your mother was a blessing to everyone around her and she’s passed that on through you! I’ve had you on my mind so much and having been praying that God would surround you with peace, and will continue praying. Your mom and I also share a birthday I just learned. Love and prayers are with you as you move through this week, and the many weeks ahead.
Beautiful words! Missing you.
I just wanted to stop in and say thank you to all that have and are praying for us. Megan’s incredible mom raised an incredible daughter that has been a rock the last several days. I know I would not be very functional if not for her. We know Caron has gotten all the answers to all her questions and is at peace and we are granted some measure of grace and peace knowing that. She’s leaves a huge hole in our lives that I promise to both Megan and Brianna I will try to step up and fill. I know several of Megan’s other mom’s check in here and I only ask that they squeeze a little room into their lives for an additional daughter or two. I love all my girls with all my heart and I will pour that out on two little boys soon! Thanks again and if anyone wants to contact me direct I’m at firstname.lastname@example.org. Love you Megan, Dad
Paulson family. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily!!!! This is a very sweet tribute to your mom/wife. I know that this is a very difficult time for you all but wanted you all to know that I think of you so many times throughout the day and I know that the Lord that we love is holding you closely. I will be happy to step up and be a mom and or grandma if you ever need one.