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Constance L. Paulson

Posted September 08, 2014 in Des Moines West, Obituaries

April 5, 1941 – September 5, 2014

Connie Paulson

Connie Paulson

Constance Lucille “Connie Lou” Paulson, 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 5, 2014 with her family and friends at her side. A graveside service will be 2:00 pm, Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Harper, Iowa.

Connie was the first born of twin daughters to Harlan B. “Shorty” and Lucille K. Miller in Harper, Iowa. She grew up in Des Moines and attended St. Anthony’s Grade School and St. Joseph’s Academy. Connie married Michael Waddell and later Roger Paulson. She had three daughters and a son “from another mother” – Ralph the Cat.

Over the years Connie worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the health care center on SW 9th Street and Broadlawns Hospital. She had a generous heart and was always willing to help anyone in need. She loved to watch TV soaps and NCIS shows, and was especially fond of her twin sister’s baked goodies.

Survivors include her daughters: Kathie Naylor of Des Moines, Sonja Paulson of California, Dee Dee Mandarach of Henderson, NV; grandchildren, including: Jessica (Bobby) Davey, Joshua (Sarah) Naylor, Jeremy Naylor; great grandchildren, including: Maddison, Hailey, Lilliana Marie; twin sister, Karen McGreevey of Mason City; many cousins and dear friend, Sarah Diaz. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kavanagh House on 56th Street or Animal Rescue League. On-line condolences are welcome at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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