Mary Paulsen

Born: Sioux City, IA on 24 April 1943

Passed away: Denham Springs, LA on 13 December 2015

Aged: 72 years

Funeral Date: 09 July 2016

Service Details

A Celebration of Life is planned for July 9, 2016, 11 am.

This is not a formal affair, we want to enjoy time with loved ones and have everyone share our favorite memories of this special woman.

We have the Lodge at Lake Ahquabi reserved for the whole day. We will have beverages, food and music, and invite you to bring a dish to share and something to grill, if you are so inclined. If you are not able to bring anything, please still join us because it is a Mom party and therefore we will have enough to feed an army.

Any questions, ask Colleen, Jill, or Tim. Thanks!!

The Story

Mary Kathleen Paulsen, 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at her home in Denham Springs, Louisiana, surrounded by love.
Survivors include her children, Tim (Debbie) Eads, Jill (Carolynn) Eads-Lee and Colleen (Jason) Sites; dear friend and former husband Andrew Eads; siblings Darlene Eckerman, Colleen (Ken) Johnson, Bob Glisar, Lee Cummins, and Carole Cummins-Simms; six grandchildren Moses (Nicki) Castellano, Megan Castellano, Mackenzie Castellano, Colby Eads, Chase Eads, and Cameron Sites; and two great-grandchildren Reagan and Kennedy Castellano; nineteen nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Glisar, mother Elizabeth Cummins, and stepfather Norman Cummins.
“I love all of my children, even the ones I did not give birth to.” This quote perfectly illustrates our Mom’s generous and loving nature. Coffee and crosswords got her up in the morning, before starting the work of the day. Mary wholeheartedly embraced her most treasured role of Motherhood. She supported her children in countless committees, fundraisers, sports, scouts, music and dance activities. She also excelled in professional environments, and as any of her colleagues would tell you, she was a hard worker and committed teammate. To meet Mary was to become her friend or unofficially adopted child or grandchild. She showed her love in whatever capacity she had to give. Her affection might be in the form of food, gifts, hugs and kisses, or in the true gift of her presence, conversation and laughter. This presence and her bright smile will be sorely missed.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Colleen Sites to be used toward the Celebration of Life or to the charity of your choice.
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I can hear Mary's laugh now. She was such a sweet lady and will be terribly missed. My thoughts and prayers for all who loved her.

Stacey Day


Thank you so much, Stacey!

Colleen Sites