Lois A. Paules


April 19, 1933 – July 17, 2018

FORT LARAMIE – Funeral services for Lois A. Paules, 85, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Fort Laramie Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Laramie Cemetery. 

Lois died at her home in Torrington on July 17, 2018. Memorials may be given to the Fort Laramie Presbyterian Church. The casket will be closed. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com. 

Lois was born April 19, 1933, in Gering, Neb., the daughter of Evert and Mary Wilson. She started school in Gering before the family moved to the Mitchell, Neb., area. They then moved to Veteran, where she attended and graduated Veteran High School in 1952. She worked and received on the job training to become an LPN. 

She married Clifford Paules on Feb. 27, 1957, in Torrington. They lived in Mitchell while she worked as a nurse in a Scottsbluff, Neb., hospital. They moved to Shirley Basin, where she was a nurse for Pathfinder Mines until 1979. Lois then worked as a nurse for the Natrona County Sheriff’s office until 1981, when they moved to Elko, Nev. She worked several jobs there and in 1984 they moved back to Goshen County, where she served as a judge in Fort Laramie for three years and then retired. They moved to Torrington in 2011.

Lois enjoyed quilting and was a life member of both the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries.

Lois is survived by her husband, Cliff, of Torrington; a son, Corey Paules, of Gering; a brother, Elden Wilson, of Springfield, Mo.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Cindy; a brother; and a grandson.

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