Normadene Paulin, 97, of Las Vegas, NV peacefully passed away on May 30, 2022. She was born July 6, 1924 in Caldwell, Kansas to her loving parents, Floyd and Esther White. Following an idyllic upbringing in Caldwell, Normadene went on in 1958 to marry and enjoy 47 blessed years with the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Paulin. Soon after their wedding, they moved to Las Vegas to begin new careers and to be near Normadene’s sister, Glorene Collins and her family.
In Las Vegas, Normadene pursued a career in education, eventually retiring from the Clark County School District after over two decades. As dear to her as were the youngsters she had the privilege of working with, her greatest affection was lavished on Dick and her nieces and nephews. As an aunt, she was always up for adventure, laughter, and offers of support. This continued to be her legacy to her great and great great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her love of family, Normadene relished the beauty of the outdoors. She and Dick, along with their adored dogs, could regularly be found traveling by motorhome through the western United States. When not on the road, Normadene spent much of her time with dear friends and family, and joyfully participating in the Methodist Church.
Normadene was preceded in death by her husband, Dick, parents, sister, and nephew Randy Collins. She is survived by nephews, Rod (Kris) Collins, Chris (Kathy) Collins; nieces, LaMon Collins, and Danee (David) Campbell; six great nephews, Bryan (Natalie) Collins, Chason Westmoreland, Nick and Joe Werner, Geoffrey and Christopher Campbell; one great niece, Lyndsay (Jason) Knight; three great great nephews, Collin and Dylan Knight and Carter Collins; and two great great nieces, Tylie Collins and Mackenzie Campbell.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Caldwell City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Caldwell Alumni Association or to the Caldwell Historical Society and sent in care of the mortuary.