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Alma Paul

Jul 9, 2010

Alma M. Paul, 100, of Westhope, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, in a Bottineau nursing home.

Alma was born April 15, 1910, at McIntosh, S.D., a daughter of Alex and Louise (Ecker) Kersten. She was reared and educated in McIntosh. She graduated from high school in 1928. She married Howard A. (Allin) Paul on Oct. 25, 1930, at McIntosh. The couple’s early years of marriage saw many moves due to Allin’s job with Northwestern Bell, until transferring to Rugby in 1934. In 1951, they moved to Minot. After retiring in 1964, they became property managers of the Methodist Youth Camp in Fontanelle, Neb. In 1967, the couple managed Camp Grassick near Dawson, N.D., a camp for handicapped children sponsored by the Elks Lodges of North Dakota. They retired again in 1979, and moved to Red Bluff, Calif. In 1982, they returned to North Dakota, first to Bismarck, and in 1985 to Westhope. Allin died May 25, 1989. She continued to live in Westhope. Shortly before her death, she moved to Bottineau.

She is survived by a daughter, Louise Ballantyne, Westhope; three sons, Howard, Canton, S.D., Robert, Louisville, Ky., and James, Westminster, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Cremation has taken place, there will be no services.

Arrangements by Nero Funeral Home, Bottineau.

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