Elizabeth R. Paulson, 55 of Eau Claire passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire.

Elizabeth was born on March 8, 1962 to Edward Sr. and Audrey (Blaim) Paulson in Rhinelander, WI. She was a graduate of Eau Claire Memorial High School. Following graduation, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She managed Lane Bryant & Catherine’s clothing stores in Eau Claire and she also worked as an interior designer and sales associate for Leath & HOM Furniture. Elizabeth enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends, especially her four legged friends.

Elizabeth is survived by her mother, Audrey of Gladstone, MI; brother, Edward Paulson Jr. of Gladstone, MI; one niece Kristin (David) Burkart of Cedarburg, WI; two great-nieces, Maisie and Halle Burkart; one aunt, Helen Mattila of Republic, MI; one uncle, Leland (Irene) Blaim.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her father, Edward Sr.; and her sister, Kathryn Paulson.

Memorials may be directed to the Paulson Family via Smith Funeral Chapel, 2222 London Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Memorial services will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday.


  1. Audrey, Elizabeth was a VERY special lady. We worked together at HOM. She had a heart of gold and I treasure her friendship. She faced may issues in her life and it ended to soon. May she rest in peace. Love you “Elizabethian” !!! Jenny

  2. We lived across the street from Elizabeth. We will miss her laugh, and miss the four legged members of her family. Especially, Bella, and Ninja. May she rest in peace, and be a good neighbor and have all cats and dogs, who need care in Heaven. The French’s

  3. Audrey we are so sorry for the loss of both of your daughters. We need to be out of town this weekend, but want you to know that we are thinking of you. Every time we sit in that little Norwegian chair and every time I look at my drapes in my office, I think of the times we spent together. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Elizabeth worked with me at HOM Furniture; she gave me a nickname of “Kidlett.” Working Tuesday Nights were always my favorite with her and another co-worker because I knew I would get a chance to have great life chats with her. She had an amazing skill of connecting with people and animals. She looked for the best qualities in EVERYONE and that is one thing that I loved about her most. I can imagine her now with a lap full of cats and dogs smiling down on us all.

  5. Elizabeth always wanted to make someone else happy, even when she was not feeling well herself. As one of her nurses, I appreciated that. I am sorry for your loss. Warmly, Paula

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