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Pauline Barkdull Bentsen

Georgetown, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Death 22 Dec 1986 (aged 61)
Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Burial Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 53030190 · View Source
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~~~~My Grandmother~~~~

Pauline Barkdull Bentsen
Montpelier - Pauline Barkdull Bentsen, 61, died Monday at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born July 14, 1925 in Georgetown, to Milford Leo and Ann Louise (Hayes) Barkdull.
She married A. J. "Cub" Bentsen Feb. 03 1945 in Soda Springs, Idaho. They made their home in Montpelier, Idaho for 41 years.
She was a member of the LDS Church and worked with primary and mutual organizations while raising her daughters.
She worked in several downtown businesses and was active in the Ladies Trainmen Lodge. Her greatest love was her marrige, children, Grandchildren and many others.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking quilting, gardening, and having the family close to her. She loved gathering the family together and spending time at thier summer home in Alpine Wyo.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters. Mrs. John Margo Matthews, Mrs. Roger Nancy Toomer, and Mrs. Tim Wendy Smith, all of Montpelier; one step-daughter, Mrs. Dennis RaeAnn Wilcox. Montpelier; eight grandchildren; five grat grandchildren; her Mother of Georgetown; and one sister, Mrs. Floyd Thlema Hebdon, Salt Lake City. She was proceded in death; by her father, Milford Leo Barkdull; one brother Milford "Scott"; and one grandson, Jens Matthews
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Montpelier Fourth Ward Chapel. Friends may call at Matthews Mortuary from 11:30 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be be in the Montpelier Cemetery.

Cause of Death - Colon Cancer

A baby cradled in your arms...
Teaching me your gentle charms.
Growing up with you by my side...
Learning from you never to lie.
To understand and not judge too...
Love and kindness I also learned from you.
Through the years you watched me grow...
Teaching me everything I'd need to know.
Listening to every word I've said...
And every word I've wrote you've read.
You've been there for me to the end...
Until the day for you, God did send.
Now you watch me from up above...
Shining down on me your heavenly love.
I will miss you with all my heart...
Thank you for being there from the start..
There are moments in life when you miss someone
So much, you just want to pluck them from
Your dreams and hug them for real.
When the door of happiness has closed, another will open.
Let us not spend too long staring at that closed door,
that we don't see the one which has opened for us.
We are all together, celebrating someone who made us smile,
Someone who made our dark days seem bright,
Someone who made our hearts sing.
Grandma would tell us to dream what we want to dream,
Go where we want to go,
be who we want to be,
Because we only have one short life
And one chance to do all the things we want to do.
Grandma had enough happiness to make her sweet,
enough tries to make her strong,
enough sorrow to keep her human
and enough hope to keep her happy.
The happiest of people don't always have;
the best of everything,
They just make the most of everything and everyone who come their way.

Grandma, when you were born you were crying,
And everyone around you was smiling.
You have lived your life to the very end.
You're now the one who is smiling,
and everyone around you is crying.

You have touched so many lives,
in your own special way.
Your spirit lives on in all of our memories,
And within all of our hearts.

We won't be counting the years which pass,
But counting all of the wonderful memories
you have left us to enjoy.

Thank you for all those memories! xoxoxo
love and miss you. I'll see you again someday when my time here in this life comes to and end. Until that day, I am sending you to all many hugs and kisses to heaven.
Son In-laws:
Roger Dee Toomer
Brandon Dennis Wilcox
Great Grandsons:
Michael James Sims
Charles Tyson Sims
Brother In-Law:
Floyd Lorenzo Hebdon
Mark Gregory Hebdon


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Pauline Barkdull Bentsen

  • Created by: In Memory of Margo & Jens
  • Added: 30 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53030190
  • In Memory of Margo & Jens
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pauline Barkdull Bentsen (14 Jul 1925–22 Dec 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53030190, citing Montpelier City Cemetery, Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by In Memory of Margo & Jens (contributor 47291843) .