In Loving Memory
October 5, 1934 – May 17, 2015
Barbara Paulin, 80, of Daphne, Alabama, left the physical plane for life in the spirit on May 17th, 2015. She passed in peace with her family by her side and loved ones already in spirit awaiting her arrival. She was born and grew up in Hamilton, New Jersey, and later lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she met and married an exceptional man, Ralph Paulin. Upon her retirement in 1984, the Paulin family settled in Northwest Florida. Sadly, Ralph passed in 2001.
Barbara’s life was about communication, her passion being the written word. Her business career was diversified and spanned thirty years, but her avocation–the study of human nature and spiritual philosophy–was lifelong. She began writing short stories at the age of ten, often contributed articles to magazines, and saw her book on meditation and intuition, “Path of Promise, Path of Peace,” published by the Virginia Beach A.R.E. Press in 1995. Ms. Paulin was working on a second book of nonfiction at the time of her passing.
Barbara’s vocabulary excluded the word “stranger.” She understood that we all are spiritually connected and thus we all are family. Her strengths were her compassion for those in pain and a deep appreciation for all of the blessings given her, especially a wonderful array of friends. She was christened in and uplifted by the Episcopal faith and further sustained by the Unity Church of Christianity in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Paulin; her parents, Mable and John Adams; her brother, Barry Adams, and her beloved grandson, Devon Sweat.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa MacKenzie (Ken) of Fairford, England; son Christopher Rupell (Patricia) of Daphne, Alabama; daughter, Shannon Teichmann (Tim) of Celeste, Texas; granddaughter, Danica Hebner (Jeff) of Navarre, Florida; granddaughter, Tiffany Sweat of Lorton, Virginia; granddaughter Kayleigh Sweat of Baltimore, Maryland; grandson, Biniam Fox-Berhane of Sherman, Texas; great-granddaughter, Makaila Hebner of Navarre, Florida; great-grandson, Devon Hebner of Navarre, Florida; great-grandson Isaac Hebner of Navarre, Florida; William Adams (Mickey) of San Angelo, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Barbara’s wishes and her unwavering belief that life is ongoing and there is no true separation, there will not be a public service. Notes of condolence or memories can be sent to: Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Rupell, 29581 Douglas Road, Daphne, AL 36526. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Adopt-a-Kitty, 8021 Fordham Road, Mobile, Alabama 36619, or [email protected] for PayPal; or to your local non-kill animal shelter or rescue group. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.