Pauline Bysom

Pauline Ann Bysom, 89, of Lawrence, passed away April 22 at Pioneer Ridge Health Center. She was comforted in her final days by family and friends.

Pauline was born November 2, 1922, in Junction City, Kan., the daughter of William and Alice Moore. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Clyde Bysom; daughter, Terri Bysom Stringer; sisters, Nancy Boozer and Virginia Tucker; brother, Robert Moore; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters Mary Jane and Margaret.

A graduate of Junction City High School and the University of Kansas, Pauline taught Common Learnings for 25 years at Central Junior High School in Lawrence. Before teaching, Pauline had returned to KU at the age of 39 to finish her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and complete 20 hours of doctorate work.

Pauline’s life outside of teaching included spending time with family and friends, playing golf, traveling across the county and abroad, studying history, reading fiction and caring for animals. She was extremely generous and kindhearted, always willing to help family, friends, students and charitable causes.

A memorial service will be held at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, Monday April 30th at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pauline’s memory to Lawrence Humane Society, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

10 Condolences

  1. Bill Baker and Family on April 24, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Clyde and Terri, we are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Polly was a very special person and we were blessed to have her in our lives. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. I hope we stay more closely in touch Terri and please let us know if there is anything we can do. Love, Bill

  2. Linda Orr on April 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Terri, I am so sorry to hear that you lost your Mom. I’m sure that you and your Dad will miss her greatly.


  3. Bev and Bill Mayer on April 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Dear Clyde and family,

    Know the loss of Pauly hits you all hard but hope the pain fades fast and fond memories prevail. She gave us all so much to appreciate and admire and the Bysoms have long been key members in this community. We’re sorry but if she is much better off now, we’re happy, as you should be.

    Our very best at a tough time
    Bev and Bill Mayer

  4. Jim and Alison Nye on April 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Terri and Clyde,
    Our thought and prayers are with you.

  5. Diana Leming on April 25, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Good bye to a great lady. I had her in 7th grade and loved her as a teacher.I’ve missed her all these years. God bless her and her family!

  6. Mr. Kim R. Wrench on April 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Dear Clyde and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was a student at central jr. high and remember Mrs Bysom as being a wonderful teacher and person. I used to keep up with her when I would stay in touch with Ms.Roberts over the years. My Sympathy to you all during this time and may the love of family and friends comfort you.

    Mr. Kim R.Wrench

  7. Edith, Katia,Nancy on April 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    We are deaply sorry for the loss of your loved one, Paulina.
    We want to send you some condolance. In the book of (Revelation 21:4)it says “he will wipe out every tear from thier eyes, and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore”. This text from the bible is to comfort you, because we are concious that you have lost one of your loved ones. Jesus him self knew the pain of losing someone in death, in John 11:33,35 it mentions that “Jesus gave way to tears.” Jesus’s Greif didn’t mean no hope, in fact, Jesus knew that something very wonderful was about to happen. Still, we know that Jesus did feel pain and sorrow that death brought. We send this message not to convey our own religious beleifs but to send you comfort from the Bible.

  8. Eric Shurta on April 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Dear dear Clyde,
    I know it’s been a long time since we have seen each other but I have and never will forget you or Pauly. You both have had such an impact on my life and I am very sorry to hear of Pauly’s passing. I trust and pray she was able to go in peace. I wish to send you my true heart felt pain and in spirit be able to send a hug to you from my soul for support and the love I have for the two of you.

    Eric Shurtz

  9. Barbie and Todd Morgan on April 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Dear Uncle Clyde and Teri, hope your sadness is diminished by the many fond memories Aunt Pauly left behind. She was a very well respected and kindly person. The many lives she touched through her teaching will remain for decades. We continue to pray for healing of your hearts. Love, Barbie and Todd

  10. Alan Whiitehouse on May 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

    My Sympathy goes out to you. God Bless.

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