Pauline Lauer

Obituary of Pauline Anne Lauer

Our beloved Mom, Pauline Anne Lauer, went to be with the angels on December 16th, 2022 in Oroville, California after a courageous and brave battle with cancer. 

She was born in Portola, CA on September 25, 1936 to Dentley Robert and Velma LaVada Middleton at the Western Pacific Railroad Hospital. She was a surprise twin; born fifteen minutes after her twin sister Christine. As a young child, she moved around with her family living in Graeagle, CA, then the Grants Pass, John Day, and Lakeview and Oregon areas. There she helped on the farm, milking the cows and churning butter for her family. She attended one room school houses in Oregon until she moved to Chico, CA in 1948 and attended Chico Jr. High School. She graduated from Chico Senior High School in 1954, while also working full time for her Dad in the summer. She attended Chico State for 2 years where she met her first husband Norman White Jr. They were married in 1956 and moved to Quincy, CA and had 2 children together; Michael J. and Kelly J. In Quincy, she worked for Murray and Edwards Insurance and the CHP. After they separated, Pauline moved briefly to Mountain View, CA where she worked at Allstate Insurance. In 1968, she moved back to Oroville, CA where she held various secretarial jobs working for the assessor’s office at Butte County and for her parents at Chico Moulding/Middleton Moulding Company and Prospector’s Village. It was while she was working for Prospector’s Village that she met the love of her life, William (Bill) E. Lauer, known as “Bill the Barber.” They married November 11th, 1972 and she gained 3 stepsons; William, Michael and James Lauer. Pauline was proudly married to her best friend Bill for 47 years. Their proudest accomplishment together was building their cabin by the lake in Little Grass Valley in 1994. They enjoyed every summer together there with family and friends. Pauline served 27 years as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Little Grass Valley Property Owners Association and had just retired from her duties this year.

Pauline was timeless in the spirit of grace she exuded. She will always be remembered for her positivity, kindness, sweet demeanor, loving spirit and her beauty inside and out. She was the epitome of a classy lady; always dressed to the nines whether she was staying home, going to town or just going to cut wood. She had the extraordinary ability to recall any and every detail and was extremely talented in her secretarial and accounting abilities. She enjoyed reading, decorating, and taking pictures. She had a deep love for her family and never missed an opportunity to spend time with them. Her children, grandchildren and especially being a “GG” to her great grandchildren brought her the most joy up until the day she went to heaven.

Pauline is survived by her twin sister Christine (Keith) Thomassen, son Michael (Angie) White, daughter Kelly (Henry) Reeson, stepsons, William Lauer, Michael (Jamie) Lauer, James (DeDe) Lauer, Grandchildren, and 7 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Dentley and Velma LaVada Middleton, her husband William (Bill) E. Lauer, and younger sister Kathleen Brandol.

 Arrangements entrusted to Ramsey Funeral Home (530)534-3877.


Pauline Lauer Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, January 20, 2023
Ramsey Funeral Home
1175 Robinson Street
Oroville, California, United States

Pauline Lauer Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Ramsey Funeral Home
1175 Robinson Street
Oroville, California, United States

Pauline Lauer Burial

10:00 am
Monday, January 23, 2023
Memorial Park Cemetery
5646 Lincoln Blvd.
Oroville, California, United States
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