Pauletta Krum

Obituary of Pauletta Rosella Krum

Pauletta Rosella Krum, 81, passed away at her home in Littleton on March 11 2022.  Pauletta was born to Paul and Esther (Winters) Krum  December 23, 1940. 

Pauletta spent most of her childhood in Greeley, moving back from Portland, Oregon after WWII, where her mother and several aunts had worked in the shipyards to help with the war effort.  Her family opened a restaurant in Greeley upon returning and she grew up working along side them, learning her strong sense of work ethic.

Always eager to learn, Pauletta earned five college degrees culminating with a doctorate in history. She started her career in education teaching high school and taught in various locations including Northeastern Colorado, Cheyenne, and Scottsbluff.  After receiving her doctorate she began teaching at the University of South Dakota in Yankton. 

Pauletta was married for a short time to Clyde Owens in the mid 1960's and they remained friends until time and space separated them permanently.

Pauletta was also a highly regarded antiques dealer for the past 30 years.  She was the owner of PK Antiques and was known for her exquisite taste in Italian, French and Asian antiquities. 

Pauletta's  truest love was her dogs.  She loved all dogs, but especially Pomeranians.  She raised, trained and showed them for more than 30 years.  She won many shows and titles with her dogs including grand champion.  She would spend her happiest time loving and grooming them.  She made some of her best friendships through the world of dog shows.

Pauletta is survived by a half-brother, Corman Krum and his family of Portland, Oregon and numerous cousins (possibly hundreds) on both sides of an enormous family. 

Pauletta will be missed by three long time friends Julie, Nancy and Michael.  The one who will miss her the most will be her great grand niece Brooklyn, her "Brooky". 

Celebration of life to be later this summer

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