Pauline M. Hunter

November 14, 1923 ~ September 19, 2010

Pauline M. Hunter, 86, of Lake Charles, died Sunday September 19, 2010 at a local care center.

Mrs. Hunter was born in Beaumont, Texas November 14, 1923 to Israel Jacob and Mae Pomerantz Abelman. She began her post high school education at Hunter College in New York. After graduating from there, Mrs. Hunter became a member of the Navy WAVES during World War II. Following her service to the country, Mrs. Hunter attended and graduated from the University of California, Berkley and the University of Montana. Mrs. Hunter followed her husband's career as a geologist in the oil industry, to many countries and foreign lands, always embracing the people and culture that surrounded her. She retired after a career of teaching high school English.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Thornton Hunter. Mrs. Hunter is survived by her brother, Moses Abelman, Lake Charles , seven nieces and nephews, Lenny Abelman, Harold Abelman, Henry Abelman, Danny Rosenburg, Mark Rosenburg, Bettye Philippes, Barbara Gayle, her brother and sister-in-law William and Lucille Hunter, and many dear friends.

As to Mrs. Hunter's final wishes, her remains are to be cremated and buried next to her late husband in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. I met Ms. Pauline at Villa Maria Retirement center a few years ago when I was asked to sit with her. We formed a friendship that will always touch my heart.She was a brilliant witty woman that I grew to love. She often spoke of her nephews with great pride and fondness.I remember one day when I was sitting for her and she received a surprise visit from her brother and his son and her great nephew. Her excitement couldn't be contained and her eyes lit up the room with joy. She loved her family very much and her nephews were her pride and joy.Even though the latter years of her life were a great struggle due to her physical pain, she loved to tell stories of her travels and adventures in life. She could make the memories of her life come alive when she would speak of her Dean and the special love they were fortunate to share. We would sit for hours and I would listen eagerly as she unfolded the stories of the wonderful life they lived together. She was blessed in that special relationship that some never experience and she knew this and was eternally grateful.Pauline was a pioneer of women as her accomplishments conveyed. I loved to listen to her many adventures as a young college student at Berkley and her life in the navy as a young woman. She lived a full and rich life as a teacher, wife and friend. I will miss you Pauline and think of you often…. I am relieved you are out of your pain and once again with your darling Dean.

  2. Pauline was a great woman. We liked her very much and ejoyed her company. Please let us know if there will be a memorial service for her as we want to be there.Shirley Riff Billings

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