November 21, 2012

Margaret Waller Paulick

Margaret Waller Paulick, 68, Parker, Colorado, passed away on September 10, 2012.
She was born on June 28, 1944 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Merle and Dorothy (Schleicher) Waller, who preceded her in death. Margaret was a 1962 graduate of Bishop LeBlond High School and a 1966 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in interior design.
On November 24, 1973, she married Ronald Paulick of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They were married for thirty-eight years when he preceded her in death on January 27, 2012.
As a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Margaret spent her professional career designing interiors of commercial and public buildings in New Mexico and Colorado, including a horserace track in Sante Fe, New Mexico and numerous buildings within the University of New Mexico system. Upon moving to the Denver area, she worked as a design consultant for Haworth, Inc., a company that designs and manufactures office furniture and systems. While at Haworth, she consulted with many corporations on the designs of their office spaces.
She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, and went through many treatments, including a stem cell transplant in 1993. She remained in remission following her transplant but her later years suffered from the long-term effects of multiple treatments with aggressive chemotherapy. She kept an extraordinarily positive outlook throughout her many encounters with medical care.
She was preceded in death by her step-son Stephen Paulick.
Her survivors: two step-children: Ken Paulick (Tina Gelinas), Aurora, Colorado; Heidi Dotson (Robert) and twin grandsons, Jadon and Zachary Dotson, Cave Creek, Arizona; her brother, Lloyd F. Waller (Carol), St. Joseph, Missouri; and sister, Elaine S. Waller, Seattle, Washington.
Memorial Service in St. Joseph is planned for 11:00 A.M. November 24, 2012 Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial gifts to the charity of the donor’s choice that supports both cancer research, and patients and their families in the treatment of cancer.