Mary “Pauline” McLeod, 82, of Nokomis passed away comfortably in her home on Monday, March 13, 2023.
Cremation rites were accorded and burial will be at a later date. Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis is in charge of arrangements.
Pauline was born to Andrew and Edith (Pruitt) Golden on November 2, 1940 in Covington, Tennessee. She was graduated from high school and later moved to Sterling, Illinois where she met and married her first husband, Don Hayes and he preceded her in death. She moved to San Diego California where she met and married, Robert (Bob) Evan McLeod and he also preceded her in death.
Pauline was a strong, independent and self-employed woman for most of her early life. Pauline and her husband, Bob ran a family custom made furniture business specializing in bean bag chairs. She later went to work for Viejas Casino in Alpine, California for several years. She moved to Nokomis in 2007 to be closer to her family.
She is survived by her son, Daniel D. (Diane) Hayes of Idaho Falls, ID, daughter Courtney B. (Scott) McLeod- Robinson of Nokomis; brothers Paul Golden of Hillsboro, IL, Roger Golden of Hillsboro, IL and sister Carolyn Golden Baser of Mounds, OK; grandchildren, Aaron Scott Robinson of Nokomis, Paulina Goodman of San Diego, CA, Amanda Willey, Trevor Hayes of Boston, MA, Katie Hayes Davis of San Diego, CA, Connie Hayes Bray, Madeline Hayes Gordon of Utah and Heather Hayes Turnball of Carlsbad, CA.; great-grandchildren Aiden Turnbull, Ethan Turnbull, Tessa Turnbull, Bethany Willey, Shea Willey, Amelia Willey, Lilly Hayes, Daniel Hayes, Millie Gorden, McKenzie Gorden, Zoey Gorden and Livie Gorden.
She was also preceded in death by sisters Faye Golden of Poway, CA, Donna K. Golden Kohvakka of Coffeen, Janice Golden of Havanna, IL and brother Sam Golden of Atoka, TN.
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