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October 31, 1911 - March 21, 2010
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A Celebration of Life Obituary ALICE (Barabin) PAUL, a colorful and outspoken Homemaker died of natural causes on Sunday, March 21, 2010 in Portland Oregon. She was 98. Born in Franklin, Louisiana, on October 31, 1911, to parents Henry Barabin and Millie (Dapamore) Barabin. She was the seventh born of eight children. Educated in the Louisiana public school system, she completed high school and later took some businesses courses. In 1940 she married Royal Joseph Paul, who worked for Union Pacific Railroad and through his job had come to know Portland, OR where they would relocate in 1945. Royal was her first and only love. They...
A Celebration of Life Obituary
ALICE (Barabin) PAUL, a colorful and outspoken Homemaker died of natural causes on Sunday, March 21, 2010 in Portland Oregon. She was 98.
Born in Franklin, Louisiana, on October 31, 1911, to parents Henry Barabin and Millie (Dapamore) Barabin. She was the seventh born of eight children.
Educated in the Louisiana public school system, she completed high school and later took some businesses courses. In 1940 she married Royal Joseph Paul, who worked for Union Pacific Railroad and through his job had come to know Portland, OR where they would relocate in 1945. Royal was her first and only love. They remained married until his death on December 27, 1985.
At a very young age, Alice gave her life to Christ. In 1941 she joined and became a choir member of Israel Chapel A.M.E. Church in Port Arthur, Texas.
After relocating in Portland, she joined Bethel A.M.E Church in 1945, under the leadership of Reverend C. N. Austin. She was an active, loyal and faithful member of Bethel for 65 years. In addition to letting her life shine for Christ and building life long friendships, she could always count on Bethel A.M.E as a place of refuge; a place to display her love for fashion (ear bobs, gloves and hats); and a place where she could nourish her love of traditional hymns.
As a "Homemaker" she managed the daily tasks of providing a loving home for her husband and children, Royal Vincent Paul and Audrey Jean Paul Talton. A business savvy woman, she operated her father's grocery store with her sister Helen while growing up in Louisiana. She also tirelessly supported her husband's efforts to establish and launch the Paul Janitorial Service cleaning business in the mid- 60's, and handling the bookkeeping for the business. This was one of the first few black owned businesses in the State of Oregon. Her grandkids always put a smile on her face; she dearly loved her family and prayed for them always.
At her birth William Taft was president. At her death Barack Obama is the first black president, an event she was proud to have lived to see. Living more than 25 years after her husband, she maintained an independent life style with a love of music and traveling, but mostly relaxing and watching her favorite television shows such as Monday & Friday night WWE Wrestling.
She leaves to celebrate her life, her son, Royal Vincent Paul (wife: Celeste Paul); daughter, Audrey Jean Paul Talton (husband: Gregory J. Talton); grandson, Imil Centrell Wheeler and paternal great granddaughter, N'dea Wheeler of New Jersey; by union: four grandchildren Darrien, Idris, Ayanna (Talton) Defrees, and Kimani Talton; 12 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends in Louisiana, Texas and Arizona.
She was predeceased by her husband, Royal Joseph, and a son and daughter both of whom departed this life as infants: six brothers and one sister, Henry, Albert, Walter, Samuel, Sutherland, Buster and Helen.
Spirited and tenacious until the end, Alice leaves a legacy that represents two of the most influential entities in this country, a strong Christian, and a strong Black Woman!





Arrangements under the direction of Caldwell's, Hennessey, Goetsch & Mcgee Funeral Home, Portland, OR.

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