Alma S. Gaulin

Birth Date: Sep. 23, 1920

Death Date: May 07, 2012

Alma M. Gaulin, 91, of Biddeford died on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough after a brief illness. She was born in Crosby, ND on September 23, 1920, a daughter if Edwin and Sofia Vikse Okland. She was educated in Willmar, MN and graduated from Willmar High School with the class of 1940.

After graduating she worked in Willmar, MN restaurants and traveled to South Dakota and Phoenix, AZ. She then enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served during World War II.

Alma met her husband to be, Roland A. Gaulin, while in the service in Oceanside,CA. On October 31, 1946 she married in St. Joseph Church in Biddeford. He died on October 16, 2004.

She worked a few years with the Saco-Lowell Shop in Biddeford and in area shoe shops for 15 years. She last worked 20 years with John Roberts, Inc. retiring in 1983. She was a member of the DAV Auxiliary in Biddeford. She enjoyed playing cards, embroidering and cross stitching.

Surviving are:

2 sisters: Marion Rasmussen of Litchfield, MN
Borghild Neset of San Francisco, CA

Several nieces and nephews

Per her request there will be no visiting hours or funeral service. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit



Borghild O. Neset
With gratitude and appreciation to all family and friends who have sent cards and notes Thank you. Know that
Alma is now no longer ALONE, No longer in FEAR, no
longer experiencing ANXIETY albeit denied but in comfort
without pain. Bob Gaulin thank you so much for your love
thoughts to Tante Alma-she often wished you would drop
bu. Mark Bolduc I appreciate your Gravesite Worship together with Father LaBarre and the Flag and Bugle
Servants St.Sgt. Joe Justice and to Gonzales (PFC) and the Bugler. THANK YOU. Our sister, Alma is dearly missed by myself and my other sister, Marian in Minnesota, her God-Child Judith Ann Marie,as well as niece Carolyn and ALL the Nieces and Nephews.

Bob Gaulin
And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
Dance with your Roland and Jesus.
Miss you Tante Alma.

russ-carol emberland
I will miss Almas Christmas card & letters- she was always so faithful and enjoyed receiving them in return-It was good so many family could be with her for her 90th birthday.

Carol Coombs
While attending Saturday night bingo I found out one of my favorite ladies had passed away. I would like you to know that everyone at the Legion Bingo were very fond of Alma. She was always second in line for her cards. Just not seeing her there broke my heart. We have lost a wonderful lady but I'm sure she is now with her beloved husband.

Jan Barber
My thoughts and prayers go out to Alma's family. She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed our annual Christmas greetings and up dates. I will truely miss this. May Alma rest in peace.


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