Oulman, Alice Carolyn (nee McDaniald)

Oulman, Alice Carolyn (nee McDaniald)

September 26, 1930 – December 2, 2017
Age 87 of Saint Paul, formerly of Blaine and Linden Hills, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by husband, Eugene “Gene” Oulman; parents, William and Alice (Smith) McDanield; and brother, William McDanield Jr. She is survived by son, Jon Oulman, and daughter, Joni Mulhern; grandchildren, Jarret (Dani) Oulman, Laurie (Andy) Hefner, Goffrey Duevel, Garrick Duevel, and Rachel Mulhern; and great-grandsons, Fergus, Gunnar, and August Oulman. Carolyn was born September 26, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended Southwest High School, where she met Gene, whom she married on July 9, 1950. During her varied career, she worked as a style consultant at Dayton’s, consequently engaging her family in a new world of art and culture; served as a teacher’s aide in the science department at Roosevelt Junior High; and was bookkeeper and aesthetic director for Oulman’s grocery store in Anoka, where she designed signage, promotional materials, and uniforms. She also volunteered with the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, and the Civic League, and was a devoted caregiver to several family members. A lifelong artist, Carolyn was known among family and friends for leaving her mark on family documents, decorative items, drawings, and personalized cards featuring her rhymes, limericks, and distinctive hand lettering. A trusted confidant to many, she was genuinely interested in others and was free with her opinions. She enjoyed a rare steak, a good martini, and a cigarette in the fresh air. She left behind numerous artworks, notes, stories, and admirers who will remember her fondly and miss her dearly. The Oulman family would like to thank Carolyn’s caregivers at Episcopal Homes and the Willows of Ramsey Hill, who made difficult times better with their kindness, patience, and sense of humor. A reception in her memory will be held 2-6 p.m. Sunday, January 7, at a private residence: 297 Irvine Ave. in St. Paul. RSVP appreciated: 612-333-2386. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).