Beloved mother of Elmer Paul (Anne) and Gwynete McDonald and Virginia DeBose, transitioned to a new life on Friday, December 14, 2012. A devoted family person and "best friend" to many, in addition to her children, Pauline is survived by grandchildren Paul, Paula, Larry, Doug and Corey; 6 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends throughout the country.Born in Arkansas, Pauline lived most of her life in Milwaukee. She had many interests and a passion for living! Over a long career she had several employers in Milwaukee, finally retiring from Harley-Davidson before relocating to California where she continued to work for several years. Always an active church member, Pauline was a long-time member of Milwaukee's St. James United Methodist Church and Oakland's Center for Spiritual Living. She had a strong sense of community and service and volunteered to support others wherever she was, both through organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women, St. Mary's Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center and direct donations and assistance. She loved children (her own and everybody else's), and considered it a great honor to care for them. She was an amazing person who brought light, love and laughter wherever she went!Pauline is the role model of a life well lived. We remember her style, strength, courage and love. A celebration of her life will be announced and held early next year.