Gertrude Paul

Obituary of Gertrude M. Paul

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Gertrude was one of 15 children born to Daniel and Polly (nee Wethington) Russell in 1926 in Bogue, NC. She learned at a young age how to work hard and care for family and friends.
Gertrude made her life in Western New York after meeting a dashing young Marine, Charles K. Paul, at Camp Lejeune, NC. They were married in 1947 and worked hard to save and raise 7 children.
Gertrude taught her children that family can be a career. She was a talented seamstress, making the children’s clothes, including one daughter’s wedding dress. Her talents did not stop there. In addition, upholstery, baking, and all the boys’ haircuts were part of her repertoire. She could also paint and draw really well. All those talents did not stop her from gardening and attending to the flower beds.
It was instilled in her children to follow their individual interests, but in all things work hard to reach your goals.


Paul, Gertrude M. (nee Russell) Peacefully passed away to meet her Lord and Savior at age 95 years on April 14, 2022 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of 53 years of late Charles K. Paul; devoted mother of Daniel (late Kathleen) Paul, Margaret (Jerry) Jenson, Charles (Patricia) Paul, Russell (Kim) Paul, Elizabeth (late Jerry) Dobson, late Maryann Paul, and late Michael Paul; loving sister of Ann Hawkins, Ronnie Russell, and the late Lucy Haila, Alena Glancy, Daisy Russell, Alice Cherry, Mabel Swinson, Dorothy Nichols, Dixie Smith, Leon, Dillard, Roy, Bobbie, Ronnie, and Donnie Russell, all of North Carolina; also survived by 11 precious grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services were held with the immediate family. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-627-2919. Please leave online condolences at