Pauline Mae Kirlin 10/31/1927 – 12/17/20

Pauline was born in Bayard, Nebraska on October 31, 1927 to Paul and Edna Startzel.  Pauline had three sisters Lorene, Arline and Alice and a brother John. 

The family moved to Grandview, Washington where she attended Grandview high school. While there, Pauline worked at the local bank and at the local frozen food processing facility. It was there she met Raymond H. Kirlin who was on leave from the Navy, and they were married on March 17, 1946.


Moving to Seattle, Pauline and Ray began their new family with Stanley Ray born in June 1947, and Alan Keith born in January 1952. For the most part, Pauline was a homemaker, as well as working at the bank in West Seattle. In 1962 Pauline worked at the Seattle World’s Fair Century 21 for the famous Fisher Scones Booth. Through loving life, Pauline often helped Raymond with his Photography.


Pauline loved traveling with Ray and searching for old buttons and cameras. Travels were not limited to America; they also traveled to Mexico, South America, Africa, Europe, and the Holy Land. Buttons were her favorite hobby, attending meetings often, collecting many, placing them in frames and winning many first-place ribbons.

Pauline was involved with several Masonic groups including Amaranth Crown chapter, and Jobs.


Pauline is survived by her brother John Startzel; Sons Stanley Kirlin and Alan Kirlin, granddaughters Dana Brookins, Jessica Bell, Kristy Lewellen, and grandsons Kian, Connor, Devin, and (Kristy's son) Arron.


Services will be held at Washington Memorial on Thursday, December 31st @ 10:30 a.m. COVID-19 restrictions apply.