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Jason Michael Paulson

August 18, 1949 — December 16, 2023

Denver

Jason Michael Paulson, 74, died peacefully of natural causes at his home in Denver, Colorado, on December 16, 2023.

Jason Paulson was born in Natrona County, Wyoming, at Memorial Hospital on August 18, 1949 to Alfred and Carol Dundas Paulson. 

Jason graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper, WY, in 1967, the last all-city class of more than 900 students. He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country as a paratrooper for four years before enrolling at the University of Colorado on the Denver campus and earning a Master’s degree in psychology. 

After graduation he worked in drug addiction counseling at several Denver hospitals. Mr. Paulson was appointed director of mental health at Columbine Hospital and later worked with the Colorado Rockies baseball team as their sports psychologist for more than a decade. 

Jason was predeceased by his wife Susan Mary De Vizio (4/17/1956-12/12/2020). They met in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and were inseparable partners for more than seventeen years. Jason is survived by his son Samuel Ptak a school teacher in Eaton, Colorado, his brother Jack Shary Paulson, his nephews John Meranda Paulson, James Maria Paulson, his niece Shanda Dave Jensen, seven grand nieces and nephews, and the mother of his only son, Vera Ptak. 

Jason is remembered for his intellect, his caring and his love of movies, motorcycles, skiing, rock climbing, and hiking in the great outdoors. He climbed approximately 34 mountains towering over 14,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the Teton Range in Wyoming. 

Funeral services will be held this summer at a date to be announced.

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