Pauline Protas Rude passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, following an extended illness. She is now at peace. Graveside services will be held at Shearith Israel Cemetery, 4634 Dolphin Rd, Dallas, TX 75223, on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 11:00am. Pauline was born on April 28, 1935, in Port Arthur, Texas to Bessie and Ben Protas, now deceased. Her brother, Jack, preceded her in death. She graduated from UT at Austin in 1955 with a degree in elementary education and moved to Dallas, Texas to teach first grade. Soon after she met the love of her life. Pauline and Sam were married for 56 years. She is survived by her husband, Sam Rude, and her three children, Stephen (Marilyn) Rude, Karen (Bill) Stadler, and Brian (Karen) Rude. Her son, Mitchell Rude, preceded her in death. She has 7 grandchildren, Amanda (Michael) Rosenhouse, Ally Rude, Melissa Rude, Blake Rude, Nicolle Rude, Jake Rude and Mason Rude. And one beautiful great granddaughter, Sophie Rosenhouse. Pauline has many loving family and friends that will keep her in their hearts forever. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in her name to the charity of your choice.