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Marvin Paul

Marvin R. Paul, a longtime resident of Chicago Park, died Saturday at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley. He was 89.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Grass Valley.



Mr. Paul was born in Granby, Mo., on May 13, 1913, to Thomas and Rosa Paul. He moved to Ely, Nev., during the Great Depression to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps. He married Iris Abel in Ely on July 24, 1937.

During World War II, Mr. Paul worked in the Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond. After the war, Marvin and Iris Paul operated a hotel in Emigrant Gap. In 1948, the Pauls moved to Chicago Park.




A member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 3 for 50 years, Mr. Paul worked in heavy construction, first in the Bay Area, and then for Hansen Bros. Enterprises in Grass Valley.

Mr. Paul was an avid fisherman who loved to attend sprint car races. He was also an active member of a 4-H club in Chicago Park.

Survivors include his wife, Iris; son and daughter-in-law Norman and Susan Paul of Auburn; daughters Janice Hedge of Gooding, Idaho, and Barbara Dotta of Prather; brother, Lester Paul of Huthinson, Kan.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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