Obituary of James Paul |

Obituary of James Paul

James Paul, of Grass Valley, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25. He was 80

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 9 at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

Jim was born in Ohio on Aug. 19, 1936 to Enid and Alfred Paul. He grew up in Evansville, Indiana with three sisters and was the third oldest of the four children. After graduating from Reitz High School and DePauw University, both in Indiana, he married his first wife, Betty, and had 2 children, Katherine and James Craig. Some years later, while working at Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, Jim met his second wife, Sylvia. They had two children, Sean and Erin.

Always a lover of fantasy and science fiction, Jim realized one of his lifelong dreams and became a published author of his own fantasy novel. He had other works in progress and found great joy in researching and writing. He enjoyed acting as well in years past, having been a cast member in numerous community theater productions in both the Bay Area and Nevada County. He loved singing along to musicals, taking long drives on rainy days, 49ers, Giants and the Kings, and watching scary movies with his youngest daughter.

While Jim will be greatly missed by family and friends, his loved ones are happy that he is free of pain and has gone to re-join to his family.

He is survived by sisters, Shirley and Judy of VA; daughters, Katherine of AZ and Erin of CA; son James Craig of CA; four grandchildren and numerous other nieces, nephews and relatives.

He was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Enid; son Sean; sister Alice; and wife of 43 years Sylvia.

In lieu of memorial contributions and flowers, please donate to any animal save or senior care charity of your choosing, in honor of Jim Paul.

Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary

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