Obituary of Paul Crawford Henslee |

Obituary of Paul Crawford Henslee

On March 21, 2015, our beloved husband, father, friend and grandpa, Paul Crawford Henslee was called home to be with the lord at the age of 74 in Grass Valley, California.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on April 17 at Hooper and Weaver, 459 Hollow Way in Nevada City. Please join the family in a celebration of Paul’s life immediately following at the Nevada County Horseman’s 10600 Bubbling Wells Road, Grass Valley, CA.

Paul was born on Feb. 20, 1941, in Lubbock, Texas, to Joseph and Rella Henslee. He was the youngest male of 16 children. As a young boy he moved to Grass Valley and graduated from Nevada Union in 1958.

In 1973 he married Rosie Batrez and together they raised seven children. He was crazy about his “Big-hearted Rose” as he called her. He was a caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather who always strived for peace and happiness within the family.

Paul was passionate about his career as a welder and foreman for PG&E. He made many friends in the 38 years he devoted to PG&E. Paul was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was a huge sports fan and enjoyed watching football, basketball, baseball and golf. He played fast-pitch softball, and as an adult was an outstanding pitcher and switch hitter and was inducted into the Nevada County Softball Hall of Fame.

Paul loved gardening, being outside, fishing with his buddies at Lake Almanor and golfing with his sons. Paul was a loving man who enjoyed the company of his friends and family and made sure they knew how much he loved them and will be missed by all who knew him.

Paul is survived by his wife Rosie; seven children, Sondra, Dan, Bob, Rosalind, Robin, Paul and Larry; and much loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contribution can be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital and Nevada County Food Bank.

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