Robert “Bob” Paulson died May 24 at his home in the arms of his loving wife.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7, at The Grass Valley Assembly of God.

Mr. Paulson was born Jan. 15, 1937, in Auburn. He attended Willits High and Eureka High School, where he met and married the love of his life, Wilma Sharp. While living in Eureka he worked at Carl’s Shoes and served his apprenticeship as a body and fender man at Paoli Bros. In 1978, he moved his family to Auburn where he opened his own business, Placer Auto Body Shop.

Mr. Paulson was very active with his family, camping, motocross racing, and traveling. He loved the outdoors, gardening around his beautiful home, taking walks, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was active in church, where he and his wife did volunteer work. He loved coming to Eureka to visit with the family.

Mr. Paulson is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wilma; son, Rob and partner Sherrie of Auburn; son-in-law, Russell Reich; grandchildren Carlos Baharona, and Alex, Teddy and Rusty Reich of Woodland; brother, Richard Grigg; mother-in-law, Sylvia Boal of Eureka; sisters-in-law Lee Gallaway, Glenda Grabow, and Ardi Areson, all of Eureka, and Carol Paiyou of Oklahoma; brothers-in-law Floyd and Jimmy Sharp of Eureka, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vicki Reich, and parents, Marie and Maurice Paulson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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