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Robert Pauls

Services for Robert A. “Pops” Pauls of Nevada City will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the North Bloomfield Cemetery.

Major Pauls died Sunday, Feb. 12, at Highgate Senior Living Center, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 77.

He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Los Angeles, to Abe Pauls and Lena Dick. He received an MBA from San Francisco State. He retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force after 25 years of service. He served in Vietnam. He retired from Boeing Aerospace. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, E. Clampus Vitus – Downie Chapter, Gold Country Fly Fishers, VFW of Grass Valley, Democratic National Committee, and the Sierra Club. He was a wine grower. He enjoyed fishing, politics, and travel.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Holly Pauls and Keith Whitener of Walnut Grove, and Elizabeth and Bradley Diede of Auburn; granddaughters Mariana Pauls of Walnut Grove, and Emily Diede of Auburn; grandson, Christopher Diede of Auburn; sisters Betty Simmons, and Doris Bueller both of Reedley; numerous nieces and nephews; and ex-wives; Frances and Ann Pauls.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945, or South Yuba River Citizens League, 216 Main St., Nevada City, 95959.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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