Jeffrey Robert Paul
March 20, 1947 – April 30, 2020
Paul, Jeffrey Robert 3/20/1947 – 4/30/2020 On April 30, 2020, Jeffrey Robert Paul, 73, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord, after a courageous battle with Cancer.
Jeff Paul was born on March 20, 1947, in Oelwein, Iowa, where he lived until 1967. His journey took him through Oregon and many other places before settling in San Clemente, California for the last 33 years.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Robert “Jack” Paul and Dorene Paul. He is survived by his wife Normandy, son Arron Paul (wife Michelle), daughter Keri Caldwell (husband Jason), son Matthew Paul, granddaughters Shelby Paul, Ashley Paul, Presley Caldwell, Dylan Caldwell. Sisters, Barb Dreyer and family, Susan Spaziani and family, and numerous nieces and cousins, who knew Jeff well and loved him dearly.
Jeff met Normandy in California, in 1968. They were married on 11/7/1970 at 7pm in Las Vegas. Lucky #7! They were married just shy of 50 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, companion, friend, and provider. Jeff was a hard worker and put his all into his job as a long time Land Surveyor. He had a brilliant mathematical mind. During his spare time, he was quite the handy man. Where there was a project required, he was creating the answer with his countless amounts of tools. He was a great problem solver even if all he’d say is, “Now, now children, we are only together for a short time…” So true, so true. He had a dry sense of humor, and always wore a devious twinkle in his eye with a crooked grin. Always the trickster, the rascal, the softie, and the quiet voice in the background.
He loved ice cream, beets, gardening, shopping for power tools, hiking, naps, action/sci-fi movies, reading a plethora of genres including the Sunday comics, wearing white socks with sandals, getting into trouble. But most of all he loved his “Sunshine Family” with his wife, three amazing children and four beautiful granddaughters. He was so happy and proud of all of his kids and their families.
Whether it be family, friends, co-workers, or business associates. To all of those who touched Jeff’s heart and ours too. To those that had the pleasure of knowing him and his family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We appreciate all of you and thank you for sharing in this celebration of one man’s remarkable life. He was truly one of a kind.
Jeff will be forever missed, never forgotten and always, deeply loved by all of us.
Jeffrey Robert Paul
Matthew Paul Santa Ana
May 15, 2020
There was so much I wanted to say before my father passed but I was happy we were able to spend some final moments together as those special bonding moments were priceless. It was an honor to take care of him, and I will always cherish being with him until the end.
As he took his last breaths, I reassured my father, he wasn't alone. I told him how much I truly loved him, as he was the best father (he could be), for me. Finally, I told my father, I'll take care of mom, and we will be just fine so now is the time dad, to let go of this life and go be with Jesus Christ as he waiting for you with open arms, inviting you into the Kingdom of Heaven. And after some deep breaths, he was gone.
His absence saddens me today, knowing that he will not return to this life but I'm truly happy, knowing he is no longer suffering and is up in heaven, in complete bliss with God's pure love.
I'll always love you dad and you will remain in my heart! I'll see you up there some day! Don't forget to give Jesus a big hug from me and tell Him how much I love Him!
Love, your grateful and honored son.
PS - Dad, you left me with all the of mom's project's in the yard and the kitchen sink is still leaking! =)
Jesse Paul Camanche
May 14, 2020
Jeff, side kick since 7th grade and sharer of many adventures and misadventures, left to explore the undiscoverd country. We were similar in so many ways. We split up after a stint a college as we succumbed to the pressures of distance and the complications of our own lives, but still, we had some laughs and shared complaints via the internet. He was a proud man who loved his family. It's correct that he was math wizard! He loved Trig and took my math tests for me at college.( He made me pay-off by taking his biology tests.) I recall the night he left UNI. AH! Sure, and that were an evenin' ta remember!!! However that memory will remain between us.
See you later, cuz.
Brad Stark Bend
May 14, 2020
Jeff was my cool uncle. The one who would let you take a sip off his beer when your Dad or Mom wasn't looking. I will wear some white socks with my sandals and lift a pint to his memory.