1926 - 2013
Paul Dawley was born in San Jose, Calif., on January 4, 1926 and passed away in Sacramento, Calif., on November 11, 2013 at the age of 87. He attended Chico State and after graduation joined the army where he was stationed in Panama. He went on to become a well-respected and liked teacher at Douglas High in Woodland, Calif., and Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. He taught construction and cabinet making. In addition to teaching he also had his own cabinet shop in Loomis, Calif., where he and his family restored buggies; a Wells Fargo stagecoach, fine quality furniture and cabinets. He had a lot of pride in passing on his woodworking skills to both students and family.
He is survived by his sister, Esther Murdock; children: Dennis, Donna, Steve and Tatia; son-in-law, Jeremiah; three grandchildren: Gates, Ty, Zane; and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance to his request, there will be no formal memorial service.
Published in Auburn Journal from Dec. 11, 2013 to Jan. 7, 2014