Paul Tilley (1942 - 2013)

Obituary
  • "Sorry for your loss Mrs.Tilley, I learned a lot form Paul..."
    - Brad Wallrich
  • "I bet Uncle Paul is teasing everyone else in heaven! I will..."
    - Valerie Taresh
  • "Joan you are in our prayers!"
    - Connie Copper
  • "Joan, I'm sorry for your loss."
    - Judy Lemm Lara
  • "Remembering many pleasant conversations with Paul, a..."
    - clyde powers

PAUL TILLEY Paul Douglas Tilley, 71 years old, was born in Hanford, CA. then moved to Visalia with his family when he was one year old. He graduated from Redwood High School and College of Sequoias with an AA Degree. In 1965 he moved to Durham and married Joan Boles. Paul managed the Texaco station in Durham for his father-in-law, then drove Texaco truck, worked at Tam Chevrolet as a service writer, then was assistant service manager at Volpato's before going to work at Chico State University as a mechanic in the garage in 1980 and retired in 2005. Paul went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2013 at home in Durham, after fighting cancer for two years. He is survived by his wife Joan of 48 years; sister-in-law Ruth of Durham; brothers Clinton (LeaIna), James (Denise), of Visalia; Chester (Olga) of Monterey, and Gary (Donna) of Fowler; sisters Joyce (Robert) of Fresno and Ruby of San Francisco, many nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins and god children. Paul attended Paradise Alliance Church. He enjoyed attending men's Bible study, working in his orchard, gardening, spending time with the many young people in his life, attending many sporting events especially Durham High's wrestling and football games. A family graveside service will be held Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., at Glen Oaks Memorial Park and a memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., at T.J. Farms Estate, 3600 Chico Avenue. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Durham High School Wrestling Team or Durham Volunteer Fire Dept. Share your memories online at NewtonBracewell.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Dec. 10, 2013
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