Paul Edward Ove Nov. 8, 1936 - Sept. 14, 2013 Former Resident of Fremont Paul Edward Ove passed away peacefully on Sat., Sept. 14th, after enjoying a day filled with good friends, fun, and laughter. His loving companion of over four years, Jackie Wietrick, was by his side. Paul was a devoted father of three daughters - Paula Andrews of Fremont, CA; Marcia Ove of San Andreas, CA; Andrea Naples of Waconia, MN; and two sons-in-law - William Andrews and Jason Naples. He was Gramps to six cherished grandchildren - Leah, Willy, Kate, Ben, Jenna, and Mark. Paul was a caring brother to his sister Lavonne Staub-Walters of Roseville, CA, and he adored his many nieces and nephews. Born in Fremont, NE in 1936, Paul was a resident of Fremont, CA for 30 years. When Paul was only two years old his father, Harry Petersen, died. Paul's mother, Gertrude (Greer) Petersen, later married Edward Ove, who legally adopted him. Paul grew up in South Dakota and graduated from Pierre High School in 1954. He left SD to serve in the Navy during the Korean Conflict
and then returned home to complete a degree at South Dakota State University. He married his beloved Judy (Hartwell) in 1956 and they moved to California where Paul enjoyed a long civil engineering career (CA Department of Water Resources - Engineer; City of Fremont - Construction Engineer; City of Union City - Public Works Director; MacKay & Somps - Consultant). Paul and Judy retired to Arnold, CA. They were active with the Moose Lodge and Paul served a term as the lodge governor. After a loving marriage of 52 years, Judy preceded him in death in 2008. Mutual friends introduced Paul and Jackie. In due course, Paul joined Jackie in Valley Springs, CA. Their many civic activities kept Paul's remaining years busy, happy, and fulfilled. A celebration of Paul's life will be held on Sat., Sept. 28, at 11:30am at Community United Methodist Church, 135 Laurel Str., Valley Springs, CA 95252. In lieu of flowers, Paul requested that memorial gifts be made to Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, 1500 South Hwy 49, Suite 205, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642.