Paul Alan Elam
1944 - 2020

Paul Alan Elam

May 21, 1944 - October 11, 2020

On October 11, 2020 at the age of 76, Paul went home to his lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born in Morris, Illinois on May 21, 1944 to Elbert and Alverne Elam the youngest of ten children.

Paul leaves behind his wife of 55 years Kathy, three sons, Paul Robert (Janin) of Castle Rock, Wash., Randall Todd (Christine) of Longview, Wash., and Lance (Patti) of Roseburg, Ore. Also seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Lois and Ardith and brother, Bob, all of Illinois, a sister, Barbara of Vader, Wash.

Paul moved to Winlock, Wash., in 1953 and graduated from Winlock High School in 1962. He was very active in sports and played one year of baseball at Centralia College after graduation. In Longview, he played fast pitch softball for the Standard Dairy Cheesemakers as a catcher.

Paul worked for Columbia River Floor Covering as an installer for 20 years before starting Elam's Home Furnishing in 1987 in Rainier, Ore. He moved it to Longview in 2002. He continued there until partially retiring in 2015. Paul and Kathy spent the last years traveling by RV and golfing with friends and family and being active in church. A celebration of his life was held on October 25, 2020.

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Published by The Daily News on Nov. 4, 2020.
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My uncle Paul Elam was the most caring, generous, family oriented and loving man. He will leave a huge void in many lives and his legacy will live on within his family.
Diane Wright
November 8, 2020
Paul was a great man. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We know you have wonderful memories to treasure.
Larry and Veryl Anderson
November 5, 2020
My deep sympathy for your loss.
Cathie Erickson
November 4, 2020
Paul - one of the good guys. An honor to know.
Bill and Bet Leeper
November 4, 2020
He left this world a better place
Elizabeth Leeper
November 4, 2020