Judson E. Paul

Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Former Sitka and Juneau resident Judson E. Paul died March 1, 2010, in Shoreline, Wash. He was 70.

A proud Tlingit Indian, he was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Sitka, and made his home in the Seattle Area for 45 years.

He served in the U.S. Army before moving to Seattle, Wash. He was a member of Richmond Masonic Lodge 248, a Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Nile Shrine, and Richmond Amaranth Court No. 72. He dedicated more than 20 years of his life to the Job's Daughters International in various leadership and volunteer positions. He was involved in Indian Guides and coached youth soccer.

His greatest joy was his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and all the young people who touched his life.

His family offers his life as a testament to love and the example of perseverance:

"Mizpah. May the Lord keep watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another."

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Y. and Frank Paul Sr.; brother, Frank Paul Jr.; and sisters, Frances Paul, Florence Paul Shields, Vivian Paul Search, Gertrude Paul Wolfe and Georgianna Paul Williams.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gerry Paul, of Shoreline; son, Geoffrey Paul, of Shoreline; daughter, Andrea Paul Austin and husband, Scott Austin, of Bothell; grandchildren, Elliot and Olivia Austin; brothers, Ronald Paul, of Hoonah, and John Paul, of Anchorage; and many nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Young Jr., Larry George Young, Edward Young, Andy Gamble, Jerry Gamble, John Nielson, Robert Loescher, Ernie Hillman and George Hillman.

Visitation was held March 7 at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home. A memorial service was held March 8 at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, with a reception following at the Richmond Haller Lake Masonic Center in Shoreline.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Job's Daughters Century Club Foundation or Shriner's Hospital.

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