June 24, 1930 — June 14, 2014
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Paul Ellison was born in Montgomery, Ala., to John and Gertrude Ellison on June 24, 1930, and passed away in Roseville, Calif., on June 14, 2014. He was a proud Navy veteran who served in the Korean War and in Japan. He retired from the County of San Mateo and was a member of both the American Legion and the Lions Club. He loved traveling, dining out and the company of his family, friends and his dog, “Pup.” Living in El Dorado County were the best 12 years of his life.
Paul is survived and greatly missed by his son, Steven P. Ellison and his wife, Kathleen P. Ellison; granddaughters, Stephanie and Stacy; great-grandchildren, Michael, Katelyn and Joseph Russel; step-daughter, Cheryl Anne Thompson; step-son, Tim Lawerance; step-granddaughters, Ninnete and Rochelle; and step-great-grandchild, Ash. He is also survived by his sisters, Sara and Betty; nephews, John Henry Jr. and Ross; and nieces, Kay and Joanne. He will be especially missed by his longtime loving companion, Mary Geneva Thompson of Placerville.
A funeral service will be held Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m. (visitation 10 – 11), at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Calif. Interment will follow at Westwood Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Paul’s name to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. Online condolences may be posted at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com.