2016-11-03 / Obituaries

Paul Simmons

Paul H. Simmons, C.P.A., age 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Mariposa, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

He was born Jan. 2, 1936 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Henry and Eva Simmons. Paul served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1957. He earned his Bachelor degree in accounting from California State University, Fresno.

He was an active Clamper of the EVC MATUCA chapter, a member of the VFW in Mariposa and had been a member of the Rotary in Chowchilla, Calif. He started his CPA practice in Visalia, Calif. in 1963 and later moved his practice to Mariposa and Chowchilla.

Paul enjoyed hanging out with friends and family, playing the piano, exploring new places, hiking through the Sierras, riding motorcycles and flying planes. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; four children, Tonya Perpich, Mike Simmons, Charlotte Romero and Doug Goff; six grandchildren, Nicholas Perpich, Mathew Perpich, Bryce Simmons, Chaz Goff, Victoria Goff and Justin Goff; and siblings Albert Simmons and Lloree Myers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Eva Simmons.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2016 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds Building A. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.

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