Douglas D. Paul, 71, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in Rohnert Park, Calif. He was born in Eagle Butte, S.D., but reared in Portland, Ore. Following his high school graduation from Medford Sr. High, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and dutifully served his country. In 1963, he married Eileen, in Medford, Ore., and together they enjoyed 47 years of marriage.

For the last 20 years, Douglas worked in sales at Quality Flooring, in Petaluma. An avid sports enthusiast, he also coached his children's teams when they were young. Above all, Douglas loved his family. He will be missed.

Douglas was the devoted husband of Eileen Paul, of Rohnert Park, Calif.; cherished father of Jeffrey Paul, of Santa Rosa, Calif., Kevin (Megan) Paul, of Redwood Shores, Calif., Kathy Paul, of Rohnert Park, Calif., and Susan Paul, of Mill Valley, Calif.; beloved grandfather of Tyler Paul, of Rohnert Park, Calif. He is survived by two nieces and two nephews in Oregon.

At Douglas's request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1451 Guerneville Rd., Ste. 220, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, or North Bay Cancer Alliance, 185 Sotoyome St., Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Private Inurnment.