Judson Paul Phipps, 71, of Dunsmuir, California, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

Paul is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Nikos Phipps and wife Shauna; stepchildren: DeAnn Fine and husband Mark, Michael Tortorich and wife Carol; grandchildren: Alyssa, Tyler, Cara, Savannah, Cheyenne, and Wyatt; great-grandson, Graham; sister, Charlene Jackson and husband Larry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul grew up in Dunsmuir and graduated from Dunsmuir High School in 1960.

He joined the US Army and served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne.

Paul worked on the railroad as a conductor and graduated from Sacramento State University. Paul earned a Master’s degree in education and found his calling as a well-loved teacher.

Paul was someone who didn’t let a day go by without an adventure or inspiring his family, friends and students. Among his favorite things to do were travel with his wife; spend as much time as possible with his grandchildren; and raft any river he could find.

Contributions in Paul’s name may be made to: Dunsmuir Library, 5714 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir, CA 96025.