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Nick, age 88, died in Roseville, California on June 4, 2013. He was born in Buhler, Kansas, on August 9, 1924 and the family made the move to California while he was still young. At age 18 he registered for the draft on December 12, 1942. Nick qualified for the Civilian Public Service and came to the jumpers at Cave Junction for the 1945 fire season. Following WWII he graduated from the Pacific Bible Institute at Fresno, California, in 1949 and also began his 63 year marriage that same year. He worked as a carpenter in the Fresno and San Jose areas until his retirement. Nick is buried at the Roseville Public Cemetery at Roseville, California.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Pauls, Leonard N. (Cave Junction 1945)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 390.