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Clifford Edward Paugh

Death 10 Apr 2012 (aged 77)
Burial Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 100378361 · View Source
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Baker City Herald, The (OR) - Friday, April 27, 2012
Deceased Name: 'Ed' Paugh
Clifford Edward "Ed" Paugh, 77, a former longtime Baker City resident, died April 10, 2012, at his home in Simi Valley, Calif., after a short, intense battle with stage-four pancreatic cancer.

His funeral was April 14 at the Santa Susana Third Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Simi Valley, Calif. Interment was at the Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, Calif., next to his wife, Eiko.

Ed was born on April 27, 1934, at Boise to Clifford Louis Paugh and Luella Carson Paugh. In 1936 he moved with his family to Baker City where he lived until completing his education and beginning his professional life. He attended Tiedemann Elementary School, Baker Junior High School, and both the old and the then-new (early 1950s) Baker High Schools.

He then attended Oregon State University at Corvallis for one year. He subsequently transferred to Brigham Young University where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.

While at the university, he accepted a call to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern States Mission. Upon graduation from BYU, he accepted a job as inspection engineer for the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. For 34 years he held various engineering and management positions until he retired as the department's senior power engineer. During that time he earned a master's degree from BYU and a Master of Business Administration from UCLA.

In the mid 1960s, he married Eiko Ohgi, whom he met in Japan while on assignment there for the City of Los Angeles. He was assigned to conduct inspection and acceptance testing of high-power transmission equipment in Japan prior to its shipment to Los Angeles for use in the L os Angeles electrical power grid.

Eiko preceded Ed in death in 1996. They adopted two children, Michael K. Paugh and Mitzi K. Paugh Moss.

Ed loved to travel and frequently took visitors from Japan and elsewhere to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, San Francisco, and Sequoia National Park. He enjoyed sightseeing, fishing and class reunion visits to Eastern Oregon and had fond memories of the people and places he had grown to love while growing up there, family members said.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions of responsibility throughout his life, including serving as an ordinance worker in the Los Angeles Temple.

Survived include one married brother, Robert Paugh (Kaye); and two married sisters, Susan Paugh Menhorn (George) and Priscilla Paugh Anderson (Richard).

His older sister, Gwen Paugh Weisner (John) preceded him in death four years ago.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or the LDS Humanitarian Aid Fund at 15 E. South Temple, 2nd Floor East, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.

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