plan to retire from the military in October 1997 and live in
Stayton again. I
have always loved Stayton and always will,” wrote Army SFC
Paul Nathan Danielson in 1991 to a local classroom project in
support of Operation Desert Storm.
was born in Stayton, Oregon on July 25, 1960 to Roger and Mary
Lou Danielson. After
graduating from Stayton High School in 1978, Paul left Oregon
for a military career. An army veteran, Paul retired after 26
years of service. Paul’s
many awards included Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3
Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Medal, Kuwait
Liberation Medal and five Good Conduct Medals.
Paul enjoyed his family, friends, music, motorcycles,
cars and his four dogs. He
was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign
the time of his death, Paul lived in Woodstock, Georgia, with
his wife Terry Danielson. He was interred with full military honors at Georgia
National Cemetery on July 25.
is survived by his wife Terry; parents Roger and Mary Lou,
Stayton, Oregon; daughter Desire Danielson, son and
daughter-in-law Patrick and Ashley Danielson, and
grandchildren Alicia, Silas and Scarlatte Danielson, all of
Gainesville, Georgia; sister and brother-in-law Lorna and
Randall Adkins, Jefferson, Oregon; sister Cathy Hemshorn and
brother Mark Danielson, both of Stayton; sister-in-law Cindy
Williams and brother-in-law Steve Williams, both of Colquitt,
Georgia; brother-in-law Jerry C. Mote of Edison, Georgia; and
six nephews and nieces.
of Life is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at 5pm, at
Calvary Lutheran Church, 198 Fern Ridge Rd. SE, in Stayton.
A reception will follow at the church.
Family and friends are invited to bring memories and
photos to share. Contributions
may be made to the www.woundedwarriorproject.org
or to Calvary Lutheran Church.