Paul Andrew Boundy lost his battle to esophageal cancer on Saturday, October 19, 2019; he was 86 years young. The fifth of eight children, Paul was born on May 6, 1933 in Stanrod, Utah to John Andrew and Mable Rose Boundy. He and his seven siblings grew up in Cherry Creek, NV where his father owned and operated the Cherry Creek Tungsten Mining Company.
Paul attended White Pine High School and was active in sports. He would later earn a GED as he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on January 5, 1952. Paul attained the rank of Boiler Operator Helper having served on the USS Wyndham Bay CVE 92 stationed out of San Francisco, California. He was honorably discharged on December 19, 1955.
Upon separation, Paul gained employment with a logging company in Placerville, California where he would meet the love of his life, Betty Neff. They were married on May 11, 1958 and Paul became a step-father to her son, Charles Nicolls, born September 12, 1950. Paul and Betty would eventually complete their family with the adoption of their son, Anthony John Boundy born March 11, 1958.
Paul, Betty and the boys would return to Ely in 1969 and purchase his parents family home to raise his family in. He worked as a roofer for Buddy Jukich until he gained employment with Bub Hayward at H & R Propane which would then become Suburban Propane; retiring in 2002 from a career which would span more than 32 years.
Paul was an incredible man. He was kind, giving and had a gift for seeing a situation as it was. When his grandson Brian was little, he enjoyed taking him fishing…and letting him practice learning to cast in the living room at the expense of Betty’s lace tablecloths much to her dismay. He was a past member of the Ely Volunteer Fire Department as well as the I.O.O.F. Odd Fellows.
Paul shared his love of square dancing with Betty until her knees made it impossible to continue. He was an avid reader, especially of Louis Lamour novels, which he read and reread repeatedly. Until recently, you could always find Paul sitting at the kitchen table reading his library books while the weather channel played in the background.
Paul was also a talented woodworker; he made 111 cedar chests which are spread throughout the United States. He was so proud to give them as gifts to loved ones to commemorate important occasions each with a Crafted by: Paul Boundy tag inside the lid. While he loved his woodworking, the shop also served as a spot to open the big garage door and sit with friends enjoying a beer, or two, in what was referred to as the “Boundy Bar.”
After raising two sons, Paul happily referred to Kerri (Jody) Pintar as his daughter he gained later in life; while we both would argue who was the luckier of the two, undoubtedly it was with absolute certainty “ME;” he was loved dearly and will surely be missed. Paul also recognized how blessed he was to have his nephew Jack (Cassandra) Santens provide such wonderful end of life care ensuring he could remain at home during his valiant battle with cancer. A life well lived…heaven gained an angel today!!
Paul is preceded in death by his wife, Betty; sons Charles (Linda) and Anthony; granddaughter Jennifer Dawn; parents John & Mabel; brothers Jack, Bob and William Boundy. He is survived by his grandsons Brian, David (Laura), Andy (Jennie) Nicolls and granddaughter Christy Hill, numerous great-grandkids; siblings Wally & Pete Boundy, Diane Gunderson and Katherine Davis, as well as many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Elaine Cazier.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 10:00 A.M. in the Mountain Vista Chapel, Reverend Red Sims officiating with grave-side services immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the White Pine County Library, c/o Lori Romero, 950 Campton Street, Ely, NV 89301.