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Paul Shelby Mangold

April 14, 1947 ~ February 9, 2019 (age 71)



Paul Shelby Mangold

(14 April 1947 – 09 February 2019)


 Paul was born 14 April 1947 and passed away 09 February 2019. He was the first of three sons to Paul and Imogene Mangold. David Mangold of Henderson NV and Daniel Mangold of Bowling Green KY are Paul’s younger brothers. Paul attended Fairfax Elementary from first to eighth grade. He then attended Bakersfield High School for one year and then attended Foothill High for three years. After he graduated from high school, he attended Bakersfield Junior College. He then transferred to The University of California Fresno where he graduated in Physical Education and minored in Biology. Paul married Verna Phillips in 1968. His first job out of college was for the Lemoore School District as Athletic Director at Avenal High School. Paul sold Life Insurance for New York Life Insurance Company. He then went into the Management Program for the K-Mart Company which moved the family from Fresno to Bakersfield where their first son Steven was born. Twenty-One months later in Escondido, California a second son Bryan was born. Burlington Industries hired Paul in Santa Fe Springs for a job in Dallas, Texas. Burlington transferred Paul back to the Los Angeles office. They purchased their first home with their growing family in Ontario, California. Dundee Mills out of Griffin, Georgia offered him a job in their El Monte office. While working in the Los Angeles area their third son Aaron was born, two years later their fourth son Kevin completed their family. Dundee Mills sold out their company to Springs Industry. Paul was promoted to Western Regional Manager, his territory was from Texas to Hawaii. His largest accounts were the Las Vegas hotels providing them with linens. 2001 Springs Industries closed all sales offices and Paul’s Monrovia office was the last to close. Dusting off his teaching credential Paul substituted with the Chaffey Unified School District. Paul enjoyed teaching biology and coaching physical education. Paul enjoyed working with youth and staff at the various high schools in the district. He especially enjoyed working with the children with special needs. For a few years Paul did property appraisal until the 2008 recession. Paul was an avid sportsman playing baseball, and softball until his knee needed surgery. Paul had a love for competition and was Top Senior in the world in steel challenge. He loved to go shooting twice a week. Speed and accuracy drove him to reload to find the lightest fastest loads for his guns. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Paul was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and he loved to teach, the best calling in church service was working in the temple

Paul leaves his wife Verna of 50 years, their four sons Steven, Bryan, Aaron and Kevin. His Daughter In-Laws, Stephanie, Misty and Marcie. Lastly his precious grandchildren, Dakota, Ashley, Laura, Dallas, Ryan, Brooklyn and Nathan. Paul is preceded in death by his son Steven, parents and grandparents.

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February 15, 2019

2:00 PM
West Side District Cemetery
440 E. Cedar St.
Taft, CA 93268

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