Paul Carl Jensen, 87, of Galveston passed away peacefully at his residence on March 7, 2018. He was born on March 28, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York. Paul graduated from Ball High School and became a Certified Property Manager after attending classes at the University of Houston, Clear Lake campus. His life was his loving wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Paul enjoyed wade fishing in west bay along the sandbars with his good friend, John Ryder, or making fishing trips to the Chandeleur Islands . At one point, he landed a 28″ Speckled Trout. One of many stories he liked to share concerned his hole in one at the Galveston Municipal Golf course.
Past time favorites were teaching his children to play chess and later starting a chess club at an elementary school. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Galveston Apartment Association.
Paul was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Naida Merle Jensen, his parents, Rheinhardt Jensen, Margaret and Ed Guyon, and grandson, George Leo Lauzon, III. He is survived by daughters, Jackie Barmore and husband Bill; Kathy Jensen; and Peggy Barmore and husband, Jim; sons, Duke Jensen and wife, Barb; Tom Jensen; Mike Jensen and wife, Antoinette; and John Jensen; grandchildren, Jason Skaer and wife, Kellye; Oscar Paul Skaer and wife, Maria Elena; Melissa Massaro and husband, Frank; Anthony and wife, Amanda; and Erin, Joseph, David, Connor, and Isabella Jensen; great-grandchildren, James and Jude Skaer; Clara Massaro; and Ava Jensen.
Paul’s wishes were to have a graveside service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston with, his grandson, Jason Skaer, officiating. The service is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Monday, March 12 and will include a military presence. Following the service, there will be a gathering at the Broadwater Apartments’ entertainment facility, 6315 Central City Blvd, Galveston.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the caregivers for their kindness that made his final days peaceful.
In lieu of flowers, Paul’s request was that you please make a donation to the YMCA in Galveston in memory of George Lauzon, III or to the charity of your choice.
To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit Paul’s page at www.malloyfuneralsandcremations.com.