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In Memory

Paul Edward Pullen

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04/13/15 05:53 PM #1    

Drew Johnston

Ed moved to La Selva Beach from Campbell. He quickly became part of our group of surfers. He was a big part of the creation of the Moana Makani Surf Cub. If you look at the Homecoming parade picture of our surfboard laden pickup, you will see him riding shotgun. Ed was a great guy and fun to hang out with. After graduation he joined the Navy. We used to go down to San Diego and pick him up on leave so we could drive into Mexico and surf and drink beer. Whenever he came up north we would get together and surf and see if we could find any parties.

Ed's birthday was the same day as mine and Joan England's. For our 21st birthday Ed took his girlfriend and I took Joan and we went to San Francisco and hit the clubs. What a good time.

After the Navy, Ed went to college and got his BA and Teaching Credential. He got married, had children and moved to Pacific Grove. He taught at Monterey High and was highly thought of by his students.

Unfortunately, Ed developed throat cancer. After a long fight it eventually took his life. Ed was cremated and his ashes were spread in the ocean off La Selva Beach by members of Moana Makani.

We all miss Ed. His name never fails to come up whenever we get together and talk about the good old days and all the crazy things we did.

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