Paul Schuyler Jennison, age 70, died at his home in Concord, California, on November 20, 2014, with his daughter Beth by his side after battling several forms of cancer for eight years. He was born May 11, 1944, in Ransom, Kansas, to Robert H. and Tillie H. Jennison. Paul was raised in Healy, Kansas, and graduated from Healy High School in 1962. He also graduated from Fort Hays State College, Hays, Kansas, with a degree in economics in 1966. Soon after graduation, he began service with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He began his career working in Washington D.C., where he met his wife, Wannapha. His career took him back to his home state of Kansas, and also to California, where he and Wannapha raised two daughters, Beth and Stephanie. He ended his nearly 30-year career with the FDIC in 1994, retiring as the assistant regional director for the Western Region. He continued to apply his extensive knowledge of banking and bank regulation as a consultant, until his death. In semi-retirement, Paul and Wannapha traveled and spent countless pleasant hours working together in their extensive garden and orchard. Paul also enjoyed visiting and sharing meals with his grandchildren, Jessica and Samantha Proia, and Katie and Jack Welgan. He kept fit by continuing to play weekly tennis matches with a loyal group of longtime friends, at Valley Vista Tennis Club in Walnut Creek.
Paul is survived by his sister, Karen Jennison of Greeley, Colorado; his daughters, Beth Proia of Concord, California, and Stephanie Welgan of Portland, Oregon; and his four grandchildren. His family loved him dearly, and they will all miss Paul's sharp wit and playful sense of humor. True to his western Kansas roots and family traits, he was a reliable and taciturn man. Paul did not speak often, but when he did, it was worth listening to. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wannapha Jennison, who passed away in May 2012. A memorial service for Paul will be held at Ouimet Brothers' Funeral Chapel in Concord, California, at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015.