STANFIELD — Paul Reynolds Wagner died Wednesday, April 25, at his home in Stanfield at the age of 81.

Paul was born in Ferdinand, Idaho, on July 3, 1919, to Daniel and Grace Reynolds Wagner. He had been a resident of Umatilla County for the past 50 years.

He married his wife, Mildred, on Nov. 1, 1952, in Prosser, Wash. He was a member of the Hermiston Seventh-day Adventist Church and the American Quarter Horse Association, and had worked at the Umatilla Army Depot as an inspector. He trained and raised quarter horses.

Paul was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a poet and wrote poetry as a hobby.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Grace Wagner, and a brother, Irwin Wagner.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Wagner of Stanfield; three sons, John Wagner of Pendleton, Brian Wagner of Oakland, Calif., and Richard Wagner of Bend; a daughter, Paula Wagner Post of Hermiston; grandchildren, Heather Campbell, Kodee Wagner, Hunter Paul Wagner and Rion Post; four nieces and four nephews.

A funeral service was held Monday, April 30, at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Burial followed in the Hermiston Cemetery.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.

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