Paul Michael EmersonJuly 28, 1960 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 57)
Paul Michael Emerson was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on July 28, 1960, to Dr. Robert and Marilyn Emerson. The family moved to Nampa, Idaho in 1970, where he attended Sunnyridge Elementary, South Junior High, and graduated from Nampa High School. He attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon as a freshman, and then transferred to Northwest Nazarene College, graduating with a B.A. degree in computer science. He used his computer science skills first in Boise and then in Twin Falls, Idaho.
In 2008 Paul made a major career change when he moved to South Korea, where he taught English to elementary and high school students. Five years later he moved to Shanghai, China, to teach “American English” to young adults who wanted to become proficient in conversational English and American idioms and colloquialisms.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J Emerson, M.D.; a brother, Mark D. Emerson, Ph.D., his paternal grandparents, Donald and Florence Emerson, his maternal grandparents, Rev. Herbert R. and Beulah Cederberg; and an uncle, Herbert R. Cederberg, Jr., Ph.D.
Paul is survived by his mother, Marilyn Emerson; a brother, John R. Emerson; his sister‑in‑law Kimberly Emerson; an aunt, Alice Cederberg; nieces Melissa Orchard, Kristen Bishop, Jessica Emerson; and grand‑nephews Dominick and Christian Orchard.
A memorial service will be held at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. So., Nampa, on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM, with a reception following. Memorials may be sent to Cathedral Pines Baptist Camp, HC 65, Box 8296, Ketchum, Idaho 83340, or to a charity of your choice.