Stephen M. Pauley

Marylyn and Steve Pauley with 4th granddaughter Kara Pauley

After Pomona, it was on to medical school at Columbia, P &S, internship at LA County Harbor General, residencies at UC San Diego, and UC Irvine. I practiced ENT- Head & Neck Surgery in Irvine, CA from 1975-91. While in practice, I was an associate clinical professor at UCI. We lived in Laguna Beach from 1972-91. We moved to Idaho in 1991 where I practiced another 5 years. I retired in 1997.

Military along the way: USNR (1970-72), a submarine medical officer (LCDR) on a Polaris Sub (named after that famous president, James K Polk). Then diving medicine and research at Submarine Development One, Point Loma, San Diego. I did a short stint on the submarine, Halibut, and had to read the book, “Blind Mans Bluff,” 20 years later before I found out what our real mission was (tapping Russian phone cables on the sea floor). The doc was last to know anything. With Navy and training, we moved 10 times in 10 years.

Marylyn Prosser (’64) and I met at Pomona and married in Seattle in 1962. We celebrate 40 yrs in December at which time she receives a Purple Heart. We have two sons, now ages 37 and 35, each with two little girls. Scott (Pomona ’87) is a professional musician. Scott has a DMA from Stanford, and plays lute, baroque guitar, and theorbo (a long necked lute with 14 strings) with the Chatham Baroque in Pittsburgh where he lives with wife Abbie and 2 daughters. Clarke, a Berserkley grad, is managing property in Ontario, CA – the old Guasti Winery property at Archibald Ave. He lives with wife Annie & 2 daughters in Newport Beach. We sailed much from 1972 – 1986 - a family of 4 sail to HI in 1979, a Transpac in 1983, and many races to Mexico. I miss the ocean.

Marylyn and I have been going to Ecuador with Operacion Esperanza for 9 years, but missed this year. Our group operates on very poor children with cleft lip and palate deformities. Marylyn is a Spanish major and is really great in keeping it all together with language and charm. Before Ecuador, I did similar work in Sri Lanka, El Salvador, and Honduras.

My current interests are fly fishing, skiing, bird hunting, Labradors, amateur astronomy, the environment, and the control of light pollution. I helped little old Ketchum, ID, pass Idaho’s first dark sky ordinance in 1999. They call me Dr. Dark. I write the occasional astronomy articles for our local rag, and host talks and star parties. In 2000, our family foundation endowed a chair for a professorship in the new Pomona major, Environmental Analysis. EA already has 20 majors in its first year. Prof. Rick Haslett, Geology, is the new Pauley Professor.

My proudest accomplishments were having the good sense to marry Marylyn, and in raising our two sons, Scott and Clarke. We are blessed in many ways. My favorite professors were Yost Amrein, who made science so interesting for me, and Fred Sontag who kept most of us on the straight with unending patience, good humor, and understanding. My coaches also had very positive influences. Many of my close friendships at Pomona have lasted. Bob Irvine and I managed to go through grade school, high school, college and medical school together. I valued greatly playing football and rugby, and fraternity life kept me happy and sane. Despite hanging out with the KD’s, Marylyn is now a trustee with Rusty Doms and Paul Eckstein (they saw where the real talent lies – besides, I still believe in UFO’s and Bigfoot). May peace, love, and good health be with the Class of ’62.

Fearsome Foursome
Pauley granddaughters Hannah, Brooke, Maia, Kara

Marylyn and Steve with Ecuadorian family and child
with cleft lip. Operacion Esperanza, Jan. 2000