Paul MacMaster

Paul D. MacMaster passed away at his home Monday, April 7 2014 in Colville at the age of 62. Paul was born to Violet L. Henderson-MacMaster and Ray D. MacMaster in Spokane, Oct. 26, 1951. He grew up in Wilbur and was a 1970 graduate of Wilbur High School. He had many lifelong friends and classmates from his high school days. He was an accomplished wrestler and football player. Paul worked numerous jobs from a very young age. He did farm work and hauled fertilizer chemicals before going to Spokane Community College to become a heavy diesel mechanic. Paul also obtained his welding degree from SCC. He worked for Grant County and Ferry County before starting his career for the Department of Transportation in Colville. Paul was one of the last true mountain men. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved to be outdoors. Paul loved being with people, and lived for his friends and family. He was the life of the party, always making everyone laugh. He was one of a kind—had a great sense of humor and wit. Everyone couldn’t get enough of being around Paul. He impacted many lives. Paul is survived by his loving companion, Vicki Griffith; brother, E. Harold MacMaster; sister, Charlene MacMaster-Leonard and her husband Craig; nephews, Matt and Makaio MacMaster and Ceth Ray Leonard; nieces, Cody Leonard and Janae MacMaster, as well as a new-found brother, Norman Casas and his wife, Libby, and many other nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Ray D. and mother, Violet L. MacMaster. Funeral service was held April 12 in Wilbur at the Strate Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at to that! We ALL love you Paul!