Paul Wesley Yeomans, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away peacefully at his home on August 6, 2014 at the age of 77. He was born on May 14, 1937 to Adalbert and Elizabeth (McDonald) Yeomans in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Paul started his education in Grand Rapids. When Paul was ten-years-old, he started working with his siblings to help supÂ¬port his family. He had nine brothers and sisters. Paul was alÂ¬ways a hard worker and never complained. At the age of 19, Paul married his first wife.
After receiving his GED in 1954, Paul entered the military acadÂ¬emy and graduated in 1967. He joined the United States Air Force that same year. While in the Air Force, he served in France, the Philippians, Vietnam and in Alaska. There are many other places he got to see as he traveled all over the world.
Paul loved to be in the sky as he flew missions as a loadmaster technician aboard a bomber.
Paul was very active in the community and it showed as he built an addition onto his home for Bible study groups. He helped remodel the Garden Valley Community Church in Kettle Falls in 1999. This effort helped to once again open the doors for the community to enjoy worship services every Sunday. Paul was also a charitable man who gave to many charities.
In 2003, Paul met Julita Olvera and they wed soon after. In their commitment to one another, they shared a close bond. Paul had a big heart and was a great person to be around. He also had a great sense of humor, since he loved to make people smile. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed going fishing. Paul also loved animals, especially the fawns that he would take care of as he fed them in his yard. He had a love for landscaping, planting trees and taking care of his yard.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and by his bother, Kenned.
He is survived by his wife, Julita; his children, Ann Miller and her husband, Terry; Mark Yeomans and his wife, Ping; Donna Clements and her husband, Michel Francisco Rodriguez; and his wife, Peggy, along with siblings, Bill, Mary, Helen, Naidia, CresÂ¬sida, Jim, Betty and Mike.
A graveside service was held on August 12 at the Meyers Falls Cemetery in Kettle Falls. Please go online and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel was entrusted with the arrangeÂ¬ments.