Paul Raymond Schnabel

February 23, 1919 :: LaSalle, Colorado
Passed Away:
January 17, 2017 :: Lakewood, Colorado

Paul Raymond Schnabel, 97, passed away on January 17, 2017 peacefully in Lakewood, Colorado at the Villa Manor Care Facility where
he lived..
He was born on February 23, 1919 in LaSalle Colorado to Joseph and Evelina (Kittle) Schnabel. He had two brothers and a sister, Denzil,
Gilbert and Bonnie. They lived in the east side of town and he attended Manual High School in Denver. He loved playing basketball in school
and excelled in it. Every summer of his youth he took the train to his uncle and aunt’s farm in Nebraska and spent the summer helping
with chores. They always had a horse for him to ride. He loved that time and talked about it all the time.
Paul is preceded in death by his wife Mildred (DeBuno) Schnabel, His Great Grandson Ron Gabriel, His Great Grandson Alex Christensen, and
his Grandson-in-law Ken Kidder.
He is survived by his daughter Sharon (Jim) Gabriel, Granddaughter Renee (Ken) Kidder Carey, His Grandson Tony (Michele) Carey, His Grandson
Jim (Rhonda) Gabriel, His Great Granddaughter Chanelle Hevener, Great Grandson Bill (Rebekah) Hevener; and Great Granddaughter Rachel
White. Also his Great-Great Granddaughters Olyvia Hevener, Makynze Hevener, Kerealynn Hevener and Eva Christensen.
Paul married Millie on December 30, 1940 and was then stationed in San Francisco in the Navy. After the Navy they moved back to
Denver and he spent most of his life working in the printing business as a salesman. Pauls hobby was golf and he spent a lot of time playing and after he retired he worked at Overland Golf Club in the clubhouse. He also achieved a couple of “Hole-in-Ones”.
He and Millie loved to go dancing and did that on the weekends at the old dance clubs on Morrison Road.
He enjoyed his family and we will all miss him so much, but he had a long life and was getting tired.
In lieu of flowers, his favorite charity was the Salvation Army. He always said during the war, it was them that helped the veterans more than
anyone else. There will be no service.
RIP Pop.


7 Responses to Paul Raymond Schnabel

  1. Sharon and Jim says:

    We miss you Pop but are glad you are with Mom now. We love you very much.
    Your daughter and son-in-law.

  2. jim and Rhonda says:

    Jim and Rhonda,thank Nan and you for everything.We love and will miss you very much,and will always cherish the memories,Love you Pop.?

    • jim and Rhonda says:

      Jim and Rhonda,thank Nan and you for everything.We love and will miss you very much,and will always cherish the memories,Love you Pop.?

  3. Renee says:

    My memories of Pop:
    Him coming home from Golfing on Saturday with a bag of McDonald’s for dinner. Sunday lunches at Bear Valley Inn. Sitting at a bar with a coke and a bowl of maraschino cherries in front of me. Getting our allowance from Pop and him driving us to the record store to buy a new album. Driving to Disneyland and meeting our California cousins. Driving to Wyoming and seeing Old Faithful. Shooting Pool and playing pinball at the bowling alley. Going to Overland with Ken after work and Pop setting us up with a cart and greens fees so we could play 9 holes. He loved to gamble and he loved to win money so he could give it to everyone else because that’s what made him happy. I’ll miss my Sunday afternoons with him. He was one of a kind.

  4. Jenny says:

    Pop was a great man and we will miss him

  5. Darrell & Marge says:

    It’s been 46 years since we saw Paul, but we remember he and Millie fondly from our contacts through Sherry & family.

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