Herbert William Paul, age 88 passed peacefully at his family home on January 8th, 2018 in Eden, Idaho in the same bedroom in which he was born. Herbert was born October 18, 1929 to Herbert F. and Ruth Leslie Paul. The Paul family has lived on the farm since 1915. Herbert farmed the land and raised cattle side by side with his Dad until his dad passed at age 85. He then took over the farm with his family carrying on the tradition.
After being introduced by his cousin Billie Kay Hendrickson (Jones) to the love of his life Jeanne 64 years ago in 1953, they were married on December 22 of that year. The wedding was held in the same family home. The couple raised three children, Michael John Paul, William David Paul and Susan Leslie Pohanka (Paul). He enjoyed a life of farming and raising his family on the farm. He was a one time recipient of the Farm Bureau Farmer of the year. Herbert instilled in his children the ethic of hard work and appreciation for the beauty and wonder of life.
He enjoyed flying his own plane and even flew into the back country, loved wood working and camping trips to the Oregon coast with his best friends Charles and Phyllis Utt. He built two grandfather clocks and beautiful custom shelves. His other hobbies include bowing, golfing and skiing. In his younger days, he was an avid motorcycle enthusiast.
Herbert was preceded in death by his parents Herbert F. Paul and Ruth Leslie Paul, brother Russell Paul, sisters Hazel Jones and June Green, brother in laws Earl and Warren Howard. Surviving Herbert are his wife of 64 years, Jeanne Paul (Eden), sister-in-law Margie Howard of Twin Falls and sons Michael John Paul of Salmon, William David Paul (wife Sandy) of Twin Falls, daughter Susan Leslie Pohanka (husband Michael) of Jerome, grandchildren Joseph Paul (Andrea) of Twin Falls, Laura Bulzomi (Geno) of Eaton, Colorado, Lance Paul (Lonnie) of Buhl, Christopher Pohanka (Daisi) of Meridian, Megan Ewert (Steve) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Parker Paul of Twin Falls. His surviving family includes thirteen great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Herbert was an amazing husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandpa (Papa Smurf) and friend. So loving kind and caring, he was a member of Valley Presbyterian Church in Hazelton.
A special thank you to St. Luke's staff, Home Health & Our Angel Alma with hospice, Dr. Ficklin, Dr. Rosenblum and a special thank you for the dear neighbor Jean Shawver and surrounding neighbors.
Herbert's celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 20th at 11:00 am at Rosenau Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Valley Presbyterian Church, Hazelton, ID or Silver and Gold Senior Center, Eden, ID.
Family and friends are encouraged to share memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com