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Paul Gentry

The Adams County Record of Council, Idaho

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July 18, 1934 - December 23, 2013

Paul S. "Gentry age 79 of Oroville, WA, died Monday, December 23, 2013 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket following an acute massive stroke. He was born July 18, 1934 in Nyssa, Oregon to parents Samuel and Reba Gentry. Paul grew up in Indian Valley, Idaho. He joined the US Navy at age 17, serving during the Korean War. He met and married Glenda Rae Quigley in Spokane, and following an honorable discharge from the Navy they settled in Spokane where they had two children, Douglas S. Gentry and Lori A. Gentry.

In 1972, Paul and Glenda divorced, and Paul remained in Spokane until moving to Oroville in the early 1980s where he worked in construction. Paul was also a saddle maker and enjoyed working with leather. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and enjoying the company of his friends. Paul was a member of the Tonasket American Legion Post #82, Tonasket Eagles and a lifetime member of the Highland Am Vets Post#69. Surviving relatives

Special Companion of 27 years: Velma Hill and her children Rick Hill, Bev Tibbs and Karen Tibbs.

Son: Douglas Gentry of Airway Heights, WA.

Daughter: Lori Gentry of Oroville.

Grandson: Samuel Gentry of Creswell, OR.

Sister: Ruthie (Ed) Raney of Idaho and children; Myra Atteberry, Scottie Yantis and Beth Hancock

Paul also leaves behind many friends. A special thanks goes to his close friends, Roger Smith, Mel Gallagher, Curly Bill, Dave Sharpe, Andy Knott and Dewey Orr.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 11:00 AM at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville with Pastor Randy McAllister and the Tonasket American Legion, officiating. A potluck luncheon will follow the service at the Oroville American Legion Hall. Inurnment will be held in the Spring at the Indian Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Dr. Larson's Llama rescue or Highland Am Vets #69.

Arrangements in care of Bergh Funeral Service of Oreoville/Tonasket.

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Original Publication Date: January 2, 2014

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