Meridian, Idaho, resident Paul Louis Stevens died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at St. Luke Hospital in Meridian. He was 73.
Military honors will be held at later in June at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho.
Mr. Stevens was born Dec. 11, 1934, in Ogden, Utah. He served his country for 23 years in the armed forces, including a tour of duty in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He earned four bronze medals and two purple hearts.
"Paul was loved by many and will be missed by all. We will never forget what a wonderful man he was and how many lives he touched," his family said. "He was a loving husband, a wonderful father and grandpa and was the best friend a person could have. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmachining, camping, skiing, bowling and playing the slot machines in Vegas. He lived life to the fullest and would take the shirt off his back to help others. He also was preceded in death by his beloved dog, 'Big Foot.'"
Mr. Stevens is preceded in death by his father, Max Stevens; mother, Kate Stevens; sister, Skip Stevens; and brother, Sidney Stevens.
He is survived by his wife, Yuko; son, Max; daughters, Kathryn and Pauline; grandkids, Paul, Emily, Tyler, April, Autumn, Bradley, Johnny and Katie; and great-grandchildren, Rashon, Lauren and Logan.
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