Yesterday we received the worst news. My brother, Paul Charles Kidwell, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 41. We are all shocked and devastated. From the day he was born, October 8, 1978, Paul was a caring, loving and generous individual who made us all laugh with his understated sense of humor and low-key personality. Paul always put a unique perspective on things, which is probably why he was such a good photographer and so good at conveying himself through the airways, during his time in radio, and on social media. Though his life was cut tragically and unfairly short, it was filled with people who loved him and cared for him, and who in turn relied on him every single day for love and care. He played trombone in band, he was an extremely detailed planner, he went to countless live events and concerts (wrestling and Pearl Jam at the top of the list), he achieved the highest honors you can in Boy Scouts, and he traveled the world. Most recently, he went on frequent road trips across the Southwest and broader United States, finding peace and solace in mostly desolate and forgotten places, ghost towns being a favorite. Paul was a son, a brother, a nephew, a cousin, a friend to many and an outstanding and beautiful person. Words cannot adequately describe our loss

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  1. Marney, I’m so sorry to hear about your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing your family beautiful memories, comfort and strength forever. God be with you, Ann Pieniazek

  2. Paul was a student in my German class at Lee High School. I remember hid positive attitude and enthusiasm for learning. He was always so thoughtful and kind. My blessings to his family. Sue Weber

  3. Marney, I am so sorry for your loss! If I can do anything for you Please let me know I am close by you. Love you, Wanda Hearn

  4. Marney, Jerry saw this obituary in the paper and shared it with me. I am so saddened and sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of his family and friends. I remember you telling me after Paul’s first visit to Germany how badly he wanted to go back and his love for travel. I’m glad to hear he was able to pursue that. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Janet Doyle

  5. Frau Weber, Thank you so much for these lovely thoughts, he loved his travels to Germany and Europe and I know that you had a wonderful, positive effect on Paul. He remained thoughtful and kind – its a huge loss of course.

  6. Thank You Ann, its been so difficult – so sudden – my work family has been so understanding and kind, I appreciate your kind words so much.

  7. Mike and Marney, I am truly sadden to hear of Paul’s passing. My brother Danny and I like to pass along our condolences to you and your families. Sincerely,Samuel and Danny Escarcega.😪

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