Paul Howard Weston passed away peacefully on January 19, 2022 at the age of 95.
He was born in CA in 1926 ,the second of five boys to Pastor Charles G. Weston and Erna G. Weston.
The family moved to Salem Oregon where the boys had lots of fun and adventures.
Paul graduated from the University of Oregon and was briefly in the Air Force in WWll.
He worked as an Architect which brought him to WA State. He got his contracting licence and started
Paul Weston Construction CO, designing and building houses, apartments and commercial buildings all over WA.
Paul was a loving and social guy who made friends everywhere he went! He enjoyed many groups, hobbies and interests all his life, including snow skiing, water skiing, church, writing, reading, boating ,building, fruit and watching sports. Yes, Paul loved fruit and we never saw anyone get as excited as him, when the summer cherries arrived!
He designed and built remote control boats and planes and then built an original one seater seaplane ( The Sea Era), which was his pride and joy! He got his pilots' licence later in life and had many flights (and crashes) in his plane. One even landed him on the evening news!
Paul was passionate about his religion and attended many churches in his life ,including the Lake Sammamish church for over 20 yrs and a bible study where he met many dear friends. In the 80's he became involved with the Fishermans' Union group, which ministered every week to men in the Monroe Prison. He became lifelong friends with this group of men and their wives, including Lee Minea (Vanda) whom is now President.
Paul started snow skiing as a teenager and loved being strapped to two boards and flying down the snowy mountain! He enjoyed skiing many years with friends on a senior ski bus and went on a few ski trips with them.
Paul was married for 12 years to Dawn Weston with whom he had his three children that he loved very much. He is survived by Son Todd Weston, Daughters Carol Hoag (David), and Paulette Weston (Larry Wyers and Killian), Granddaughters Corinne Hoag Knowlton (Tim) and Marilyn Hoag, Brother Howard Weston (niece Ann Weston McVicker), and relatives in CA and Texas.
Paul cherished, loved and was proud of his Granddaughters and was the best Grandpa. He called them his "jelly beans" and "skwunks". He babysat them ,swam and played with them in his Condo pool, watched their sports games, and saw them graduate school and college!
Paul loved the Lord and is with Jesus now, but we will all miss him here on Earth. His family thanks you for your friendship with him.
His favorite Bible verse: Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
"I know Paul Weston because my son David married his daughter Carol. He was a personable man and I found him a pleasure to be around. He and I had many varied conversations over the years. We did not always agree but he was a willing and patient listener. He had an interesting life with many hobbies. Paul loved God and his faith. He told me that he read the complete Bible, from Genesis to Revelations once a year. Now I think that is quite a feat! So, of course he could quote many scriptures quite readily. He loved his family and friends and let them know it. We will all miss Paul.
Rest In Peace, friend.
"I hereby celebrate the life of Paul Weston who I knew for years as a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. I also celebrate that he was a friend of mine. However I don't remember ever telling him that. Words after death come too late for those who are dead. What a wonderful thing it would be to attend your own funeral and sit right down front so you could hear what was said. Paul and I were growing old together. We laughed, we shared God's truths, served in prison ministry together and on occasion we might have cried. If he was here now and could her what I have written, I would congratulate him on being a great man and thank him for being my friend.
"I always looked forward to seeing my Uncle Paul and his family when they visited San Francisco. The five Weston brothers were always a lively group at family holidays with a lot of laughter and, of course, trying to one up each other. I'll never forget Uncle Paul's generosity in taking me to Disneyland with his kids when we were young. Sending love to him and the rest of the family at his loss."
"Paul and I went into the Special Offender Unit in Monroe Correctional Complex with the Fisherman Union for several years. He went into prison every Wednesday evening for many years. A Godly man who loved the Lord and his love for others was evident! I am fortunate to have known Paul Weston. Praying for Paul?s family and all who loved him."
"Michael and Lori !!!! Thank you so much for your thoughts and memories of Dad for us! I dont know how to get ahold of you, so hoping you look back on this site. What wonderfull memories of you guys when all the kids were little and swimming and waterskiing at the lake, Dad just loved you guys and your kids so , and enjoyed boating with you so much! Sorry for the loss of your Dad also, on the same day.
Dave and Carol Hoag"
"Paul had a significant impact on my life. He was one who helped me as a teenager to become a Christian, and to understand what God?s love and forgiveness meant for my life. He also challenged me to be a Godly man. And of course, he would not let me seek any advice from him about a life issue or problem until I ?first, thank The Lord for it.? I Thess 5:18 was real to him, and he taught me to be thankful to Him for all things. Gcod, bad and everything in between. So I do. Not always perfectly, but eventually.
And then, there was the boat and all that water skiing we did together. Hundreds of mornings on Lake Sammamish together. I can still vividly see him in my mind coming up out of the water, then dropping that banana ski off one foot, then slalom skiing with that sweet, lovely big smile on his thankful face. We should experience that joy in the ways the Lord gives us good things in life. I love you Paul. Thank you Lord for letting me be a part if his life.
Michael M. (and Lori) Dilio"
"Paul was a wonderful God loving man. He and my Dad Mike Dilio passed on the same day.
I?ll always remember Paul. Kathy Dilio Medak "
"Paul was a man who knew what he believed. I knew him from the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship, ministered with him at the Monroe prison weekly with a ministry called The Fisherman's Union from 2006 to 2019, and had other opportunities for fellowship and service together at lake Sammamish Four Square Church. Paul always reminded us to be thankful for and in all things. He was a true witness for Christ and really a complete person
"What a great man of God and a mentor to my wife Kathy and I. We will never forget his contributions to our life group and teaching us how to be thankful in all things. We are both better for knowing him!"