Paul Childs (64), March 1954 to August 2018.
Paul Childs was born to Jack and Orlena Childs on March 27, 1954 on the USAF Base in Burtonwood England. Over the next 18 years Paul and his family followed Jack as he was assigned to different USAF Bases. In 1972 Paul moved to Montana with his family and attended the University of Montana. In 1974 Paul joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. Paul found his calling in life after he left the Army. He was very good with people and had a very quick wit and a way with words that helped him excel at sales and managing stores. He managed several paint stores in Missoula, Hamilton, Kalispell and the last being Rhoda Paints in Helena.
Paul was very athletic and excelled at baseball, skiing, tennis, water skiing, and golf. He loved motorcycles and loved to take little road trips when and where he could find the time. Paul always had a bike of some kind but preferred the high performance road bikes over other types. He liked quick sporty cars and owned several sports cars over the years. Paul loved everything there was about airplanes and flying. It was not in the cards for him to get his pilot’s license or become a commercial pilot as he had dreamed of.
Paul was loyal and devoted to his family and friends. Honoring his word and keeping promises were very important to Paul. He was quick to help out when and where he could. Paul helped coach youth sports and was a big brother to several youths over the years. Those kids learned a great deal about trust, honesty, integrity and the power of dedication and hard work!
He passed away at home in Deer Lodge on August 25, 2018. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Orlena Childs. He is survived by Alese Moore and Linda Burnson Snow (sisters). Heidi Brown Rome and Brandy Moore Sheehy (nieces). Breanna Rome and Nevaeh Sheehy (grand nieces).
A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at the Deer Lodge Elk’s Club Sunday, September 16 at 1 p.m.
A memorial fund has been set up in Paul’s name to help with his final expenses.
Paul Child’s Memorial
c/o Alese Moore
420 Montana Avenue APT. 7
Deer Lodge, MT 59722