Paul Albert Rees of Canon City, Colorado left this life to be with his Lord on March 28, 2015. He was born August 14, 1929 at Rich Hill, Missouri to Clarence and Mabel (Winters) Rees. After graduation, he moved to Meade County, Kansas and worked as a cowboy on a cattle ranch. On June 10, 1952, Paul married Shirley Cobb in Bentonville, Arkansas. Also in 1952, he was drafted into the United States Marine Corps and served two years in California.
Paul and Shirley then moved back to Meade, Kansas, and Paul went to work for Northern Natural Gas. He worked for Northern Natural until his retirement in 1985. During this time, they lived in Beaver, Oklahoma, St. John, Kansas and Greensburg, Kansas. They moved to Canon City in 2012 and attended the Cowboy Church at Crossroads.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Clovis and Donald. He is survived by his wife, Shriley, brother Dwayne Rees of Humboldt, Kansas, sons Mike Rees (Linda) of Dodge City, Kansas, Doug Rees (Jane) of Colorado Springs, and daughter Pam Carl of Canon City, grandchildren Heather Schnoebelen, Derek Veatch, Joshua Rees, Mindi Salamon, Shawn Veatch, kyle Rees, Evan Rees, and Kimberly Hernandez, and great-grandchildren Brandon, Sloand, Tatum, Devin, Islyn, Payton, Barrett, Jon and Layton.
A Celebration of Life service with Military Honors will be held on April 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., at Harwood Chapel, 516 N. 10th Street, Canon City, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project in Care of Harwood Funeral Home, 215 N. Orchard, Canon City, Colorado, 81212.
The family would like to thank the staff of Canon Lodge Care Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Paul during the short time he was with them.