The family of Paul Lester Shelhamer will host a gathering of family and friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, February 20, 2023, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A service to celebrate his life of 79 years is scheduled at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, also at Lake Ridge Chapel. Lifted to the arms of his Savior, Paul went to be with Jesus on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Please visit this page for a service broadcasting schedule, floral purchasing, and an area to share stories of Mr. Shelhamer with his family.
Paul Lester Shelhamer was born October 4, 1943, to Gerald Lester Shelhamer and Deloris (Jones) Martin in Durango, CO., and raised in Ignacio, CO. A place that he loved to talk about. He served in the US Navy and was a proud sailor. Paul worked for Amoco Production, Altura, and Occidental Petroleum for thirty years and retired in 2002. He became a consultant for TCC consulting as a downhole specialist for two years before moving to Lubbock, TX.
He leaves behind the love of his life of fifty-eight years, Charlotte (Charlie) Shelhamer; his two children that he was so very proud of, Stormie Dunn and husband Billy and Dustin Paul Shelhamer and wife Mara; grandchildren, Taytum Carmichael and husband Chris, Codi Waters and husband Drew, Hunter Paul Shelhamer; great-grandchildren, Maddison, Sterling, and Hudson; a special ex-daughter-in-law, Sandi Bohanan; sisters and brothers-in-law that he dearly loved; as well as many nieces, nephews and good neighbors.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry; mother, Deloris; and sister, Caleen Anderson.
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