Soldotna resident Paul Arthur Beever, 64, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Alaska Regional Hospital with his family by his side.
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An open service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Birch Ridge Golf Course. A reception will follow. Please bring any pictures or great stories to share. For more information or to reach out to the family, call Desiree at 907-398-7431.
Paul was born Aug. 6, 1949 in Chillicothe, Mo. He enlisted in the Army at age 22 and served a tour of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He moved to Soldotna in 1980, where he lived the remainder of his life.
"There are no words to describe how loving, caring, giving and supportive he was. He was the most loving, amazing father, grandfather, son, brother and friend anyone could ever ask for. In the drop of a dime, Paul would be there to give you the shirt off his back, help fix your car, build your cabin or just give you a hug if you needed one. He worked so hard all of his life to provide the best for his loved ones. He enjoyed living life to the fullest and his greatest joy was spending time with his grandson every chance he had.
"He was a true Alaskan man and love the peacefulness and solitude of the mountains. He passionately competed and completed Mt. Marathon nine years in a row. When he wasn't hard at work, his favorite things to do were running, skiing, fishing, hiking, biking, camping and being the best father and grandfather ever. He took pride in staying active and always living a healthy lifestyle.
"We love him so much and want to celebrate what a wonderful man he was. We love you dad with all that we have," his family wrote.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vincent Beever and a brother, Clyde Beever.
Paul is survived by his daughters, Desiree and Jamie Beever; grandson, Bruin Porterfield; son, Nathan Beever; mother, Marie Beever; sister, Carol Cox and husband Gary of Colorado; niece, Nicole Little and husband Tracy of Colorado; nephew, Paul Cox and wife, Kari; and grandnephews, Cole Little and Cooper and Andrew Cox.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.alaskanfuneral.com.
Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK 99611
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on May 5, 2014