OBITUARY

Paul Garret Kennedy

17 June, 19469 February, 2021

Paul Garret Kennedy, age 74, of Portland, Oregon passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, February 9, 2021 peacefully in his sleep. Paul was born to Bob and Marie Kennedy June 17, 1946.

Father, Son, Husband, Brother, Uncle, Grandpa, Friend, Pastor and Man of Faith, Teacher, Builder, Outdoorsman, Writer, Musician, Father-In-Law, Son-In-Law, Brother-In-Law

His Wife of nearly 55 years Beth Kennedy, his daughters Paula Kennedy and Shawna Pearson and his Granddaughters' Sarah and Megan are all heartbroken but surrounded with peace knowing he will always be by our side. Also survived by his mother Marie Kennedy, and brothers and sisters, Larry Kennedy, Phil Kennedy, Gail Pegg, Sheri Peterson.

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Tom and Janie Bristol

1 March 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, In spite of the living hope we share, it still is a deep loss. Prayers and best wishes.

Becky Gowen- Lewis

20 February 2021

It is a great loss of such an inspiring writer. His writings reminded me of the apostle Paul writing to the early church and how he encouraged the believers to remain strong in their faith. He was so kind to me. He was generous with his care and encouragement. I will miss him. Look forward to the great celebration and reunion with him and the Ancient of Days!

Joyce Womack

17 February 2021

Remembering Paul:
Paul was not ashamed to be a Christian. His heart wanted to please his Redeemer and Father and Spirit and he showed that in his life. I'll always remember his beautiful singing voice and his million dollar smile and the devotion to his wife Beth.
God bless,
Joyce Womack

Chris Bristol

17 February 2021

Everyone needs an uncle who tells bad puns, splits wood with a .357, and can really carry a tune. RIP Uncle Paul Kennedy

Sheri Peterson

16 February 2021

Paul is my oldest brother. 16 years older than me. He was gone to College by the time I can remember much. Later on in years, we worked together in his Restoration business. That's when we really got to know each other. I would never trade that time for anything. We talked a lot , prayed together, bounced ideas off each other, cried together. Paul was my person. During his illness, our relationship deepened. I am still in shock that he's gone, but I know where he is, and I'm so happy for him. He held a very important spot in my life, and I miss him sorely. He blessed so many, including me. I love you Paul, I will see you again. my heart aches , but also rejoices.

Paula Kennedy

15 February 2021

Paul and Beth's lives were transformed yet again when Shawna had Sarah and Megan. These kids were truly his biggest treasures.

Paula Kennedy

15 February 2021

Paul's Parents and siblings. Big beautiful family.

Left to right front row: Sheri Peterson, Bob (Pap-pa) Kennedy, Marie (Mam-ma) Kennedy, Gail Pegg
Left to right back row: Larry Kennedy, Phil Kennedy, Paul Kennedy

Paula Kennedy

14 February 2021

The whole family including the grandkids and significant others.

Paula Kennedy

14 February 2021

Paul with his wife and two daughters. He was always so proud to be surrounded by all his girls, which then grew to include his two granddaughters.

Paula Kennedy

14 February 2021

This is one of my favorite photos of Dad and myself as a newborn. It was an honor being his daughter. I am in so many ways my Father's Daughter.

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