Paul Thomas Toohey
September 12, 1939 – May 26, 2020
After a 15-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer, Paul Thomas Toohey, 80 passed away at home surrounded by family on May 26th in Windsor, CO. A celebration of life is pending based on Church access.
Paul was born on September 12th, 1939 in Grand Island, NE to Paul and Jane Toohey. He graduated from Grand Island High School in 1957. Paul continued his education at Kearney State College prior to beginning his 23-year management career with JC Penney.
After leaving Penney’s he worked for Gibson’s Discount Center and then managed several retirement facilities, ending his career with Walgreens in Windsor.
Paul married the love of his life, Connie, in August 1959 and together they raised three daughters. He was an active member in the Brush Colorado Chamber of Commerce. Paul had a passion for all sports, playing golf, football, basketball, tennis and bowling throughout his life. He was very competitive and loved playing cards and board games with his family and friends. Not a Sunday went by that he was not watching the Rockies or Bronco’s on TV.
Paul will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He served as coach and mentor to his daughters in sports and life. Upon becoming a Grandpa, he was so proud of his two Grandsons and attended all of their activities and sporting events on a regular basis.
Paul is survived by his wife of sixty years, Connie, two daughters, Tammy (Jim) Toohey, Michele (Steve) Hall, and grandchildren Barry and Dalton Hall all of Fort Collins. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Mary Jane Garrison of Kearney, NE. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Paul and Jane Toohey and his daughter Teresa.
Paul loved attending both Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Collins and Bethel Lutheran Church in Windsor.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Trinity Lutheran Church at 301 E Stuart Street, Fort Collins, CO. 80525, Bethel Lutheran Church, 328 Walnut Street, Windsor, CO 80550 or UC Health Foundation of Northern Colorado (noco-foundation@UChealth.org).
The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Stephen Schuster and his staff at the Oncology Center at the Harmony Campus in Fort Collins for the excellent care Paul received over the past 15 years.
- Trinity Lutheran Church
- Bethel Lutheran Church
- UC Health Oncology at Harmony Center
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Paul Thomas Toohey
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June 1, 2020
I remember Paul when he was at the Penney's store in Brush and I was quite a bit younger! Paul and Connie were great friends and neighbors to my folks in Brush. May your soul find rest in God, may your hope come from Him. (Psalm 62:5)
Sharon and Brian Lessman
May 30, 2020
Such a great great man who will be so missed. I absolutely loved Paul and his fun and competitive spirit. Whether playing dimes, cards or any other friendly ‘game’ he was quite the adversary! I remember teaching him bocce ball and thinking I had him over a barrel—He taught me otherwise 😊! Please say hi to Teresa in heaven for me and I know you will be here on earth when you can taking care of everyone and especially Connie! Rest peaceful dear soul!
Mary Jane Toohey Garrison
May 29, 2020
I couldn't have picked a better brother to share the last 80 years with. I have many memories of us as children, our school age years, and your life with Connie and your three daughters.
I know that you are with Teresa, Mother and Dad, and many other loved ones.
May 29, 2020
I am so grateful that I was able to get to know Paul and Connie over the last several years. Paul's wit and sense of humor will definitely be missed by all. Lots of love to Connie and family during this time.
May 28, 2020
I just wonder who is going to play dominoes and dimes when I visit Colorado. As flower girl at their wedding, I'm glad to see the 60 years together. I will miss you. Be at Peace.