Paul Earl Abernathy

April 11, 1941February 23, 2012

Paul Earl Abernathy, parted this life after a lengthy battle with heart and lung complications to join his Lord Jesus Christ on February 23, 2012. Paul was born April 11, 1941. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Alma Abernathy; infant sister, Mary Lois; numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; brother, James Jeffrey (Cheryl) Abernathy; sons, Michael (Lisa) Racine, Patrick (Susie) Abernathy, Rob (Rella) Abernathy, Kevin P. Abernathy; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Paul attended St. Francis grade school, and graduated from Pueblo Catholic High in 1959, where he excelled in football, baseball and track. He attended Western State at Gunnison for 1 year. Paul was an avid fisherman and has continued fishing with several of his long time buddies from grade school. Rosary 7pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 St. Joseph Church. Funeral Mass, 10 am, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 St. Joseph Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House or St. Joseph Renovation fund. Online condolences at Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 25, 2012
  • Rosary Tuesday, February 28, 2012
  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Charlie & Doreen Webb

February 29, 2012

Charlie and I were extremely saddened to hear your message yesterday. It really hit Charlie hard and he wanted me to extend our deepest condolences to you. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and always. May God richly bless you with memories of the good times you had.

Bob & Judy Moore

February 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you now in the loss of a good friend Paul. May you rest in peace! We'll meet again!

February 29, 2012

Patrick, Sure sorry to hear of you're loss.
Rick C.

pamela hensley

February 29, 2012

So sorry for ur loss u will b a very missed man no more suffering u are in a better place in heaven my granny will give u a lot of laughs and hard times and u can have fun with my baby I lost he can b ur grand baby in heaven till i join u all tell him his mommy loves him and u enjoy him! Luv and miss u Paul!

Gina Eversole Wempe

February 28, 2012

I'll never forget the Sunday's that Paul and Jeff would come to the house and read the comics section of the newspaper, and visit with us. My thoughts and prayers are with the Abernathy family at this sad time.

Joe Eversole

February 27, 2012

He was always so soft-spoken and sincere...Gave youth and age the same respect, and would look you in the eye and tell you what he thought...I am with you in your Sorrow

Eddie Eversole

February 27, 2012

I will always treasure the time Uncle Paul spent with me fishing Taylor and the Blue River up in Almont.My deepest sympathies go out to all of the Abernathy family. Eddie Eversole

Cheryl Miller

February 27, 2012

I can picture him and my Uncle Johnny in heaven looking for the best fishing hole and telling stories about the ones that got away. Accept my deepest sympathy in the your loss. Cheryl Miller-Fields

February 25, 2012

I know your buddies and those who loved you will miss you so much.

February 25, 2012

Shirley, We are so sorry for your loss, We know how much you ad Paul loved each other. We love you. Kris & Larry