Paul passed away on May 6, 2023, in Wenatchee WA at the age of 74, after a short illness. Paul devoted his life (not without a few bumps) to serving the Lord and his family. Paul served in the USAF during Vietnam. He worked at Intalco, was a sign painter, long haul truck driver, transit driver and had a 20 yr. career in law enforcement with Blaine Police Dept. and Whatcom County Sheriff Dept. After he retired, he became a minister for Roadhouse Chapel.
Paul was born, to his parents Elling and Selma Westby, in Bellingham WA. on Dec. 17, 1948. He is survived by his wife Jean Westby of 52 years. His daughters Kathy Owens (Cole), Rachel Westby, both of Whatcom County, son Joe Westby (Jamie) of Quincy, WA. and daughter Ashley Olsen (Josh) of Fargo, ND. A sister Elaine Smith of Edmore N D. Eight grandchildren Kodie Euper, Lexi Owens, Devyn Owens, Sophia Westby, Kennedy Westby Maddix Westby, Ella Olson and Harper Olson. Several nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Elling & Selma Westby, sisters Adele Lone & Gloria Lunde and niece Christina Dailey.
Paul was a member of the American Legion, FOE. He had been a member of Band of Brothers, Black Sheep Harley Davidsons for Christ, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Posse also served as Mayor of Fairdale ND. Paul was a minister for the last 15 yrs. The last few years he did live stream sermons with Roadhouse Chapel on Facebook, at 1:00 p.m. Sundays.
Paul’s hobbies were singing karaoke, song writing, traveling, camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, entertaining those around him and storytelling.
Paul was very much a people person, he made connections with people wherever he went. He was a very warm and friendly man, however we will miss his sense of humor the most. Many never knew whether he was serious or joking until he decided to reveal the truth with a warm chuckle and smile.
He loved his family and his Lord. He talked about both, every chance he got. He was a wonderful husband, father, uncle, cousin and friend, He will be missed by all.