Paul Herren

April 1, 1938 – Dec. 16, 2013

A graveside service for Paul Herren, 75, of Greybull, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at the Odessa Cemetery at Shell with Pastor James Scott officiating.  Paul died Dec. 16 at the RiverStone Health Hospice Home in Billings, Montana.

Paul was born on April 1, 1938, in Shell, the son of Hans Herren and Frieda Sophia (Wright) Herren.  He grew up in the Big Horn Basin and received his schooling at the old stone schoolhouse in Shell.

He worked for Tillman “Tim” Graham and learned to operate a Cat.  He went on to work for M-I SWACO as a heavy equipment operator for twenty years.  Paul loved riding horses, “cowboying” and gardening.  He enjoyed traveling the back roads with friends and visiting with family and friends.  He was a “true” friend and enjoyed life to its fullest.  Paul lived his life in this valley and never got away from “his” mountains.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his three children, June Rose (Herren) Dickinson of Riverton, Robert Grant Herren of Greybull, and Marilynn (Herren) Tritschler of Dayton; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Herren of Billings, Harry Herren of Greybull, and Johnny Herren of Greybull, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial at the Odessa Cemetery will follow the Dec. 20 funeral service.  A reception for family and friends will then follow at the Shell Community Hall.