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Paul F. Senteney

February 4, 1930 — January 18, 2022

Paul Senteney passed away in his home in Delta Colorado on Tuesday January 18, 2022. He was born in Matoon Ill. February 4th, 1930.

After high school he moved to New Mexico to attend college where he met Helen Wiley, the love of his life and best friend. Married in 1951, they enjoyed life together for 67 more years.

He enlisted in the Air Force and served in the Korean war. Together they raised two sons, Rick (Char) of Hesperus and Doug of Parachute. After the military Paul earned his master’s degree in Range and Wildlife biology from the University of Arizona. He was hired by the U.S. Forest Service in Arizona and worked his way up from assistant district ranger to range and wildlife staff officer in Williams Arizona, then Durango ending his career in Delta.

He was "The" horseman/wrangler of the forest service throughout his career. He rode all over the San Juan, Gunnison, Grand Mesa and Unacompahgre National Forrest.

He was a past president of the Colorado Society of Range Management. He was in the Missouri Fox Trotter Association and inducted into the Missouri Fox Trotter Hall of Fame. He was respected by his peers and those he worked with.

After retirement he was active in his chruch and community. He continued to work with horses and horsemen all over the West. As well as keeping up the farm. One of his greatest joys was riding with his friends in the West Elk Wilderness.

He is preceded in death by his lovely wife Helen and sisters Martha and Maxine. Survived by sons Rick and Doug, two grandchildren Seth of Indiana and Kate Eberly (Chris) of San Francisco. As well as two great grandchildren.

A celebration of his remarkable life will be held 1pm Saturday, April 23th, 2022 at the Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main St. Delta, CO

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Delta Elks Lodge #1235

563 Main St, Delta, CO 81416

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