– Paul, 68, died Wednesday, June 10 in Stayton. He was born
in Portland, and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Paul lived most of his life in California, graduating from
UCSB in Nuclear Engineering. He moved to Oregon in 1998,
living in Klamath Falls for 7 years and then moving to Stayton
was a member of Stayton United Methodist Church in which he
was very active. He was also a member of Habitat for Humanity,
Angel Tree, and Humboldt Grange. Paul was a generous man, and
enjoyed music, especially playing the piano, reading, and
animals. He worked as a tax preparer for many years.
survived by sons: Darin Bent of Fontana, CA and Michael Bent
of Stayton; brothers: Peter Bent of Gresham and Mark Bent of
Surrey, ND; sister: Sandy Fredrickson of Live Oak, CA.
memorial service will be Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10 am at
Stayton United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made to
Stayton United Methodist Church. Serving
the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.