Paul, a resident of The Dalles, OR passed away at home on Saturday August 16, 2014, lovingly surrounded by longtime companion Debbie, his sister Mary, and his children. He was 66 years old. He was born and raised in The Dalles, graduating in 1966.
Starting with the Alaskan Pipeline, Paul's love for rock drilling and blasting grew into a career that spanned thirty years. He also spent many years enjoying the outdoors; hunting, fishing, camping and flying kites whenever possible.
Paul is survived by: Longtime companion, Debbie Wooderson, daughter Summer (Gibson) Womack, son Mitchell Gibson, and 4 grandchildren; brothers Charles Gibson and Martin Richelderfer; sisters Georgia Benson, Mary Zachariasen and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwina "Bunny" Richelderfer, Malcolm Richelderfer and Douglas Gibson; daughter Tammy Sue Gibson; brothers Michael Gibson and Brian Richelderfer; and sister Sally Groce.
Celebration of life will be held at The Eagles Lodge in The Dalles, located at 2006 W. 7th St. on Saturday, September 6th at 2:00 pm. Remembrances may be made to Heart of Hospice, 508 Washington St. The Dalles, OR 97058.
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