Dec. 17, 1965 - Feb. 10, 2010
Former area resident Paul Gregory Martindale passed away Feb. 10, 2010, in Houston, Texas, from a long illness. Paul was born in San Jose, Calif., to Donald and Mary Ann Martindale. The family moved to Walla Walla when Paul was 3. His mother raised him along with his two siblings, Timothy and Lucinda. Paul attended local area schools, Washington, Garrison, and Walla Walla High School, he then moved to Texas, living in different cities there.
For a time Paul and his life partner, Rick, lived in Michigan, where he was able to raise goats and chickens on a small farm. He also had an extremely enormous pig collection. Paul was a fun-loving, outgoing person who enjoyed his friends and family. His cheerful demeanor throughout his life and illness uplifted those around him, whether it was friends and family or hospital staff. Paul had numerous friends in the Walla Walla and Texas areas whom he held dear to his heart, too many to list. He also had a very close relationship with his niece, Crystal Olvera.
Paul is survived by his mother and step-dad, Mary Ann and Terry Hargett from Walla Walla; siblings, Tim and Leslie Martindale from Walla Walla; Lucinda and Mike Olvera from Seattle and his life partner Rick Grasser from Houston. Also in his extended family are his brothers, Donny, Mark, Matt Martindale from Walla Walla and step-sister Christie Cox form Montana. He is uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Preceeding him in death were his mammy and pappy Martindale and grandpa and grandma Hollenback from Dallas.
Paul will be dearly and forever missed. We love you Paul.
We would like to invite all of those who wish to celebrate Paul's life to Join us Sunday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. at Solid Rock Church, 416 Wellington.