Paul Page, 76

Paul Page was born to Raymond and Lucile (Campbell) Page July 14, 1937. He grew up in Central City, graduated from high school there, met his wife of 55 years there, and began their family there. Ronda was born in Grand Island, Joyce in Central City, and afterthey moved to Broken Bow, Paula was born. They moved because of Paul's job with Hansen's Appliance astheir appliance repair tech, which later became Staab's Appliance, and he continued working for Bob. During this time, he was a Broken Bow volunteer fireman answering "the call" for fires and emergencies without hesitation. Many times this meant a trip to hospitals further east with his "shotgun" buddies.....Ivan, Dick, Corky, Tom, and many others. The stories they reminisced about would fill a book. One thing is for sure, there isn't a family in the area Paul didn't know about or take care of at some point in his life. When Frank Klapal retired as Broken Bow's Fire Chief, Paul was selected for the position and thus he began his 17-years "headingup" the department. He and others were/are proud to serve their fine city. As was the couple's entertainment, they had traveled to Coloradoand were sight-seeing the mountains with their daughter and herhusband when the tragic accident took his wife's life, and a few weeks later the injuries he sustained ended his life at St. Anthony's Hospital in Colorado on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. He and his wife attended the Assembly of God Church. He always was a supporter of youth activities and manned theambulance at sporting events, races and mini-sprints, and demolitionderbies. He belonged to the Elks and Jaycee's. Paul is survived by his daughters, Ronda and husband Frank Rodriguez of Thornton, Colo., Joyce Dangler and Paula Page, both of Broken Bow. He also leaves to mourn, his grandchildren: Amber, Christina and friend Dusty, Aaron and wife Jennifer, Matt, Adam and friend Timaree, Andy and friend Liz, Ryan and wife Trina, and Kaleigh; eight great-grandchildren who were close to his heart, along with many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many special friends who will miss him and his wife. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene; his parents; a great-grandson; sister, Raymona and husband Robert Grisgby, and many others who have gone before him. Services will be Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Rick Johnson officiating.Published in Custer County Chief, Aug. 22, 2013