Obituary of Paul Geiter
Paul Geiter, of Gladstone, Oregon, passed away at the age of 91 on May 23, 2023, surrounded by his family.
Paul David Geiter was born to parents, Sumner and Edith Geiter in July 1931 in Portland, Oregon.
He graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1949.
Paul served in the US Air Force for 4 years during the Korean War. He was an airplane mechanic and was stationed at Fairchild AFB in Washington state, at Yokota AFB in Japan and at Smokey Hill AFB in Salina Kansas.
During Paul’s time at Smokey Hill AFB, he attended a Church in Salina where he met Shirley. They were married on June 14, 1957.
After his discharge from the Air Force, Paul attended Moody Bible Institute for 2 years.
Paul worked for the US Postal Service as a Letter Carrier for 35 years.
Paul and Shirley were active members of Milwaukie First Baptist Church (now GracePointe). Paul served in many capacities as a Deacon, in Maintenance and in Finance. Paul served with the Craftsman for Christ ministry for 10 years, helping to build new Church buildings and additions to Church buildings. He then served as the Facilities Director for Milwaukie First Baptist for 4 years.
Paul enjoyed gardening – they lived on ¾ acres in Milwaukie Oregon where Paul grew vegetables and fruit, as well as kept chickens and bees. They sold honey and eggs from their home in Milwaukie. Paul enjoyed hunting in Eastern Oregon in the Blue Mountains and fishing.
Paul is survived by Shirley, his wife of 65 years, and their four children - David (wife, Eileen), John (wife, Deanna), Mary (husband, Bryan), and Donald. Paul and Shirley also have 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Paul is also survived by his brother James (wife, Melanie) and his sister-in-law Shirley.
Paul was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Phil Geiter.
At Paul's request, his ashes will be spread at his Elk Stand in the Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon, at a later date.
The family requests any gifts in memory of Paul to support missionaries Julius & Grace Twongyeirewe with Proclamation Task in Uganda. Donations to this ministry can be made through GracePointe Church, www.gpointe.com/give
Found in a book, in Paul's handwriting:
“Everything .. each day, breath, step, each conversation, problem, difficulty, friendship, everything I take for granted. For each rock in the path because it brings me back to submission to God. Being on staff here at my home Church, the people I meet with, these times when God brings someone to me that I can show grace and love to.”To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paul Geiter, please visit Tribute Store