Paul Yount |

Paul Yount

Paul Vount passed away in Glenwood Springs Sept. 28, 2013. He was born in Springfield, Colorado, on Oct. 28, 1933, to Evelyn and Paul Yount. He joined the Force when he was so young his mother had to sign for him. He served in Korea during the Korean War and also had 2 tours of duty in Japan, one in Germany and many assignments to bases throughout the states. He retired after 21 years and, through a retraining program, came to Glenwood Springs as a law enforcement dispatcher. Quickly realizing that there weren’t enough volunteers on the ambulance service, he became an EMT. He met his wife, Patty, at the hospital emergency room, where she worked as an RN, and they were soon married. From dispatching he moved into being a jailer and eventually jail administrator and then a road deputy, civil server and investigator. He retired in 1988 due to health problems. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald. He is survived by his wife, Patty, children Cherryl Nelson and Darrel Yount, sister Linda (Paul) Teal and two grandchildren, Paul and Corina Castro.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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