Rev. Paul Abner Perea |

Rev. Paul Abner Perea

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Rev. Paul Abner Perea Jr. received his greatest Christmas gift and was ushered into heaven to meet our Master on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2011 at his home in Rifle, Colo. Paul was born on Sept. 6, 1950 to Rev. Paul P. and Carmen Perea on the family ranch in Edith, Colo.

Paul had a passion for music and was an exceptional self taught musician, playing the piano, guitar and singing. He followed in his fathers footsteps, learning carpentry and entering God’s ministry in 1980, pastoring Zion Assembly of God in Grand Junction until 1989. After moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1989, he gave his heart to his Spanish church mission, Cristo La Roca in New Castle, where he pastored until his death. He will be remembered by everyone he touched as a selfless, kind, caring and loving soul that reached thousands of lives.

His faith, family, ministry and the insurmountable love in his heart were the foundations of his life. He leaves behind his one and only love, wife Carol, married 43 years and his children: son Paul J. Perea, wife Clarice and grandchildren Talon and Hannah of Grand Junction; his daughter Tanya, husband John Doose and grandchildren Max and Ashley of Rifle; as well as his mother, Carmen Perea and sister Naomi Abeyta of Grand Junction. He is preceded in death by his father and mentor, Rev. Paul P. Perea Sr. He leaves behind countless family and friends.

Words can never express the loss our hearts feel and the outpouring of love and support has been the families strength. A celebration of his life will begin with a viewing on Thursday, Dec. 29 at Junction Community Church (Zion Assembly of God), 2867 Orchard Ave., Grand Junction, from 6-8 p.m. and memorial service at Victory Life Church in Fruita beginning at 10 a.m. with burial following at Palisade Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside his father. A luncheon will follow immediately after burial at J.C.C. (Zion). Memorial contributions can be sent to Carol Perea, 464 West 3rd St., Rifle, CO.

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