Paul R. Schuyler

 

Paul Ralph Schuyler, 90, of Roberts, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at The Crossings in Laurel, where he had been a resident for about a year. He was born on Sept. 25, 1922 in Huntley Project, to John and Molly Schuyler. Services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. in Roberts.

A gathering of friends and family will be held following the service atthe church. Paul is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Schuyler; his sons: Ron Schuyler and his wife Kathy of Denver, Colo.; Alan Schuyler of Roberts; Jerry Schuyler and his wife Julie of Tulsa, Okla.; Steve Schuyler and his wife Karen of Lawrence, Kan., his daughters: Karen Lich and her husband Miles of Calgary, Alberta; Kristine Albright and her husband Robert of Anchorage, Alaska; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. After graduating from Huntley Project High School, Paul enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and was sent to San Diego, Calif., to boot camp and on to Motor Transport as a driver and mechanic near El Centro, Calif. During this time, he met Betty Jo Brinnon whom became his wife.

He then was assigned to the first Amphibian Truck Company, better known as the DUKW (pronounced that could travel on both land and water. His Unit participated in the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945. In October of the same year, he was shipped to Northern China where he remained until his honorable discharge in 1946. When he finished his military service, he farmed near Edgar, with his father until he purchased his place near Roberts in 1962.

There, he and his wife, Betty, raised their six children who all attended college and graduated with engineering degrees. This accomplishment gave him great pride. After retiring from farming, Paul worked as a land appraiser for Carbon County in Red Lodge and sold farm equipment for several dealers in Billings. Paul was an intelligent, curious and thoughtful person who loved to travel and whom dedicated much of his life to helping others through organizations such as 4-H, masonic groups, the Al Bedoo Shrine Temple, the American Legion and the Roberts Methodist Church. He had a great sense of humor and loved his family. He believed in living life to its fullest which he did until his death! In Lieu of flowers,memorials may be made to Big Sky Honor Flight, P.O. Box 80201, Billings, MT 59108 or a charity of your choosing.