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October 29, 1929 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Paul Brisbois, 93-year-old Guymon, Oklahoma resident passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Texas County.
Paul Albert Brisbois was born October 29, 1929, in Chesterfield, Massachusetts to Felix and Opal (Knight) Brisbois. He was born the fifth of seven children. Paul was very active helping his father on the farm while growing up. He also helped make deliveries from the local sawmill.
Paul enlisted in the Navy in 1947 and then the United States Air Force in 1951. He obtained the rank of Petty Officer 2nd class in the Navy and Master Sergeant in the Air Force. While in the Air Force he also attended college at Yuba University in Marysville, California. He worked as a radar technician on a SR 71 Blackbird. He traveled extensively during his military career. Some of the places he visited were England, Thailand, Okinawa, Cuba, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Algeria. While in the Navy he was awarded the good conduct medal. He retired from the military after 25 years of service.
Paul worked for the forestry service as a log scaler after his military career.
On July 21, 1956, Paul was united in marriage to Rae Frances (Bunge) in Oak Park, Illinois.
Paul and Rae made their home in Guymon in 1975 where he worked for Panhandle Telephone Company. He retired after working there for 15 years.
He was involved in several civic organizations. He was a Master Mason, 32-degree Scottish Rite member. Paul loved the outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed traveling all over the country with Rae, but Yellowstone Park was their favorite place. They both worked at Hamilton Fishing Bridge Store in Yellowstone for over ten years. He often said, “I picture heaven looking like Yellowstone National Park.”
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Rae, one son: Paul Hughes, one great grandson: Turner McLean, five Bothers: Warren, Henry, Felix Jr. Norman and John; one sister Melvina.
He is survived by one daughter: Karen Boerngen of Guymon, Oklahoma, two sons: Mark Brisbois and wife Robin of Guymon, Oklahoma and Scott Brisbois of Phoenix, Arizona, one daughter in law Ariel of Michigan, six grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Paul is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Memorial funeral services will take place 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Victory Memorial Methodist Church with Pastor David Player officiating. Burial will follow at Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon.
Memorial contributions may be made out to the Shriners Hospital and will be accepted by the funeral home.
Friends and family may sign the online guest book or leave a condolence at www.hensonnovak.com.