Published July 31, 2006 Paul Burke Aikman KERRVILLE Paul Burke Aikman, (SMSgt. USAF Retired) passed away at the age of 80, July 17, 2006, at a local hospital. Mr. Aikman was born June 3, 1926, to Paul and Helen Aikman in Peru, Indiana, and grew up in Seymour, Indiana. In 1944 at the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Army and was a Sgt. assigned to the 3rd Army in Europe during the end of and after WWII. While still in Germany, he received his honorable discharge from the Army then re-enlisted in what is now the U.S. Air Force. While on leave from his duties, he returned to Seymour, where he married Ramona E. Davidson on September 15, 1946. Shortly afterward, he was assigned to duty in the Panama Canal Zone, which would be one of his many duty stations home and abroad during his 26 years of service. He received his final retirement orders from the U.S. Air Force in 1973. After his retirement from the USAF, he received a degree in accounting from San Diego City College in San Diego, CA., and worked as a CPA in the San Diego area for many years before moving to Florida and then finally making it to Kerrville, TX, in 1998. He was a 53-year member of the Jackson County Indiana Masonic Lodge and the past Master of two different lodges, and a member of the Scottish Rite. Paul 'Burke' Aikman was a good man that loved his family and country and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.He was preceded in death by his father Paul A. Aikman and by his son Paul Douglas Aikman. He is survived by his mother Helen Clouse of Bloomington, IN, wife Ramona E. Aikman of Kerrville, TX; daughter, Linda K. Miller of Elgin, TX; son, Teddy B. Aikman of Carrollton, TX; daughter, Rebecca E. Aikman of Long Island, NY; son, Richard A. Aikman of Kerrville, TX; son, Charles W. Aikman of Bloomington, IN; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. August 7, 2006, at the Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Ligon officiating and Masonic Rites courtesy of Masonic Lodge No. 697 A.F. & A.M. Donations may be made to the VA Volunteer Service and Recreation at the VA hospital in Kerrville, Texas. The family invites you to leave a message or memory at www.kerrvillefuneralhome.com by selecting Obituaries. Select 'Sign Guestbook' at the bottom of the individual Memorial. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Kerrville Funeral Home.