Paul Shepherd McKean

Paul Shepherd McKean

Birth
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Death 19 Feb 2017 (aged 65)
Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 176823448 · View Source
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Elko, NV - Paul Shepherd McKean, age 65, passed away February 19, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. He was born July 16, 1951 in Asheville, North Carolina to Theo and Leslie McKean. He grew up in St. George and Cedar City, UT. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ohio and Kentucky. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force (1974-1994), receiving multiple decorations and achievements. He earned a PhD and worked as a skilled psychotherapist for several years following his military career.

Paul has three brothers: Joseph M. McKean (Angela) of St. George, UT, Matthew E. McKean (Julie) of Salt Lake City, UT and David T. McKean (Leah) of Salt Lake City, UT.

Paul married Cerelina Veras in the Oakland, California LDS Temple and raised four sons: Jesse P. McKean (Kathleen), Shaun R. McKean (Robyn), Kelly M. McKean (deceased) and J. Kade McKean. His grandchildren include: Michael I. McKean, Jesse M. McKean, Celeste C. McKean, Cooper B. McKean and Ryder S. McKean. His surviving children and grandchildren live in the greater St. George area. His wife, three of his four children, and his five grandchildren survived him in death. His father and one of his sons preceded him in death.

Paul loved God, his wife, family, extended family and countless friends. He was a man of strength, courage, selflessness and humility. He had genuine compassion and respect for everyone he met. He was a principled man who possessed resilience and a strong work ethic. He always found a way to improve the lives of others. His legacy will live on. We are all much better for having known Paul.

Visitation will be Friday March 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Pine View Mortuary, 566 N. Mall Drive, St. George, UT 84770. Graveside service and interment will be Friday March 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Drive, St George, UT 84770.


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  • Created by: Ross Woolsey
  • Added: 28 Feb 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 176823448
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Shepherd McKean (16 Jul 1951–19 Feb 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 176823448, citing Tonaquint Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ross Woolsey (contributor 46894751) .