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Obituary for Paul F. Storbo

Paul Franklin Storbo was born in Enumclaw November 7, 1944, the second of four children of Albert M. Storbo and Esther Kalheim Storbo. He grew up on an Enumclaw dairy farm begun by his grandfather Peter T. Storbo and continued by his father Albert. He attended Enumclaw High School and also Trinity Lutheran Church as a child. He was drafted into the US Army in July 1965 and was trained as a helicopter mechanic. Some of his aviation support unit went to Viet Nam, but the rest including Paul remained at Ft. Lewis, where he was discharged in July 1967. He worked several years as a carpenter building houses in the Seattle area and also helped construct the swimming pool at Enumclaw High School and build Southwood Elementary School.

Although he was a skilled carpenter and mechanic, he devoted most of his life to dairy farming, in partnership with his brother Ken Storbo, operating the Storbo Brothers Dairy. He enjoyed his cows, beef cattle, and barn cats. His favorite pastime was hiking and mountain climbing, and he belonged to the Tacoma Mountaineers. He climbed Mts. Rainier, Adams, St. Helens, Baker, and Olympus, some of them more than once. He hiked the 97-mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier, as well as many other trails in Mt. Rainier National Park, one of his favorites being to Glacier Basin, where his grandfather Pete Storbo had a copper mine in the early 1900s. He also had an interest in old farm tractors, including his restored John Deere tractor. Paul never married. In September 2015 he was severely injured in an unfortunate accident with his bull in the barnyard. Paul died on July 2, 2017 in Enumclaw.

He is survived by his brothers Arthur L. (Sharon) Storbo of Bellevue, Kenneth A. (Margaret) Storbo of Enumclaw; sister Beverly E. (Mark) Stevens of Enumclaw; step-brother David J. (Shirley) Younkin of Auburn; step-sister Joan Younkin of Seattle; three nephews, three nieces, three great nephews and one great niece. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Esther Storbo.

A memorial service will be held at Weeks' Enumclaw Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:00pm. Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice

Funeral Home:
Weeks' Enumclaw Funeral Home
1810 Wells Street
Enumclaw, WA
US 98022

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