Paul G. Luviano Jr.

Paul Galvin Luviano Jr. was born on Sept. 2, 1982, in Kansas City, Kan. His parents are Paul G. and Tammy (Fox) Luviano. He was raised and attended school in Kansas City. After high school, Paul attended Central Christian College in McPherson, Kan., for one year.

Paul was an avid soccer player and enjoyed football and basketball. He worked as a lifeguard at Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kan.

Paul wanted to do his part in safeguarding the United States, and to that end he joined the U.S. Army and was serving in Germany while waiting to be deployed to Iraq at the time he became ill. He was a very brave man during his bout with leukemia and he never gave up.

Paul came to spend his final days with his family three weeks ago.

He died Friday, April 28, 2006, at his parent's home, surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Tammy Luviano of Craig; sisters Bianca Luviano of Topeka, Kan., and Erica Luviano and Brenna Luviano of Craig; grandparents Dale and Lila Fox of Overbrook, Kan.; aunts and uncles Dale and Robin Fox Jr. of Park City, Utah, and Mike and Toni (Fox) Lee of Overbrook, Kan.; and cousins Darius, Dillon and Dallas Lee, and Trey and Mason Fox.

His grandparents, Jose and Maria Luviano, preceded him in death.

A funeral was Thursday, May 4, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Craig with Pastor Leonard Browning officiating. Julia Foster was the pianist. Pallbearers were Bobby Guerrero, Paul Luviano Sr., Javier Aguilar, Dale Fox Jr., Dale Fox Sr. and Francisco Rascon.

Interment followed at Craig Cemetery with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and members of the Western Colorado Military Honors Team.

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