Paul has been acting as the Gresham Ford our Municipal Fleet Manager for seven years. However he had been with us from the beginning. He weathered the ups and downs of the automobile business during the past nearly 20 years of Gresham Ford “Dealer with a Heart”! He was always learning, growing, and trying to be a more well-rounded and knowledgeable Auto Professional. He loved learning. Approaching new people or new challenges with an open mind and open ears was always appreciated.
His personal time away from the dealership was filled with his much loved Rottweilers. As a voracious reader he was not the opponent you wanted for trivial pursuit but the partner that surprised many with his deep knowledge about a wide variety of topics.
Even when the odds were against him, he fought Cancer, he won some battles, but sadly not the war. Those of us that share his faith know he is with his Lord and Savior but nonetheless our hearts hurt. We all miss his laugh and dry sense of humor. Our tears, thoughts and prayers are with Janet who was a spark of joy in Paul’s all too short life. Her care and attention to him made the path to heaven bearable.
Celebration of Life for Paul Blankenship
Services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery (11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd, Portland, Or) – Friday, February 25, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. To all his friends we ask you to join us in honoring this man who asked for so little but served our Country, our Community, his Customers and our Dealership with such grace and dedication.
“The only true test of values, either of men or of things, is that of their ability to make the world a better place in which to live”. —-Henry Ford