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“Donna and family -- I am so saddened to hear of your loss and to know that your hearts will be heavy and lonely. I will keep you all in my prayers...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Bierbaum - Brighton, IL

“Donna, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Tina Matsunaga ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Tina - Gillette, WY

“Donna, Abby and Clara, Please know how sad we are to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers and hope you will take comfort in...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Drake - Lexington, LA

“Donna and girls, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mom (Dorothy Cottrell) and I's prayers are with you all. I was very young when you lived next...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Christy (Cottrell) Palu - WY

“I am deeply saddened by Paul's passing. It was an honor and a blessing to know him and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Dishion - Friend

“Paul Drew was as true a friend as I ever had. He was reliable, trustworthy, honest and decent. I loved him dearly. He was really on a spiritual path...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Minter - Gillette, WY

“Donna, Abby and Clara, I'm sorry I can not be there with you. I will miss Paul. All I can do here is say the Mourner's Kaddish in his memory. ...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Michael. Krampner - Jerusalem

“Donna & Family, I am saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories that you hold dear bring...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kimberly Buhite-Howery - Gillette, WY

“Paul was a great man that influenced me in many ways when I was a young man. His input and advice were welcome to my teenage mind when I was growing...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Rob Lubnau - Aliso Viejo, CA

“Please accept our sincere regrets at Paul's passing. I was a young and green attorney when I moved to the area in 1992, but Paul didn't hesitate to...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Sean Durrant - Buffalo, WY

“I came to know and like Paul through the State Bar leadership ranks. He was a focused advocate of the Wyoming Bar. His questions sometimes "sizzled"...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Warren & Judy Lauer - Laramie, WY

“It was my good fortune to work with Paul on the Board of Bar Commissioners, and share the bond being a past-president of the Bar with him. I will...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Tim Day - Jackson, WY

“Paul Drew was a friend. We may not have seen each other often, but when we did it was as if we had visited a few minutes before-there was no break...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Asay - Cheyenne, WY

“Without Paul, I may have never got through law school, a lot times, fishing, playing cribbage, tying flys. Once in a while we even studied. I...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Ron & Carmia Copenhaver - Laramie, WY

A funeral service for Paul John Drew, age 61, of Gillette, Wyoming, will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Rachel Nava will officiate. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Gillette Memorial Chapel. A private family burial will take place at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, WY. Paul passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in Johnson County due to injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident. Paul John Drew was born on January 28, 1950 to John H. and Clara A. Drew (née Briar) in Sidney, Montana. When Paul was a year old, the family moved from North Dakota to Cheyenne where he attended school and graduated from East High School in 1968. Paul attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie where he received a Bachelor of Science in Theater in 1974. He attended the University of Wyoming College of Law and received his J.D. in 1978. In 1970 he met Donna Lund, and the couple married on June 10, 1973. Paul was admitted to the bar in 1978, after which he and Donna moved to Gillette where Paul began his law career working in the office of Tom Lubnau Sr. In 1982 he opened his own firm where he continued to practice until the time of his death. Paul was an active member of the Wyoming State Bar and served as president for the 1999-2000 term. As a younger man Paul enjoyed hunting with his father. Paul was also an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed camping and hiking. He was an insatiable reader of nonfiction. Paul was an excellent cook and enjoyed barbequing and making large meals for family and friends. In the last year and half of his life, he delighted in visiting his one grandson. He was an active member of the Universal Unitarians. Paul is survived by his wife, Donna Drew of Gillette, WY; his two daughters, Abby Krueger of Arvada, CO; Clara Drew of New York, NY; his three sisters, Victoria Moniz, Sharon Dunn both of Boise, ID, and Myra Waldradt of Cheyenne, WY; one grandson, Sebastian Krueger, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Contributions can be made in his name to The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming. Memorials and condolences may be sent to the Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716, and condolences can be sent via the website at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com

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