Paul F. Graham, the son of Leland C. and Eursie L. (Mutchler) Graham, was born December 28, 1933, near Tarkio, Missouri. Paul attended Tarkio High School, Tarkio, graduating in 1952.

On November 3, 1955, Paul entered the United States Army, serving as a mechanic in Germany, receiving his honorable discharge on September 30, 1957.

On September 21, 1958, Paul was united in marriage to Louise Hall at the Westboro United Methodist Church. They made their home in Omaha, Nebraska, for one year before moving back to Tarkio. They became the parents of three children, Linda, Joanne, and Garland “Pete.” In 1964 they moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1966, the couple returned to Tarkio, where they made their home until 2015, when they moved to Bend, Oregon, to be near family. Louise passed away July 11, 2017. Paul moved to Garden Grove, California, in 2021 where he lived until the present time. Paul passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Garden Grove, at the age of 88.

Paul was employed as a mechanic for the Ford Dealership in Tarkio and then for Tarkio Pelleting Corporation, retiring in 1998.

In addition to his parents and wife, Louise Graham, Paul was preceded in death by sister, Mary Cole.  Survivors include children, Linda Haber, Henderson, Nevada, Joanne Garcia, Long Beach, California, and Pete Graham, Elkhorn, Nebraska; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Ann Messer, Josephine Primrose, Alice Otero, Janis Gatlin, and Charlotte Sweet; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Open visitation begins at 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 17, at Davis Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Memorials may be directed to the Paul Graham Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.