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Paul Hirt

Paul Hirt

Paul Hirt, age 74 of Breckenridge, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at his residence. His family will hold a private service at his home at a later date. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Morehart Mortuary.

Paul Robert Hirt was born April 2, 1943, to parents Gordon Hirt and Pauline Ivy in San Diego, California. He married Linda Darlene Ross on April 6, 1974, in San Diego, California. Paul was a certified welder with four certifications and also taught a welding class for the National Bureau of Standards in Boulder, Colorado. He was also a painting contractor for commercial, residential, and vehicles. Paul painted high rise buildings in the San Diego, California, area and painted inside the Glen Canyon Dam. Commercial trucks and some private airplanes were a few things that Paul also painted during employment. Paul was a lifelong member of the NRA and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He did taxidermy work for his own personal items. Paul was known for restoring vehicles, particularly his 1956 Ford truck which was his pride and joy. Paul loved boating, traveling, camping, and shooting. He had a zest for life and always had to be busy working on his truck, Jeep, and his gun collection. He also had a love for writing poetry. Paul genuinely loved his family and friends and loved to talk about his life together with his wife, Linda, to whom he had been married for almost 44 years.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and Gordon Hirt; brother, Danny Hirt; brother-in-law, Alan; mother-in-law, Gladys; and father-in-law, Edward.

Paul is survived by his wife, Linda Hirt of Breckenridge; two sons, Paul Hirt, Jr. of Nevada, and John Hirt of Colorado; four grandchildren, Lacey, Jessica, Leslie, and John; two sisters-in-law, Janis and her husband Walt, and Karen and her husband Mark, all of California.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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