Paul T. Urdiales, 63, of Morrill, Nebraska, died Friday, March 24, 2023, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff with Fr. Joseph Thambi as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited prior beginning at 9:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Morrill. Cremation has taken place in accordance with his wishes. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The service will be livestreamed and recorded to Paul’s obituary page viewable at www.reverencefuneralparlor.com.
Paul was born March 29, 1959, in Scottsbluff to Manuel and Ermelina (Vigil) Urdiales. He attended Morrill Public Schools and then earned his GED while living in Lincoln. Paul became the proud father of two children, Lourdes and Paul Jr. He later met Kathy Martinez and the couple created a life together for 32 years.
Paul primarily worked in construction and maintenance jobs throughout his life. He was previously employed at Kelly Bean in Morrill and Western Sugar in Torrington, Wyoming. Paul also did road work for some time, traveling to Kansas and other areas where roadway construction was needed. He also assisted with the construction of the bridge in Torrington while working with the road crew.
Paul gladly put his construction skills to the test anytime a friend or family member needed help. He was the first to volunteer a helping hand with any task. Landscaping and gardening were two hobbies that he enjoyed with Kathy. Together they grew bountiful gardens and flowers in the summer seasons. Paul liked playing cards when he couldn’t be outdoors. He had a gentle heart and genuinely cared about his loved ones and their happiness. Paul was a peacekeeper, always with an agreeable attitude and a willingness to consider the needs of others.
Survivors include the love of his life and companion, Kathy Martinez of Torrington; children, Lourdes (James) Parker of Sioux Falls, SD and Paul Urdiales Jr. of Colorado; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Danny (Eleanor) Urdiales of Ft. Morgan, CO, George Urdiales of Mitchell, NE, Carmen Longoria of Lincoln, NE, Manuel Jr. (Sophie) Urdiales of Thornton, CO, Lupe (Robert) Sabala of Scottsbluff, Annie (Roman Cano) Urdiales of Scottsbluff, Mingo (Deborah) Urdiales of Scottsbluff, David (Jackie) Urdiales of Brighton, CO, and Steve (Carolyn) Urdiales of Thornton, CO; step-mother, Consuelo Urdiales of Scottsbluff; along with many nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; Manuel and Ermelina Urdiales; brothers, Jessie and Michael Urdiales; infant sister, Maryann Urdiales; great granddaughter, Alethea Sterkel; sister-in-law, Alexandra Urdiales; and brother-in-law, Steve Longoria.