Dr. Paul Pettit, 78, formerly of Sheridan, passed away in Coronado, CA on Sunday, June 14, 2009.
Dr. Pettit was born in Everett, WA on September 21, 1930 to Harry and Edna Pettit. He was in the Army Medical Co. And served from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1962. He married Rosemary Bumbaca on January 20, 1951 in Omaha, NE. In 1991 and 2002 Dr. Pettit was named Yatch’s Man Of The Year in San Diego, CA. He was Boy Scout of the year and Eagle Scout. Dr. Pettit was a Family Practice and Urgent Care/Emergency physician and, at one time, worked with alcoholic Indians in Wyoming. He also worked for Southern Pacific Railroad Company. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and log racing, and in 2002 won the NAI (North American Invitational) Predicted Log Race, won two previous NAI races, and won the SDCA Predicted Log Race for fourteen years.
Dr. Pettit was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, of Coronado, CA; his children, Susan Pettit of Coronado, CA, Paul D. Pettit, M.D. of Jacksonville, FL, and Rosemary Tres of Glendale, AZ; and ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements are with Kane Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made in Dr. Pettit’s name to American Cancer Society Research, 907 N. Poplar Ave., Suite 185, Casper, WY 82601.