Paul Stanley Froode died July 10, 2018 with his family by his side. He was born in Racine, Wisconsin, July 4, 1949.
He spent his childhood in Racine and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with an engineering degree.
In his mid-20s, he followed the railroad to Washington state with his first wife and eldest child, Tara Froode. The couple had two more children, Shane (Aaron) and Blake (Jennifer). Froode later married Rhonda in 1990 and together, they raised his fourth child, Parker Froode.
Froode discovered his life passion in the design and maintenance of railways. He built a successful railroad construction company, Coast Rail, Inc.
He enjoyed living on his farm in Longbranch. He traveled to tropical islands, where he enjoyed the warm weather and snorkeling. He loved hummingbirds, butterflies and taking care of his friends and family.
His family will always cherish his perseverance, humor and generosity.
Froode is survived by his father, Arnold; brothers, Dave and Mark; four children; 10 grandchildren and wife, Rhonda.