Paul D. Weimholt

Paul D. WeimholtPaul Damian Weimholt passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, from sudden cardiac arrest while in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was 46.

A memorial service for Paul will be held at Crossroads Community Church on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Bill Corley officiating.

Paul was born in Ridgecrest to James and Mary Weimholt on Aug. 26, 1965, and attended schools in China Lake and Ridgecrest, graduating from Burroughs High School in 1983.

Paul’s artistic talents were evident early, and he spent his time studying art and drafting before deciding to join the Navy, where he spent four years and served aboard USS Texas, CGN-39.

He returned in 1990 to Ridgecrest, where his talents and passion for drawing lead him to acquire some basic screen-printing equipment, allowing him to print small jobs in his garage. He continued to develop his printing skills and acquire a loyal customer base, and in 1992 officially opened what we have all come to recognize as the Outrage’n T-Shirt Co.

Shortly after that he met his future wife, Colette Rae Seaman. Together they enjoyed hiking, camping, river rafting, rock climbing and most anything outdoors they could do together. They married in 1997 and had their first child, Devon, in 1998. Their second child, Connor, was born in 2001.

Paul was actively involved in his community. As an avid soccer player, he coached several soccer teams, including his son’s Scorpion team, the Lady Burroughs Varsity team and several other youth teams. He also built props for his daughter’s dance recitals and benches for the kids’ school. In the past couple of years he had become very involved in the Ridgecrest CrossFit Community, instructing several classes a week.

Paul’s No. 1 passion in life, however, has always been his wife and children. They spent every available weekend together traveling either down to the beach or up to the mountains or just hiking up behind the college.

Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Weimholt, and his sister, Andrea.

He is survived by his wife, Colette, and children, Devon and Connor. Also surviving are his father, James Weimholt, a brother, Brendan, and his sisters, Maria and Susan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund, Crossroads Community Church. On check memo line please note “Weimholt family.” Donations may be dropped off or mailed to Crossroads Community Church, 235 N. China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555.

Submitted by the family of Paul Weimholt

Story First Published: 2012-08-14