Paul ‘Tool’ Dobbs passed away on Tuesday March 8, 2022 at his home in Caldwell, Idaho after a battle with cancer. Paul was a friend to many, and if you knew him – it wasn’t as Paul; it was as ‘Tool’.
Tool was a Navy veteran and served in Vietnam. He dodged many bullets and survived a helicopter crash where he helped extract the other members of his flight crew. After returning to the States and exiting the VA he saw a few Harleys rumbling down the road and he decided that's what he wanted to do. He became BSMC’s first prospect which he was very proud of. In addition to Harleys, Tool loved music. He worked in the BSU music department and helped many young musicians get started. He was in many bands and started a band called Snow Blind which he was a member of for several years.
Tool is survived by his two daughters; Theresa Lauer (‘TC’) and Magan Sattler (‘Tralfaz’), his son in laws; Andy & Chris and his grandchildren; Michael, Emily, Login, Mae and Oliver. Paul was preceded in death by his dear parents Ralph and Mabel Dobbs.
Tool is also survived by so very many, many friends who were truly his family. There are too many people to name but please know how much you meant to Tool.
Thank you to Heart and Home Hospice for recognizing Tool’s Navy service with the Recognition and Pinning Ceremony you did for him at his bedside. It brought tears to his eyes, and he said it was ‘a 180 from the treatment they received when they came back from Vietnam’.
Thank you to the doctors, nurses, social workers and everyone at the VA hospital in Boise who gave Tool the most wonderful care they could while honoring the idea of ‘veterans living life on their own terms’. Also thank you to all the team members at Heart and Home Hospice for making it possible for Tool to spend his time on hospice where he wanted – at his home. Finally, a thank you to Kim – you were Tool's angel on Earth to care for him until the very end.
And to you Tool because we know you are still riding…
A Biker’s Prayer
This prayer is for all the brothers and sisters...
May the Great Spirit in Harley Heaven keep you safe on your ride today.
May you and yours always have the wind in your face and the sun at your back.
May you always keep the rubber on the ground.
May the Great Harley Spirit keep his hand on all of us and the one’s that we love.
Ride Hard Live Free
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