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Paul Burke Aikman Obituary

Seymour Daily Tribune
Paul Burke Aikman
August 3, 2006

VeteranPaul Burke Aikman, (SMSgt. USAF Retired) 80, died July 17, 2006, at a hospital in Kerrville, Texas.

Mr. Aikman in 1944 joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 3rd Army in Europe during the end of and after World War II. While still in Germany, he received his Honorable Discharge from the Army and then re-enlisted in what is now the U.S. Air Force. While on leave from his duties he returned to Seymour, where he married Ramona E. Davidson on Sept. 15, 1946. Shortly afterward he was assigned to duty in the Panama Canal Zone, which would be one of his many duty stations home and abroad during his 26 years of service. He received his final retirement orders from the U.S. Air Force in 1973. After his retirement he received a degree in accounting from San Diego City College in San Diego, Calif., and worked as a CPA in the San Diego area for many years before moving to Florida and then finally moving to Kerrville, Texas, in 1998.

He was a 53-year member of the Jackson County Indiana Masonic Lodge and the past master of two different lodges, and a member of the Scottish Rite.

Born June 3, 1926, to Paul and Helen Aikman in Peru, Ind., he grew up in Seymour.

He was a good man who loved his family and country and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul A. Aikman, and by his son, Paul Douglas Aikman.

Survivors include his mother, Helen Clouse of Bloomington; his wife Ramona E. Aikman of Kerrville, Texas; two daughters Linda K. and James Miller of Elgin, Texas, Rebecca E. Aikman of Long Island, NY; three sons Teddy B. and Denise Aikman of Carrollton, Texas, Richard A. and Diana Aikman of Kerrville, Texas, Charles W. Aikman of Bloomington; stepmother, Emma Aikman of Seymour, two half brothers, Peter Clouse of Florida and Mark Aikman, South Carolina; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Sam Ligon will conduct a Memorial services at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel with Masonic Rites courtesy of Masonic Lodge #697 A.F. & A.M.