Passing Remarks and Observances

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Retiring from the mission field on the Navajo Indian Reservation, my husband and I searched Arizona for a place close to the VA hospital where we could retire and set down roots. We chose the beautiful Sonoran Desert along the Copper Corridor. We purchased a home overlooking the Galiuro Mountain range where we could enjoy the lovely sunsets in the evening.

We’ve lived in Mammoth, AZ now for almost 4 years. It’s been a bitter-sweet time. New in town, people we met discovered that we had a lot of experience in medical and fire. My husband found out than some areas had no dedicated fire service. Many of the people living in that area asked him to help them get a quicker response in case of fire or urgent medical need. This was the birth of Pinal Rural Fire Rescue.

My husband is a walking miracle. He had cancer of the throat and neck 15 years ago which should have claimed his life, but God allowed him to recover, become a preacher, and continue in Fire/EMS. Bud Paine has always been concerned about the welfare of people’s lives and their souls. It took a long time to learn to speak without a voice box but he did. Sometimes people think he’s angry when it’s just the huge amount of exertion required simply to speak. He must force air in through a hole in his neck, between his trachea and esophagus through an internal prosthesis, then up and out through his mouth to be able to form words.

We both appreciate the opportunity to have served the people surrounding Mammoth. Several have hatefully spread untrue rumors and lies about us and the things we’ve done. I wish people would learn to guard their mouths more closely and look for the good in people instead of the bad. We know that the people affected in the close to 400 medical/fire calls, the students in our free CPR/AED classes, and recipients of the Home Alone Safe Alone units/guard rails are very appreciative of the services we’ve performed. Even though my husband has donated over $30,000 of his own retirement money and been awarded hundreds of thousands of grants for the fire department, the only pay we seek is the gratefulness of the people we’ve served. It has been a true honor.

Please support the new Chief of Pinal Rural Fire Rescue as he has a lot on his plate. Volunteer to help and make his job much easier. There is much to be done and we’re sorry to be leaving when so much is happening and so much work needs to be done, but my family in Idaho needs me and Bud’s health really can’t take the stress anymore. You can reach Pinal Rural Fire Rescue’s new fire chief, Chief Rod Pradst, at 480-313-2928. May God bless each and every one of you! 2 Corinthians 13:11 ~ “Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”

/s/ Deanna Paine

LPN, NRP

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