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Paul Cardenas Narvaiz, age 82, of Grandville, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.  He was born February 9, 1939, in Sabinal, Texas, to the late Adolfo and Maria (Cardenas) Narvaiz.  Paul proudly served his country in the United States Army.

In Paul’s younger years he loved running and enjoyed hunting with his friends and family. He was a safety first type of guy and wanted to ensure those around him were protected.  Above everything else, Paul loved his family and spending time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He loved sharing his knowledge of how to do things with them such as repairing a car, playing the guitar ,chess, and speaking Spanish.

Survivors include his two sons, Paul (Zenda) Narvaiz Jr. and Raimundo (Stephanie)  Narvaiz; grandchildren, Anthony (Amy) Narvaiz, Patricia Torres, Andrew (Theresa) Torres, Courtney (Garry) Palmer, Jacob (Stephanie) Torres; Sabrina Narvaiz, Cassandra Narvaiz, Aleigha Narvaiz, and Victoria Narvaiz; great-grandchildren, Jaela Vasser, Emery Palmer, Carson Narvaiz, Rory Torres, Ezra Stott, Ricardo Torres, River Stott, and Emilia Vasser.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esperanza Narvaiz and daughter, Celestina RiveraSmith.

A private family gathering will be held and a Celebration of Life will be held in the spring with details to be announced as soon as they become available.

Paul’s family would like to thank all of the family and friends who have reached out and have supported them during this difficult time.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Paul’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Francisco & Linda Huron on January 2, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    My memories of my brother in law Paul was that he had a quiet meek spirit, never raising his voice to get his point across.
    Our deepest condolences to the family, we send our prayers and hugs to you all.

  2. Cecilia Thayer on January 2, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    My favorite memory was his story of his sea monster that he supposedly seen in his younger years. If you knew my brother inlaw , it just wasn’t a story you would expect from him. Our deepest condolences to my nephews and neices and much love to you all. ❤️ love Uncle Craig & Aunt Sally Thayer

  3. Maxine on January 2, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Prayers for my family we love and will miss you uncle Paul <3

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