Brother Paul Decker Enters Chapter Eternal

Brother Paul Wayne Decker, a building developer and 1962 graduate of the University of Arizona died May 24 after a long struggle with cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 75.

Brother Decker was born March 24, 1940 in Indiana. He grew up in Yuma, attended the UA and pledged Sigma Chi in 1958. After college, Paul enlisted in the Army where he became a first lieutenant tank commander in the 102nd Armored and served in Germany.

He got his start building homes in Nebraska with his father Don. He had a passion for the environment and was working on his lifelong dream of developing a 2,500 acre eco-friendly, sustainable development in Prescott. He was the founder of the first Green Building Program in Scottsdale and built the first green house in Scottsdale.

He is survived by his daughter Robyn Loughlin, stepdaughter DeEtte, four grandchildren and "the love of his life," Julie Newcomb.

A celebration of Brother Decker’s life will be Friday, May 29, 2015 10 a.m. at Scottsdale Bible Church Hayden Chapel 7901 E. Shea Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

All Honor to His Name.