Paul Iver Eimon, 81, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jo Roberts Mann officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Paul Eimon was born Feb. 17, 1930, on a ranch near Paso Robles, Calif., to Paul and Anna Heyerdahl Eimon.
A minerals economics geologist whose work took him to Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Spain, Sardinia and Mongolia, Eimon held a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkley and a master’s degree in economic geology from Stanford. He worked for ASCARCO, Essex International, Kennecott Copper Corp., and Chevron, and for the United Nations and, on assignment, for the World Bank. Eimon served as the managing principal for Minerals Evaluations Network. His own company was Commonwealth International, Inc.
Eimon held the Schramm Chair at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and was a guest lecturer in geology at New Mexico Tech, Socorro. His professional assignments also included service on the National Academy of Sciences Task Force on U.S. Mineral Policy (1974) and the UNESCO Working Committee for the Study of Elements in the Earth’s Crust (1967-70). He was the author of a World Copper Resources map, Epithermal Gold-Silver deposits (1988), and co-author of the Mineral Resources Map of Mongolia (1993).
In Amarillo, Eimon served as president of the Amarillo International Club, was active in Toastmasters International, and chaired the Chamber of Commerce Global Trade Committee. Eimon was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Eimon married his wife, Pan Dodd Eimon, on Nov. 23, 1957. They began their married life with a real adventure. Pan resigned her job at the University of Tennessee while Paul took a leave of absence from ASARCO. They pooled their somewhat limited resources, bought a Heinkel motor scooter in Germany, and traveled 10, 000 miles all over Europe and around the Mediterranean. Instead of satisfying their travel desires, the year-long adventure “fired them up.”
Paul Eimon is survived by his wife, Pan Eimon.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St., Amarillo, TX 79102.