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Paul Randolph Grimshaw


1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
1922 ~ 2014
Paul Randolph Grimshaw passed away June 8, 2014 in Lehi, Utah, surrounded by loved ones. He was born March 17, 1922, in Enoch, Iron, Utah, the oldest son of Randolph and Estella Jones Grimshaw.
Paul was a student at the BAC in Cedar City when the US entered World War II. He was on a ship when the armistice was signed, and subsequently served in the Army of Occupation in Tokyo in 1945-46. He was called up again in 1950 with the Utah National Guard and served during the Korean War. He was part of the Army Reserves and National Guard for many years, retiring in 1982.
He prized education, and after serving in the military, graduated from Utah State University with a master's degree in 1949. He received his doctorate from Oregon State University in 1971.
Paul met his future wife in Salt Lake City and they were married in the Salt Lake temple on December 20, 1946 (with Spencer W. Kimball performing the ceremony). They became the parents of four daughters.
He was a County Agricultural Agent in Grand, Sanpete, and Sevier counties in Utah. He then was a marketing specialist, associate professor (agricultural economics), and associate dean at Utah State University, working with the Extension Service and the College of Agriculture. He was a gifted teacher, with the ability to help his students apply theories and principles to real life situations. After retirement he served on the Santa Clara, Utah City Council and later the Nauvoo, Illinois City Council.
He and his wife were well-traveled, having visited or lived in many countries: Israel, Egypt, Mexico, Somalia, Kenya, Nigeria, Korea, Japan, Europe, and Paraguay, Yemen, Iran. They came to love people all over the world.
Active in the LDS Church, he & his wife served a mission in Paraguay, and a second mission at the temple in Atlanta, Georgia. His favorite calling was that of temple sealer in the Atlanta, Georgia and the St George temples. He performed the marriages for thirteen of his grandchildren over the years.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Velma, and his brother Douglas (JoAnn deceased). He is survived by his brother Norman (Loleen, deceased) of Cedar City, Utah; his four daughters: Diane (Lynn) Dahle of Salmon, Idaho; Gwen (Jeff) Krumperman of Nauvoo, Illinois; Wendy (Jeff) Sessions of Lehi, Utah; and Kathy (Randy) Douglas of Nauvoo, Illinois; 28 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Serenicare. Services will be held Saturday, June 14 in the Pheasant Point Utah Stake center, 890 West 3200 North, Lehi, at 10:30 am. A viewing will held from 9-10:00 prior to the funeral. Burial will take place at the Cedar City Utah Cemetery, 685 North Main Street at 3:30 pm the same day.
Published in Deseret News on June 12, 2014
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