Sept. 1, 1930 - Jan. 22, 2013
Our dearest father, brother, and Papa passed away on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013.
Paul J Jorgensen was born in Midway, Utah to Joseph Jorgensen and Alice Probst. He was raised in Midway along with his three beloved sisters. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Geology. Serving in the US Army during the Korean War
, he was part of an expedition to Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze. He completed his PhD in Material Science from the University of Utah. In 1959, Paul married his sweetheart, Ardelle Mae Bloom. They raised six children in Cupertino, California. In the early part of his career, Paul worked for GE during which time he was instrumental in the development of the Lucalox lamp. He then worked for decades at SRI International. Paul served faithfully in the Northwestern States Mission and many other callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He passed peacefully after living his final years in Half Moon Bay, CA.
He will be deeply missed and his influence will live on. We express our gratitude for his love, example, and council. We are confident that it was a joyous reunion with our mother.
Funeral services will be held at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11 a.m.; viewing at 9:30 a.m. Family and friends are welcome to attend.