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Paul Moslander


1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Paul Moslander Obituary
1934 ~ 2014
Paul Moslander was born in Salt Lake City on May 15, 1934 to Joseph Maughan Moslander and Mary Ellen Cherry Moslander. He attended East High School and graduated from the University of Utah in 1957 with a degree in Geology.
Paul began skiing at an early age and became an accomplished skier with a smooth, flowing style. He participated in the Junior National Ski competition in Stowe, Vermont. He taught his kids to ski and the whole family enjoyed many good times on the ski slopes. Paul also had an old jeep that he loved to drive around on the mountain back roads.
He met his future wife, Ginger Jex, when they were both attending East High School. They continued dating at the University of Utah where Paul was a Beta Theta Pi and Ginger was a Kappa Kappa Gamma. They were married on April 4, 1957 and lived together in the East Millcreek area until Ginger's untimely death in 1995. Paul worked for the Forest Service in Millcreek canyon during college. After graduating he worked for a short time at Skyline Oil doing geological fieldwork, then spent the rest of his career at Hercules as a technical writer. Paul was a true outdoors-man and that was where he was happiest. Whether it was playing tennis, back-country skiing, fly fishing, camping or hiking the mountain trails, he loved being outside. He dragged Ginger and their kids along on these outings and they came to love the outdoors as much as he did. Paul and Ginger had a membership at the Fort Douglas Country Club for many years and summers were spent with the whole family swimming, playing tennis and getting sunburned. Paul and Ginger both loved dogs and their numerous pets were beloved members of the family. Paul was a quiet person with a legendary sense of humor. Shaggy dog stories and puns were his favorites and he enjoyed baffling waitresses with requests for non-existent gooseberry pie. He was an inveterate tinkerer and once built his own whiskey still. He kept his neighbors guessing with a life-sized wooden cow in the top of a tree and an elaborate rainwater distribution system for his gardens. Paul was a fanatical tomato gardener and his favorite food was a cheeseburger with a giant slice of homegrown tomato.
He is survived by son, Joe Moslander (Lisa) and grandsons Jay Paul and Tyler Jex of Salt Lake City; daughter Marianne Phillips (George) of Phoenix, AZ; sister Cherry Ridges, niece Susan Bollinger of Salt Lake; Sister-in-law Honey Larson, nephew Jim Larson of Fruita, CO; and dear friend and companion Linda Stout, Salt Lake.
The family would like to thank the entire Silverado and Silverado Hospice staff for their kind and compassionate care.
Graveside funeral services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Cemetary 3401 S. Highland Drive on Tuesday, June 24th at 11:00 a.m. A reception celebrating Paul's life will follow at Tuscany Restaurant 2832 E. 6200 S. from 12:00 to 3:00.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the cure of Alzheimer's are encouraged.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from June 22 to June 23, 2014
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