Paul Hyrum Menlove
1935 - 2017
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Paul Hyrum Menlove passed away peacefully on January 1 st 2017, at home, after living with rheumatoid arthritis for over 30 years. Paul was born May 19 th , 1935 in Gunnison, Utah, the 4 th child of Roy and Lucille Menlove.
P aul graduated from East High where he played on the varsity basketball team. He also played for the 1964 All-Church Basketball team that went undefeated for 84 games. Paul graduated from the University of Utah in Accounting, taking time out to serve an LDS mission to the Western States. Upon returning, he married Patricia Jeppson in the Salt Lake Temple in 1959.
Paul and Patricia were blessed with 9 children. The family was active in the LDS church. Paul was an avid athlete and outdoorsman; boating, hunting, fishing, golfing and snowmobiling were all a part of his family life. Paul worked as a general contractor with Menlove Development, a company established by his family. He was a member of the Air National Guard Reserve.
Throughout his life, our dad loved his dogs. Each dog became his constant companion at work, in his car, at his feet, beside his chair. He enjoyed fast food and preferred Apollo Burger to French cuisine. He sometimes wore moonboots to church. His quips of wisdom included, “One man’s garbage is another man’s breakfast,” and his sister Belva said, “Paul was a lover, not a fighter.”
Dad was fun, generous, kind, and patient. He was a strong advocate of individual rights. He quietly helped people without fanfare and resolved conflicts gently with peace and simplicity. Our dad will be greatly missed.
Paul is survived by his wife, Patricia, his children Elizabeth Haycock (Corey), Susan Tarver (Joseph), Paula Paulson (Robert), Sara Ward (Marc), Amy LaFleur (Steven), Aaron Menlove (Francie), Andrew Menlove (Vanessa), Benjamin Menlove, Marc Menlove (Kimberly), 34 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday January 4 th 2017, at 12 noon at the Brighton 7 th Ward, 2895 East Creek Road. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:30am – 11:30am, followed by the Family Prayer Circle at 11:30am. Interment will be at the Mountain View Memorial Estates.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you honor Paul by making a donation to: the LDS Church's Missionary Fund or Humanitarian Fund through LDS Philanthropies 1450 N. University Ave. Provo UT 84604, https://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/.