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Obituary: CROCKETT, PAUL

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Paul Stevens Crockett1925 ~ 2012Paul Stevens Crockett, age 87 died of cancer September 28, 2012 in his home with loved ones by his side. Born April 6, 1925 in Ogden, Utah to Zella Stringham Stevens and David Smith Crockett. Paul and his twin sister, Jean were the youngest of seven children. At BYU he met Barbara Hardy of Portland, Oregon. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple, June 18, 1953.Attended Lewis Jr. and Ogden High School, graduate and student body president of Weber College. Served in the U.S. Army. Brigham Young University 1948, Business Major, president of Viking Social Unit. Credit and office manager in Ogden, Modesto, California, Reno, Nevada and Salt Lake City.Bishop's counselor in Modesto and Reno, Explorer Advisor, High Council in Reno and Salt Lake, Stake Young Men's President, and Bishop in Ensign 4th Ward 1974-1978. British Mission 2 1/2 years, Bristol District President, and missions with his wife in West Africa Nigeria and Ghana, Philippines Manila, Family History Mission, and Inter-city Mission in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Temple ordinance worker, Church Extraction program for 15 years.Paul was an avid reader of the scriptures. He loved people and talking with strangers. He loved life and continually said from the time he was 84 years old that he "wanted to live 40 more years." He demonstrated great love for others and left a legacy and example of love, loyalty, optimism, and devotion for his children and grandchildren to follow.He will be greatly missed by all his family. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their three children Briant and Becky Crockett, Carlene and David Hebdon, JoAnn and Glenn Flink, 16 grandchildren and their spouses, and 22 great-grandchildren. All siblings deceased: Lorna Crockett Birchall, Dave, Tom, Marion Crockett Jensen, Kay and Jean Crockett Brown. Preceded in death by a grandson, Bryce J. Flink.Services will be Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Emigration 4th Ward, 589 18th Avenue. Viewing Tuesday, October 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, and the day of the services 9:30-10:40 a.m., Emigration 4th Ward. Interment Ogden City Cemetery, Graveside 5th Street.