Myrtle L. (Melita) Paul, 93-years-old, former long time Ogden resident, died November 20, 1990 at the home of her son in Concord, California.
She was born October 3, 1897 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, daughter of David and Elizabeth Wilcox Paul. She married Earl S. Paul of Ogden on April 2, 1920 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death November 17, 1988. Her parents were called as missionaries to the Samoan Islands when she was 13-years-old. She accompanied them and was set apart as a full time missionary at the age of 15. It was in Samoa, that she first met her beloved future husband. She completed four missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, three to the Samoan Islands, two with her husband, and one when they presided over the mission. They also served a two year mission in Hawaii. She was a temple worker in the Ogden, Arizona, and Hawaiian temples. She served in many positions in the church. She devoted her life to her husband, family, church, and gave compassionate service to all who crossed her path. She was a long time member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was a member of the Children's Hour Literary Club of Ogden.Survived by two sisters, LaVera Coombs, Bountiful; Lula Taylor, VanCouver, Canada; one daughter, Beth Mickley, Chicago, Ill.; three sons, E. Stanley Paul, Bethesda, Maryland; Dr. David W. Paul, Pleasant View.; and Ronald W. Paul, Concord, Calif. 27 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Harvey; and daughter, Arlene Doxey Griffin.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at the Larkin & Sons Mortuary in Ogden, 496 24th Street. Friends may call at the mortuary, Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Monday, from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden.
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