Paul Lewis Spilsbury, 75
Paul Lewis Spilsbury, 75, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, passed away on 11 Nov. 2020. He was born in Boulder City, Clark Co., Nev., on 20 Sept. 1945, the fifth son of seven children of Archie Rlington Spilsbury and Bertha Young.
Paul grew up in Las Vegas, where he graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1964. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, assigned to the Northwestern States Mission, 1964-1966. He attended Brigham Young University for one year, then entered the sheet metal journeyman program in Las Vegas.
He married Patricia Louise Lemmon on 20 June 1970, in the St. George Temple in Utah. He served two and one-half years in the United States Navy during the VietNam conflict, stationed for the balance of that time aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga CVA-60, 1971-1973. He returned to Las Vegas in 1973, working in the sheet metal industry all over the Vegas Valley until his retirement.
He enjoyed reading his beloved books, riding motorcycles and racing stock cars.
He married Linda Karen Johnson on 24 June 2000. He and Karen took their lives on the road in an RV and traveled all around North and Central America, before they settled in Homer, Alaska, then in Paradise, Calif., until the Camp Fire in 2018. He spent his last years in Coeur d’Alene.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; his seven children: Jennifer Kathleen Wood, of Las Vegas, Christopher Paul Spilsbury (Melissa) of San Clemente, Calif., Lyn Alison Hunter, of Las Vegas, Rachel Louise Monteiro (Eric), of Las Vegas, Sara Diane Spilsbury (Fadi) of Long Beach, Calif., Benjamin Robert Spilsbury of Salt Lake City; and Leslie Dawn Spilsbury of Guadalajara, Mexico. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, one great-grandson, seven stepchildren and their 29 children.
Due to COVID restrictions, funeral services will be held for family and close friends at Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George, Utah, on Saturday, 21 Nov. 2020. The viewing will be at 12:30 p.m. and funeral at 2 p.m. Services may be viewed online and will be available up to 90 days after the service. Please log in to webcast.funeralrecording.com. Type in the event number 40781 and password PLS2020.
Interment will follow at the Toquerville Cemetery in Toquerville, Utah. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please email your memory of how Paul touched your life to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram @spilsburysbest.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.