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Deseret News, 03/15/15
Paul Tibbs Kunz, age 89, of Ogden, Utah passed away on March 10, 2015 of a heart attack in
Seattle, Washington. Paul was born in Montpelier, Idaho, on September 23, 1925, the third
child of David C. and Jessie T. Kunz. When Paul was four, his father died and his mother
lovingly raised him in faith, integrity and kindness. He graduated from Montpelier High
School. He then attended the University of Utah.
To put himself through school, Paul worked at a dairy and he eventually purchased a gas
station. During the Korean War, he enlisted with his Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity brothers.
He served as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force. After his return, he
attended law school at the University of Utah and obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1956.
On July 11, 1958, Paul married Sarah "Sharee" Moreton in the Logan LDS Temple.
He was a loving husband and a devoted father of five children. They loved summers spent at
Bear Lake and shared many happy times there with family and friends. Paul and Sharee
enjoyed their travels around the world together. One of their favorite destinations was
Coronado, California in the winter months. Music was a lifelong passion for Paul. As a
teenager, he played the saxophone in a dance band at the Fish Haven Lodge on Bear Lake.
Paul and Sharee regularly enjoyed Utah Symphony concerts and the Sun Valley Jazz Festival.
Paul's music CDs were a favorite gift to family and friends.
After being admitted to the Utah State Bar, Paul became a law partner with his brother
David S. Kunz in Ogden, Utah. He practiced law for 58 years specializing in banking law
and estate planning. He was elected as a Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate
Counsel, a national organization to recognize attorneys with outstanding expertise in
estate planning. His career included service to the community as Chairman of Board of Utah
State Bar Examiners, President of Weber County Bar Association, and Attorney for the City
of Washington Terrace.
Paul worked as Co-counsel for the Bank of Utah from 1958 to 1993. He continued to serve as
a member of the Bank of Utah Board of Directors. At the time of his death, he was Chairman
of Trust Committee and Chairman of Officer's Compensation Committee. He was active in
the business community as member of the Ogden City Industrial Development Corporation, and
member of the Weber County Economic Development Corporation.
He accomplished much in his 40 years of service with Intermountain Healthcare. As a
Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the McKay-Dee Hospital, he took great interest in
the planning and construction of the new McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden, Utah. He was
a member of the Intermountain Healthcare Board of Trustees.
Other charitable foundations and associations for which he was a board member include the
Ogden School Foundation, Ogden Symphony Ballet Foundation, Ogden Rotary Club Charitable
Foundation, American Heart Association, and Boy Scouts of America Trapper Trails Council.
Honors received include the McKay-Dee Hospital Charitable Foundation Annual Community
Service Award as well as "The William N. Jones Annual Trustee of Excellence
Paul served faithfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as Bishop, First
Counselor in the bishopric, Stake High Counselor, High Priest Group Leader, Young
Men's Presidency, teacher, and recently as the maintenance coordinator for the Stake
Camp. He was a dedicated home teacher.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Sharee; his four children, Fred (Sharon) Kunz, Walt
(Karen) Kunz, Paul (Cindy) Kunz, and Mary (Gordon) Peterson; 21 grandchildren and 15
great-grandchildren; and his brother David S. (Evelyn) Kunz, all whom he loved very much.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Adele Dransfield; his parents, and sister
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Weber Heights
Stake Center, 1401 Country Hills Dr., Ogden, Utah. A viewing for family and friends will
be held on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington
Blvd. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral services. Interment,
Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd.,Ogden, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the McKay-Dee Hospital
Foundation, Ogden Symphony Ballet Association, Ogden School Foundation or a charity of
your choice .
Send condolences to the family at: www.lindquistmortuary.com
Published in Deseret News from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2015
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