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Paul Maughan

January 1, 1958 — July 26, 2023

Obituary for Paul Leon Maughan

January 1, 1958 - July 26, 2023

Paul Leon Maughan, age 65, left this world peacefully surrounded by his wife and loved ones in Provo Utah on July 26, 2023. He was born on January 1, 1958 in Lovell, Wyoming to Walter Leon and Shirley Alice Jensen Maughan. He was the New Years Baby.

Paul married Cynthia Healey Maughan on May 18, 2002 in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. They were the cutest couple and loved doing activities together. Paul was her "Sweetheart" and Cindy was his "Hon" They loved going to plays and concerts and out to eat. They enjoyed trips to the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City and to the Logan Opera Festival and many family reunions.

Both Paul and Cindy were musically talented and served as pianist and chorister for a few years at the Utah Developmental Center, Greenwood Manor and various LDS Church Wards. Paul and Cindy wrote, illustrated and published a children's book called Wabbleena's Adventure. Paul loved musical instruments and learned to play the clarinet, organ and piano. He wrote his own Oratorios and would often play them for his family as they would sing. Paul, along with his brother and sister spent many nights singing around the old family piano out of the Reader's Digest Songbooks.

As a young boy, Paul attended Cherry Hill Elementary in Orem. His family moved to Pleasant Grove when Paul was 15 and he graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1976. During High School, Paul was very involved in Theater Arts and loved his role he played in Mid Summer Nights Dream. Paul attended the University of Utah where he studied drafting and architecture.

Paul loved being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He enjoyed being a cub scout and Paul earned his Eagle Scout Award alongside his brother David.

Paul served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the San Antonio Texas Mission.

Paul loved hiking, camping and fishing in the Uintas with his family. He enjoyed seeing God's creations and loved the many lakes in the mountains. On family vacations, they would stop at every LDS Tabernacle so Paul could examine the design of the building. The beautiful buildings were not only special to him because of the architecture, but also because he realized the sacredness of these buildings. He felt a real reverence for them. He entered and won several Art Shows during his life. He sketched the Salt Lake Tabernacle at Temple Square and the Tabernacle organ. He loved doing pencil sketches of many LDS Temples around the world including a beautiful drawing of the Salt Lake Temple.

He created a miniature version of the Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ including all of the pipes out of old Christmas paper tubes and painted it gold. He included choir seats that would go up and down. He loved attending the art shows at Brigham Young University and the Utah County Symphony at the old Provo Tabernacle.

Paul was a hard worker. As a young boy, he worked with his brother in the Bezzant Orchards picking cherries, peaches, and apples. Paul and his family volunteered at many LDS Church Welfare Farms. He would go with his family and work for the West Sharon Stake Farm out by Salem. Paul went with his Teacher's Quorum and worked on the pig farms which is now where the Mt.Timpanogos Temple sits. When he got older he worked in an Organ Factory in American Fork and made pipe organs. For many years he worked in the cafeterias at the Provo Temple and Mount Timpanogos Temple. Paul was a Custodian at various schools for Alpine School District and recently retired from Lehi Elementary.

Paul is survived by his wife Cindy Maughan, brother David (Susan) Maughan, sister Miel Maughan, and sister Rebecca Maughan Davies. Paul is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Leon and Shirley Alice Jensen Maughan and his nephew, Hyrum Kenneth Davies.

A viewing for Paul will be held on Friday, August 4th from 9:45-10:45 am at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Lone Peak Chapel 6141 W 11000 N, Highland UT 84003. Paul will be laid to rest in the Highland City Cemetery following the viewing at 11:00 am.

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Friday, August 4, 2023

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