Paul Adelbert Christie

October 23, 1923 ~ April 5, 2021

Paul Christie was born October 23, 1923 in Ogden, Utah to Thomas William Christie and Pearl Roxanna Farr. Paul attended and graduated from West High School where he met and later married Melba Middleton. During World War II, Paul enlisted in the Marine Corps, served in various Islands in the Pacific and was a Staff Sergeant when he was honorably discharged in 1946.

Paul graduated from the University of Utah as a Mechanical Engineer and was active in that profession as a consultant.
Paul was known for his kindness, dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and willingness to work with others. He loved to camp and fish with his children, hold family parties and reunions, collect pictures of his grandchildren, work on family history, and he loved to eat pie. He was well known for his ponderings as he shared pie with his family. His sense of humor and positive outlook on life has been passed on to all of his posterity.

Paul and Melba were married June 6, 1946 in Salt Lake City Temple and raised six children. They lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, Pocatello, Idaho, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Sparks, Nevada and eventually returned to the Salt Lake area. After serving two senior missions for the LDS Church, in Africa, Melba passed away in 1999.

On October 11, 2002 Paul married Connie Vincent in the Jordan River Temple. They made their home in Sandy, Utah. Connie passed away in 2012. Paul was active in the LDS Church holding various leadership callings as Bishop, Stake High Council, High Priest Group Leader, and Scout Master.

Paul is survived by his children (Janine Baldwin, Blake Christie, Colleen Schow, Jill Kretzschmann, Kent Christie, and David Christie); 25 grandchildren, and 43 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his three step children (Richard Vincent, Roger Vincent, and Lynette Seiter) with 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at noon on April 12, 2021 and he will be laid to rest in Lake Hills Memorial Park in Sandy, Utah.
Due to the Pandemic, the funeral service will be immediate family only. For those who would like to join via video streaming the following link is:


Paul Christie was an incredible individual that was always full of love and kindness. As a Bishop and in his other callings he was an inspiration to all because of this great faith in the Savior and his diligence in living as the Christ lived and leading as Christ lead. My condolences to Kent and his siblings, what a blessing to have such a wonderful father.

- Darrell Back
One of the Brightest minds, one of the kindest hearts no longer lives on this planet,. yet still because of quality time he spent with his family, friends, relatives, and all his acquaintances, his presence will remain here on Earth far longer. We loved our uncle and he showed us often the genuine love he had for everyone. We are sure that he will live in our hearts and minds for generations to come.

- William F Christie and Marilena P Christie
So many great memories of Uncle Paul, what a wonderful home he created and I feel so lucky to have spent so much time there growing up. My condolences to the Christie family at this difficult time.

- Sharon L Coons
I am pleased for Paul to have lived such a long and productive life. We worked together for quite a few years at Heath Engineering Company and I was familiar with some of his previous employments. Paul was a genuinely good man of many talents and outward reach efforts. He was a man of intent with equanimity. I hope that his goodness will be reflected in his posterity and acquaintances for generations to come.

- Lew Wilson
Paul Christie was a gentleman and a delightful person to be around. He will be missed.

- Dale and Joan Rond
It was GREAT to know Bishop Paul and Melba Christie. I love both of them. Our Rishton family lived up the street on Wilson Ave. Both my parents knew the Christie's and thought highly of them. I became acquainted with his wife Connie as they moved out to Sandy and happened to move into our Stake. I hope all goes well with the funeral and all. My condolences to all the family. Sincerely, Chari Rishton Engle

- Chari Engle
Dear Christie family, Please accept our sincere condolences. He was a wonderful man. He will be missed by many people. May the Lord's blessings of comfort, peace, and solace sustain your family during this difficult time of mourning. Sincerely, Clyde and Amélia Triptow

- Clyde Triptow
We have many fond memories of Paul. He was a devoted home teacher to our family and always brought such a beautiful spirit into our home. Praying your family will be blessed with peace❤

- Doug and Michele Teran
Dear Christie Family, Sending love and sympathy in the loss of your Dad. I got to know him well when Mike served as his counsellor in the Richards 2nd ward Bishopric. I served as a counsellor in the Relief Society presidency during that time and received good and kindly advice from your Dad. We loved and admired the Christie family. We are blessed to have gospel knowledge to help comfort us at these times.

- Karen Jones