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: