George Ray Paulsen

26 Mar 1910 - 3 Mar 1998

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26 Mar 1910 - 3 Mar 1998
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George Ray Paulsen

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Park Cemetery

West 700 North Street
Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah
United States
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DdraigGoch

May 20, 2013
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May 11, 2013

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Colaborador: DdraigGoch Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

George Ray Paulsen 87, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on March 3 of causes incident to age. He was preceded in death by his sweetheart and eternal companion, Mae Peterson Paulson, whom he greatly missed. Mae died February 20, 1992. Their reunion must be joyous. Ray's two brothers, Sterling and Glenn, also preceded him in death. Ray was born in Ephraim on March 26, 1910 to George Peter and Bertha Jorgenson Paulsen. He attended local schools and on Nov. 9, 1932 married Mae in the Manti LDS Temple. The couple are survived by five children and their spouses: George and Reva Paulsen of West Valley City, David and Audrey Paulsen, Dick and Sharon Paulsen, Jerry and Sarah Paulsen, all of Orem; and Ron and Cherrie Dawn Dolphin of Moab; 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. For the first 18 years of Ray's married life, he was a farmer and sheepman in Ephraim. Then when health considerations mandated a change, Ray gave up farming and resumed his education, completing an A.S. degree from Snow College, a B.S. degree from BYU in sociology and secondary education; and a M.S. degree from BYU in guidance and counseling. For 23 years he served school children in Wayne, Garfield, and Carbon Counties as teacher, counselor and principal. His beloved companion, Mae, also a teacher worked by his side - their first teaching appointment being in a two-room schoolhouse in Hanksville. Active in the LDS Church, Ray served in many capacities including ward clerk, Sunday School President, and teacher and priesthood instructor. Together with Mae, Ray served many years as a missionary at the Manti Temple Visitors Center, a calling he truly cherished. Ray had many hobbies and interests including fishing, camping, gardening, and following BYU sports. He was an excellent writer, serving as correspondent for both the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. He has published essays and personal reminiscences in the Daily Herald, The Saga of the Sanpitch, and in other media. Ray was a voracious reader. His children remember fondly the many novels he read to them around the dinner table - Lassie Come Home, The Call of the Wild, The Egg and I, to mention a few, and Zane Grey Westerns, too numerous to mention. Ray also loved to sing and play the guitar, and right up to his passing, often entertained family and friends with his seemingly unlimited repertoire spanning a century of popular ballads and country music favorites. A kind and gentle man, Ray was non-judgmental and totally accepting. He truly loved unconditionally. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 1998 at the Ephraim 2nd Ward Chapel at 4th East and Center Street. At the same location, there will be viewings from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 6, and Saturday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. before the services.

A Personal Story By George Ray Paulsen

Colaborador: DdraigGoch Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

When I was about eleven, nearly twelve years of age, I had an experience which nearly took my life. My parents, along with my older brother Sterling and me were spending a week at Fish Lake. One day Sterling and I were out on the lake fishing, when a violent storm developed. As we were closer to the east shore of the lake we decided to head for this destination. As we rowed the boat eastward, the storm grew more intense. Huge waves swept over us, and the boat was tossed around like it was a chip. All the fish we had caught were washed away, and our boat, began to fill with water. I kept rowing with as much speed as I could, while Sterling began bailing the water out with a bucket that was in the boat. However, it was a losing fight because the boat was filling up much faster than it could be dipped out. It was reaching a point where we were in great danger. Suddenly the eastern shore of the lake loomed before us. Somehow we managed to get both of us and the boat safely to shore. We both felt very humble and grateful to our Heavenly Father for sparing our lives. There with the thunder booming and the lightning flashing, we (two rain drenched boys) knelt on the muddy shore and thanked God for our deliverance. We stayed for the rest of the afternoon waiting for the storm and wind to cease. Sometime during the late afternoon a motorboat with two occupants came fairly close to where we were waiting. The people seemed to be searching for someone. We waved to them, but apparently they didn’t see us. Finally, the storm died down, and night was approaching rapidly. We decided we’d better head back to the lodge. Because there were still some waves, we decided to take the long way back. Our plans were to go to the northern part of the lake and then row back on the west side to the lodge, never getting more than a few yards from the shore. At last, we arrived at the boat dock at about 1:00 a.m. in the morning. We, two weary boys, headed for the cabin. As we opened the door and walked inside, our parents were almost overcome with joy. They had feared we had drowned. They told us that some men in a motorboat had been searching for us all afternoon but to no avail. When darkness came the search had been called off until the next morning. Needless to say, it was a happy reunion.

George Ray Paulsen

Colaborador: DdraigGoch Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I remember spending one week during the summer with my grandparents. Grandpa would take me fishing. One day for my birthday he took me fishing, just the two of us. He would tell us stories about his childhood. He served faithfully as a missionary at the Manti Temple.

George Ray Paulsen

Colaborador: DdraigGoch Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

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Life timeline of George Ray Paulsen

1910
George Ray Paulsen was born on 26 Mar 1910
George Ray Paulsen was 20 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
George Ray Paulsen was 21 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
George Ray Paulsen was 32 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
George Ray Paulsen was 43 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
George Ray Paulsen was 54 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
1977
George Ray Paulsen was 67 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
George Ray Paulsen was 73 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
George Ray Paulsen died on 3 Mar 1998 at the age of 87
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