Douglas “Paul” Leonard Chase passed away July 4, 2019 from stroke complications.
He was born March 23, 1948 in Provo, Utah to Pauline Bunnell and Keith Chase. He led an active childhood with scouting, camping and fishing, and was musically talented with a beautiful tenor voice.
He held various positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that began his path of religious instruction where he was one of acute acceptance to all religious beliefs. He was an avid genealogy scholar.
He graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in mathematics.
He married Kathleen Matheny on May 23, 1970 and created a family of 10 children, 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Later divorced, he married Maryann Lunning on Jan. 23, 2004.
He was a certified actuary for Alexander Hamilton Agency in Monroe, Michigan, and later a distributor for the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune. He retired in Moab, Utah where he actively contributed to a variety of community and religious organizations.
Paul was a person of high intelligence, immense wisdom and great love. He was a teacher to all those who surrounded him.
In his words: “Fear is the first teacher. Wisdom is the second teacher. God/Love is the third and perfect teacher.”
He will be missed by his daughters, Kristina Timm, Kerry Fullmer, Katira Bianca, Mikaela Chase and Elizabeth Chase; sons, Benjamin Chase, Jonathan Chase, David Moses Chase, Leland Chase; brothers, Stephen Chase and James Chase; and his sister, MaryEtta Chase.
His daughter, Emily Chase; parents, Pauline Bunnell and Keith Chase; and sisters, Linda Fackrell and Carolyn Muhlestein predeceased him.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West in Moab.
His wish would be for everyone to share the gift of love in our relationships.