Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 14, 2013
Paul Joseph Sodja

Obit Paul Sodja1941 – 2013

Paul, 71, passed away March 12 surrounded by a family that dearly loved him. Paul suffered from a long battle with the lung disease COPD. Paul was born Oct. 1, 1941 in Tooele, the oldest of three children. He married his high school sweetheart, Kay Harwood, Dec. 15, 1961 in the Salt Lake Temple. He worked for ATK (Hercules) for almost 40 years. Paul was devoted to his family and worked hard to support and provide for them. He enjoyed Scouting as a boy, Scout Master, father and grandfather. He was a do-it-yourselfer and seemed to be able to fix anything around his home. He loved to camp in his RV and took his family on many vacations across the country. He enjoyed photography and took many beautiful pictures of his vacations, children and grandchildren. Paul served faithfully in his church callings and encouraged his family to do the same. He enjoyed being a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple. He expected the best of himself and encouraged his family to always do their best at everything they undertook. He supported both his children and grandchildren in all of their pursuits. He had a quiet, loving nature, especially with his grandchildren who always felt very secure with him. Paul is survived by his wife Kay, parents Ernest and Marian Sodja, children Steven (Kristine) Sodja, Terri (Rick) Sanders, Julie (Douglas) Moore and Mark (Lynette) Sodja, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held March 16 at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church building at 2556 W. 9800 South. A viewing will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road, and Saturday at the church 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, West Jordan City Cemetery.

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