Paul Jay Behunin

March 31, 1947July 19, 2013

Paul Jay Behunin, 66, was born in Ogden, Utah, March 31, 1947, and passed away on July 19, 2013. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Paul is survived by his wife Lynne of 45 years, his son Jason (Holly) of Springville, Utah, and daughter Jayme Garces (Thomas) of Beaumont, California. He was preceded in death by his son Selby. He is also survived by his father Melvin of San Bernardino, California and three sisters, Carol James of South Weber, Utah, Cindy Tuckett of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Genia Mc Donald of Mesa, Arizona. Paul was so proud of his six grandchildren, Hailey, Jaxson and Kaitlyn Behunin and Sabrina, Daisy and Shelby Garces. He will also be missed by a vast extended family and many friends.

Paul loved to go to the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He also loved music and playing the guitar and singing with his family was at the top of his list of favorite things. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding and going for rides in his dune buggy he built.

Paul was a pharmaceutical Senior Sales Representative for over 40 years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Highland Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7000 Central Avenue, Highland, California. There will be a viewing from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Interment will be at Montecito Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Tom Owens

June 6, 2014

Cousin Paul, you have left us way too soon.
I was looking around the net for contact info for you as I will be driving through your area soon and wanted to stop and see you. That is when I saw this obituary, the first I had heard about your graduation from this earth school.
I always liked you, even when you were a bratty little kid in Rose Park! I also was always particularly fond of your dad Mel and your older sisters (I didn't really know the younger ones).
So long dear cousin, it was one heck of a great thing knowing you all these years.

Dee Hungate

July 30, 2013

It is with the heaviest heart I extend my condolences to you all for the loss of our darling Paul. I ache. This life will not be the same. Lynne, my love to you.

Lonna Pectol

July 29, 2013

Paul will always be the brightest star in heaven. He is a wonderful cousin to me. Love to you all.

Emma Wood

July 29, 2013

Thank you for sharing Bro. Behunin with so many of us. I treasure my memories. Especially when he gave me new strings for my guitar and sat me down for a couple of lessons!

July 27, 2013

We are sad to have read about your loss. Trust in God, for soon he will undo all suffering. 1 John 4:8 God is love

Tom & Judy Behunin

July 27, 2013

Dear Lynne, Mel, Jason, Jayme, and all members of your family, words cannot express the shock, sadness, and sorrow Tom & I feel at the passing of Paul. We only met you just over 1 year ago and we instantly fell in love with you and Paul. What a kind, warm, and personal man he is, and we also fell in love with you. You guys were instantly "family" to us, and we love both of you. We pray for you and your family, Lynn. Please keep us posted !

Brad Hayashi

July 26, 2013

We are in shock and deep sadness. Our condolences to you, Lynne, and your family. I fondly remember our trips to Carney's and the LA Auto Show. I wish I had another chance to listen to him jam in his rock 'n roll band and even join him on the drums. He stood for what was right and wasn't afraid of speaking it. He had a heart the size of a Grizzily bear and cared for his fellow man. We all will miss him dearly.

July 26, 2013

Mel, Lynn and Family,
Gerald and I express our sorrow at the pasting of Paul. He was a man of many talents and had the ability to include everyone he met. I will never forget our reunion in Spring City, Utah where I first met your family. We stayed at the Wind Walker Ranch where we held most of the reunion activities. That evening the ranch had hired an old wine-o to sing to us. Paul came to the camp fire and I ask the man if he could use his musical instrument to sing to us. Paul was so fun and sang his heart out to our families. I will miss his sweet smile and warm hugs.

Karen Mundy

July 26, 2013

Lynne - I'm so glad we got to connect better for the last year or so. It has been great to get to know you and Paul better. I am so sorry for your loss, but aren't we glad we have the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!! Wish we could be there this weekend, but we send our love to all. (this is also from my mom)

Larry and Mary Case

July 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lynn and all the family. Paul will be missed.