Paul Lewis Spilsbury

Paul Lewis Spilsbury, 75, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, passed away on 11 November 2020. He was born in Boulder City, Clark Co., Nevada on 20 September 1945, fifth son of seven children of Archie Rlington Spilsbury and Bertha Young.

Paul grew up in Las Vegas, where he graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1964. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, assigned to the Northwestern States Mission, 1964-1966. He attended Brigham Young University for one year, then entered the sheet metal journeyman program in Las Vegas.

He married Patricia Louise Lemmon on 20 June 1970 in the St. George Temple in Utah. He served two and one-half years in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam conflict, stationed for the balance of that time aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga CVA-60, 1971-1973. He returned to Las Vegas in 1973, working in the sheet metal industry all over the Vegas Valley until his retirement. He enjoyed reading his beloved books, riding motorcycles and racing stock cars.

He married Linda Karen Johnson on 24 June 2000. He and Karen took their lives on the road in an RV and traveled all around North and Central America before they settled in Homer, Alaska, then in Paradise, California until The Camp Fire in 2018. He spent his last years in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

He is survived by his wife Karen, his seven children: Jennifer Kathleen Wood, of Las Vegas; Christopher Paul Spilsbury (Melissa), of San Clemente, California; Lyn Alison Hunter, of Las Vegas; Rachel Louise Monteiro (Eric), of Las Vegas; Sara Diane Spilsbury (Fadi), of Long Beach, California; Benjamin Robert Spilsbury, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Leslie Dawn Spilsbury, of Guadalajara, Mexico; by thirteen grandchildren, one great grandson, seven stepchildren and their twenty-nine children: brother and sisters Jerald Mac Spilsbury, Arla Dawn Spilsbury Kimoto, Vyonne Spilsbury Mendenhall.

Due to COVID restrictions, funeral services will be held for family and close friends at Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George, Utah on Saturday, 21 November 2020. The viewing will be at 12:30pm and funeral at 2pm. It will also be viewed online via this link

Interment will follow at The Toquerville Cemetery in Toquerville, Utah. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please email your memory of how Paul touched your life to [email protected] or on Instagram @spilsburysbest.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guestbook at




2:00 p.m.


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


Toquerville City Cemetery
119 North Toquer Blvd.
Toquerville, UT 84774

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5 Responses

  1. Paul of my most favorite people. He had such a great sense of humor and was so much fun to be around in seminary and high school. I count my friendship with him as a special memory in my life. I am so sorry to read of his passing and my thoughts go out to his family. He was one of a kind! I know he is up in heaven revisiting great memories with his friend Phil Whiting. Karla Yancey Burnes

  2. Paul is amongst my childhood and lifelong memories of a wonderful family. My heart breaks a little each time one of the children passes. So grateful to know he is now with others of the family in a great reunion. Much love to all of you who mourn his passing.

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