Paul’s obituary appeared on Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Center
Paul was born in Dayton, Ohio to Joan Warren and Hank A. Klung. Paul grew up in many different places as his father was a military man and was stationed around the country.
Paul graduated from Desert High School at Edwards Air Force Base. In high school Paul earned several awards and trophies for sports and academics. Paul enjoyed his years at Desert High and fostered many friendships that continue today. Paul attended Fresno State University and has continued friendships from that time as well. He continued to follow Fresno team sports throughout his life.
Paul enjoyed all sports, both watching and participating. He would golf every chance he could get and enjoyed all things trains, planes, trucks, and automobiles.
Paul held many jobs in his life, from concierge and waiter, where he learned to discern great wine and had an appreciation for the wine growing and making process. He worked for Highway Master and Radio Shack, which also gave him the opportunity to travel to many places.
Paul worked for UTA for 16 years, first as a bus driver, then as a bus supervisor and finally as a Frontrunner supervisor. He truly enjoyed his experiences and friendships at UTA.
At the time of his passing, Paul was a control room operator for the Salt Lake County Jail. He enjoyed the change of pace and making new friends at Salt Lake County.
Paul was married to Diane Williams, later divorced. He then married his “true companion,” Shari Hansen. Paul is survived by wife, Shari, Diane; children: Jeremy (Jessica), Mindy (Chad), Michael (Rachel) and Hollie (James), 9 grandchildren; brother Mike (Sheila) and sister Karen (Jennifer). He was preceded in death by both parents.
Gratitude: All doctors, nurses, aids and personnel at Huntsman Cancer Hospital, especially Dr. Paul Shami and his team and Mary Vietto and Erin. Also the infusion team at South Jordan Huntsman Center.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah.