Arthur Tanner Paxman

Arthur Tanner Paxman

Death 27 Jun 2014 (aged 86)
Burial Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 132122579 · View Source
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Our dearly beloved husband, father and grandfather, Arthur Tanner Paxman, 86, passed away on June 27, 2014.

He was born on January 6, 1928 in St. George, Utah to Golden David Paxman and Rokah Tanner.

Arthur grew up in Washington, Utah and loved all things outdoors. You could usually find him fly fishing, looking for arrowheads, hiking on the Arizona Strip or gardening his plot of land he affectionately called his "Garden of Eden".

He dearly loved his family, friends and all those with whom he came in contact.

He graduated from Dixie High School and then entered the Navy where he served during WWII.

He graduated from Dixie College where he studied geology, forestry and botany.

He owned and ran a Dairy Farm with his brother for 27 years.

He married his sweetheart, Lynda Cottam, of St. George on February 7, 1970 in the St. George LDS Temple.

He loved being a father to their six children and later grandfather to seventeen grandchildren, with one on the way.

In his later years, he worked on the grounds of the St. George Temple as a gardener, a job he loved.

He loved to garden and share his harvest with family and friends, this was one of many ways he served and shared his love with others.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lynda Cottam Paxman of Washington, Utah; children: Jinger (Joe) Diaz of Chandler, Arizona; Richard (Wendy) Paxman of St. George, Utah; Cynthia Paxman of Sandy, Utah; Debbie (Phillip) Gubler of Ivins, Utah; Brittany (Sean) MacLeod of Taylorsville, Utah; and Matthew (Bradin Wilhelmsen) Paxman of Herriman, Utah; brother, Robert (Delma) Paxman of Washington, Utah; sister, Judith (Paul) Ford of Las Vegas, Nevada; 17 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Golden and Rokah.

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