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Paul Harold Householder

Paul Harold Householder, beloved father and brilliant engineer, rejoined his sweetheart on April 12, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.

He is survived by his children: Shawn, Trevan (Leslie), Trina Johansson (Eric), Stacy, Dean (Patrice Pederson), and Kelly (Tamra); siblings Evlyn Hudson (Jack); Carolyn Neal (Stan); Dawna Johnson (Norris); Swen Householder (Jenny); Margret Wolfe (Michael); and Wilma Roman (Leon); and 22 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Barbara [Halls] Householder, his grandson Cardon Johansson, and parents Harold and Priscilla Elbirta [Stewart] Householder.

Born in Grass Valley, CA, on June 22, 1940, he spent his early years in California and Utah. After serving a very successful two-year mission in the Southern States, Paul moved to Mesa, Arizona for a job in 1965 where he met his sweetheart, Barbara, and they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa, Arizona Temple on February 05, 1966. He worked as a designer/draftsman and attended night classes at Mesa Community College. Once he graduated, he put his new CAD skills to use for multiple companies in the Phoenix area, designing parts for aircraft and medical devices.

He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, received the prestigious Silver Beaver award from the Boy Scouts of America, and was always eager to serve those around him. He possessed a childlike enthusiasm for avionics, astronomy, 3D printing, and futuristic technological advancements. His smiling face, gentle meekness, and humorous stories of his life growing up will be missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be live-streamed, due to COVID-19, in addition to in person at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1005 N Voyager Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234, on Friday, April 16th, starting with a viewing at 10:30 am, followed immediately by the funeral at 11 am. Watch it live or later at (

Interment to follow at the Mesa City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to (


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