Jacob Paul Grow

Born: Tue., Apr. 19, 1949
Died: Sun., Apr. 14, 2019


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Jacob Paul Grow was born April 19, 1946, in Ogden, Utah.  You probably knew him as Paul.  When he was in Jr. High, he and a friend decided to go by their middle names, and he was known by Paul ever after. He married Judy Marlayna Grow on August 20th, 1977 in the Salt Lake Temple.  They lived 13 blocks apart for ten years, and their paths never crossed; they met on a blind date.  They cherished over forty wonderful years together and their only wish was that they had met each other when they were younger. 

They loved the beaches of the Pacific Northwest and had the blessing of living in six different states: Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Louisiana, and Alabama. He was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served the Lord faithfully throughout his life, while on his church mission in Ireland, moving to another location when asked, or working in many Church callings, throughout the years.

Paul was a devoted, loving, husband and father who most valued in life, the time he could spend with his family. He generally eschewed pastimes that took him away from his family, and chose to spend his free time taking his family to beaches, National Parks, museums or art festivals.  He passed on his passion for art, literature, history, books, music and politics to his children. He gave his family a wealth of cherished memories of the quality time he spent with them.  

He held a degree in art from Weber State University.  He lead an exemplary life of integrity and hard work, doing whatever it took to earn an honest living to support his family.  There were times when he worked two jobs, because he felt it was important for his wife to be home with the children.  He retired from the Seattle Public Library in 2012.  He and Judy loved practicing photography together; they've sold many prints of their artwork. 

He was unfailingly loving and kind despite a very difficult childhood.  He lived his life to the fullest, enjoying wherever he lived.  When he was told he had two months to live, he was at peace, and did not have an incomplete bucket list.  The last six years, he has battled numerous medical problems.  He never once complained nor became bitter.  He is survived by his wife Judy, his son Nathan, and his daughter-in-law Holly. The family chose not to have a funeral or memorial service.  In place of flowers: honor his memory by doing something kind for someone else.

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Mary Weaver
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Even though I did not know Paul, I wished that I did. His obituary touched my soul. God bless his family.

Gaye Hurst
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Blessings of Peace and Comfort for you during this time.
May you be guided by the Lord in your future, with the decisions you make.
May you be blessed with health and strength, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually to heal from your role as caregiver.
Love Gaye

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