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Paul Douglas Henrichsen

June 23, 1948 — May 6, 2024

Paul 'Douglas' Henrichsen-In the early morning hours on May 6, 2024, Doug peacefully returned to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, after a valiant 4 1/2-year battle with cancer. He was a spry 75 years old (he would say, ‘Older than dirt’). Born June 23rd, 1948, in San Diego, California to Paul J and Myrtle Knight Henrichsen.

 

He was raised in Provo, Utah attending schools and graduating from Provo High School. He enjoyed playing little league baseball, boy scouts, and back yard rodeos.   He did make a go at bull riding, which he was much too tall to do. Although his mother may never have known about this, we are sure she was thankful for his 6-foot 4-inch stature. 

 

During a late summer evening while dragging Provo Center Street with friends, he met the love of his life, Suzette 'Sue' McClure, whom he later married and was sealed to in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. We are sure he never could have guessed the roads they would travel together, aside from that unforgettable meeting of wagons (as their girls always teased) on Center Street. Together they have 4 wonderful daughters, making him a member of the D.O.D.O. club: Dads of Daughters Only. We don’t know if he considered that a curse or a blessing, but he loved them all dearly.

 

And one must not forget Doug's dogs. The 1st dog he and Sue had, they obtained illegally, stealing it from the old Saltair......rightfully they named him Salty. The story that followed was, that they allegedly saved this cute stray puppy as he had been running down a road. They just didn't mention that there were litter mates, etc. If you knew Doug, you knew how much he loved his dogs. From heelers, to shorthairs, Catahoula Leopards and his many, many baying hounds, to his last naptime companion Nellie, Doug always had a love for his dogs. He served as the President of Northen Utah Big Game Hounds Association, attended numerous field trials, night Hunts and worked with the Division of Wildlife Resources on many occasions to pursue and maintain hunting rights and opportunities for all hounds’ men. He and Clay Carter could probably tell tales of lion Hunts that they had been on together, a country mile long.

 

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoors man, one of a lucky few that was able to obtain a lifetime hunting license, which he was sure to make use of. Many of those tags were filled at 'Deer Camp' up White River, which he and Sue considered their home away from home. 

 

He attended Utah Trade Tech for training as a machinist. He then went on to become a successful machinist, working at various machine shops and then to Hill Air Force Base, where he worked for 34 years as a federal civilian before retiring. 

 

He was a pistol-packing, proud member of the NRA and always claimed to be, '1 gun short'.

He was involved in the 4-H shooting sports and had worked as a lobbyist for the Utah Shooting Sports.

Also involved in the 4-H horse and guide dog programs, supporting his daughters with all their 4-H projects.

Always a quick one to be the first to tell everyone, 'Happy Damn Birthday' and he meant it with love. (If you know, you know).

Later in life Doug met and was reunited with 7 half-siblings. This union of siblings was very special to him and he thoroughly enjoyed the relationships and visits that followed.

 

Doug is survived by his wife Sue, of 56 years; 4 daughters, Anna (Chris) Buckner, Mattaponi, Virginia; Jessica (Brad) Marsh, Clearfield, Utah; Carla (Steve) Wilmoth, Oakley, Utah; and Kelly (Daniel) Ducharme, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Brother-in-law John Taylor and half siblings: Chris (Laura) Houston, Heather Houston, Tim Houston, Julie Houston, Jane (Henry) Llanos, Drew (Ruby) Bunting and Scott Bunting, all residing in California.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce H. Taylor, and his grandson Dallin 'The real McCoy' Wilmoth.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Jason Hunt and his staff at Huntsman Cancer Institute, Doug was genuinely thankful for their care; Huntsman at Home Palliative Care and Hospice teams for the care and comfort they provided.

 

Funeral Services will be held Saturday May 18, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Marion Stake Center located at 3038 North State Rd 32, Marion, UT 84036. Friends and family may visit Friday, May 17th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lindquist Layton Mortuary located at 1867 N Fairfield Rd, Layton, UT 84041 and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Stake Center prior to the service.

 

Doug will be laid to rest at the North Bench Cemetery located at 742 West Northbench Rd, Oakley, UT 84055.


 

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