Paul L Person, Member, SME
Paul went peacefully to be with Lord on November 19, 2020.
He was born on March 19, 1944 in Denver Colorado, one of three siblings to parents Paul Lugene Sr. and Thelma May Wyman.
After graduating from Alameda High School in Denver, Colorado, Paul attended Colorado School of Mines and graduated in 1971 with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering. After graduating, Paul worked for Mining Companies including ASARCO and for Processing Equipment firms including WEMCO. He traveled extensively in the U.S. and South America specializing in comminution, flotation and gravity separation applications at the major base and precious metal mines.
Paul lived in Tucson with his wife Patty Person (married in 1986) a true love story. They were long time members of St Odilia Catholic Church and in the last few years were members of Redemptorist Renewal Centers, Our Lady of the Desert Community.
Paul was an active member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), Northwest Mining Association, the Arizona Conference of SME and the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute. In 1984, he serves as the first Subject Matter Expert and Editor for Coal Papers for the newly introduced Mineral & Metallurgical Processing magazine of SME. In addition, Paul co-founded Casa Support Council for Pima County. Paul also served at the Food Banks, Tucson Heart Hospital, and on St Odilia church finance committee.
His hobbies included fishing, golf, baseball, reading and playing bridge.
A private Mass will be held this month.
A public Memorial Mass is to be scheduled at a future date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town, PO Box 8000, Boys Town NE, 68010. Please visit www.boystown.org to contribute.
Arrangements are by Marana Mortuary & Cemetery, 12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana AZ, 85653.