Paul L Person

March 19, 1944 - November 19, 2020
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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 to contribute.
Arrangements are by Marana Mortuary & Cemetery, 12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana AZ, 85653.

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Born: March 19, 1944
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Darla Wilson posted on 12/2/20

RIP-dear Uncle Paul. You always be loved You will always be missed Until we meet again


Sherry Cline posted on 12/2/20

Patty, My sincere condolences for your loss. Uncle Paul had a rich and beautiful life because you were in it. What a love story! May you find peace in this time, Love, Sherry


Sherry Cline posted on 12/2/20

Thank you Uncle Paul for being a steady influence in our lives. I’m especially grateful for being a wonderful father to my sister Trish. I still have the first piece of real jewelry I ever received. It came from you when I graduated from high school. Can you believe I still have it, 43 years later! It’s significant to me because I had never had anything like that beautiful necklace and wow, it had a real diamond in it! I’ve kept it all these years because it reminds me every time I put it on. You made me feel special. I love you, Sherry