Paul Schoenberger Obituary, Death – Paul Thomas Schoenberger, 75, of Queen Creek, Arizona, lost his long battle with bladder cancer on October 29, 2022. He was surrounded by his loving family at home. Born in Tucson, Arizona on February 4, 1947. After finishing high school at Tucson’s Amphitheatre, he served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany. He finished his mission and went on to attend Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he met the love of his life, Eleanor.
Soon after, he went on to university and graduated with a degree in philosophy. When they first met, Paul was working for the police in a number of capacities, but most notably as an Arizona Highway Patrol Officer from 1977 to 1997. The couple spent 28 years in Clarkdale, in Arizona’s Verde Valley, raising their two kids. During this time, Paul served in many capacities within the church, including as bishop of the Mingus Ward for a total of six years.
They spent their retirement in Gold Canyon, Arizona, near to their eight grandchildren and children. They spent a decade and a half working at the Mesa, Arizona Temple and going on various vacations. While working as temple workers in the Manhattan, New York, temple, Paul and his wife made many friends they still keep in touch with today. Paul was a doting husband and father who also enjoyed learning about the past and reading. He was at his happiest when he was outside or with his dog.
Paul is survived by his wife Eleanor, their two children Erich (Tonia) Schoenberger and Emily (Joel) Madsen, and their eight grandchildren (Raquel, Zachary, Charlotte, Tyler, Abigail, Samantha, Matthew and Dillon). His parents, Alice May and Robert Ford Schoenberger, died while he was a young boy. Funerals will be held on November 7, 2022 at the Hawes Ward locations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Queen Creek, Arizona, located at 19781 E Ocotillo Rd. The viewing will begin at 9 a.m., and the services will begin at 10 a.m. After the funeral services, the body will be interred at Mesa’s Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery. Instead of flowers, Paul’s family has asked that donations be given in his name to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary fund.