In Memory

Paul Victor Roylance

Paul Victor Roylance


Paul Victor Roylance

April 22, 1944 ~ September 9, 2011


BOUNTIFUL, Utah -                                                                                                                

Paul Victor Roylance, age 67, passed away Friday, September 9, 2011 in Bountiful, Utah from heart failure.  Paul was born on April 22, 1944 in North Ogden, Utah to Grace Wolthius and Victor Storey Roylance. 


Paul in 1958, 1959 and 1961 Wahlquist Jr. and Weber High Yearbooks

He graduated from Weber High School and Weber Seminary in 1962, and served an LDS mission in the Netherlands and Belgium.  He later graduated with a finance degree from Weber State College.

Paul's scanned obituary photo

Paul married Linda McMullin on August 25, 1967 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Paul also served in the National Guard, which he joined in 1963 with several other classmates.  He worked for much of his life in the financial industry.  He was an avid reader and loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, and the Oregon coast.  Paul’s greatest joy in life was his family.  He always had a special connection with the little ones and he loved to sing them to sleep.

He was survived by Linda, his children, Matthew (Lynette) Roylance. Melinda (Kerry) McGrath, Melanie (Brian) Bingham, and Mark (Jana) Roylance, his 13 grandchildren, and his siblings Sharon (Dee) Neuenschwander, Nancy (Ross) Olsen, Gay (Hugh)  Bringhurst, and Grant (Karen) Roylance.

Paul was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Services were held on Monday, September 12 at 2:30 pm at the LDS Chapel at 205 East Elberta Street in North Ogden, Utah with his brother-in-law, Bishop Ross Olsen presiding, and his eulogy was given by Classmate Darol Wintle.  His internment was held at the Ben Lomond Cemetery immediately following at 526 East 2850 North, North Ogden, Utah.  Funeral Services were provided by Evans ans Early Mortuary in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Paul will be dearly missed by many.

Here is Paul's Entry from the 1972 WHS Reunion Book:

"Paul served an L.D.S. Mission in Holland and Belgium and after returning home he graduated from Weber State College with a B.S. deree in Economics.  In 1967 he married the former Linda McMullin from Denver.  Paul sold for Xerox in Los Angeles and has been temporarily assigned to a Brokerage house (Eastern Dillion) in New York.  

He will be working soon as a Stock Broker out of Santa Barbara, California.  Paul and Linda have two children, Matthew (3 and a half) and Melinda (6 months). 

Paul's Motto is: 'Keep aiming at the stars and there's no danger of blowing your foot off!'"

Paul in "Sponsor Ad" from the 1961 Golden Spike:


Paul's Obituary, Ogden Standard Examiner:

The Committee expresses its thanks Classmates David Stanger, Tom Grimm, Sandra Garner Grimm,  Jane Chugg Renstrom  and James Keller for their help in locating, providing, restoring and posting these materials. Obituary originally from the Ogden (Utah) Standard Examiner. This page posted 6/7/2012, last updated 8/7/2012.


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02/07/12 12:56 PM #1    

Darol Wintle

I recently spoke at Paul's funeral and expressed my friendship thoughts for him.  When I moved to Utah and North Ogden as a 14 year old, I came kicking and screaming because I was about to start high school and I didn't know a single person.   Paul was one of the first to come up to me and introduce himself and he actually helped me to find a summer job on a farm in North Ogden.  I will always be greatful to Paul.  We remained friends until his death this year (2011).  I visited him two days before his death and we both knew it was our last visit.   He had many challenges personally and I think he would have like to have made some changes if given the opportunity, but he was a good person at heart and shared that goodness with me.  Thanks again Paul,  your forever friend,   Darol Wintle

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