Paul Schoenberger – Paul Thomas Schoenberger, 75, of Queen Creek, Arizona, died quietly in his home on October 29, 2022, with his wife, Eleanor, by his side, following a long battle with bladder cancer. Paul was born on February 4, 1947, in Tucson, Arizona. After graduating from Amphitheatre High School in Tucson, he served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Germany. He attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, after finishing his mission, when he met Eleanor, the love of his life. He then graduated from college with a degree in Philosophy. When they first met, Paul worked in law enforcement in a variety of capacities, most notably as an Arizona Highway Patrol Officer from 1977 to 1997. He and Eleanor reared their two children in Clarkdale, Arizona’s Verde Valley, for 28 years.
Paul served a number of church responsibilities at this time, including Bishop of the Mingus Ward for six years. Paul and Eleanor spent their retirement years in Gold Canyon, Arizona, near their children and eight grandchildren. They also went on several cruises and spent 11 years serving in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. Paul enjoyed working as a temple worker in the Manhattan, New York temple alongside his wife, where they forged many lifetime friendships. In addition to being a devoted husband and parent, Paul enjoyed reading and history, being outside, and being happiest with a dog by his side.
Paul’s wife Eleanor, two children Erich (Tonia) Schoenberger and Emily (Joel) Madsen, and eight grandchildren survive him (Raquel, Zachary, Charlotte, Tyler, Abigail, Samantha, Matthew and Dillon). His parents, Alice May and Robert Ford Schoenberger, died while he was young. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022, at the Hawes Ward facilities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 19781 E Ocotillo Rd, Queen Creek, AZ. A viewing will begin at 9 a.m., with services following at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Mesa’s Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery following the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Paul’s name to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Missionary fund.