A public Celebration of Jeanne's Life will be conducted Saturday morning, July 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at the Temple View Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Norma Jeanne Darrow Paul Huish passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of May 18th, 2022 at age 94 with her daughter, Connie, at her side.
Jeanne was born July 6, 1927 in Atlantic Iowa. She was the daughter of Clair and Harriet Darrow and the youngest of four children. She married her high school sweetheart, Norman Paul in 1945. They were together for 30 years and had two beautiful children, Connie and Dudley. Later in life she was married in the Mesa Arizona Temple to Charles Huish in 1978. They enjoyed 18 years together before “Charlie” passed away in 1996. Combined they had four children. Connie Paul Keith (Ron), Dudley Dee Paul, Charlotte Huish Dairman (Dennis), Jon Huish (Sharron).
Jeanne’s greatest joy was her posterity. She always wanted a large family and she got her wish with 28 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren. Having lived in the Midwest and Florida all her life, she made the Gila Valley her home in 1975. Jeanne quickly took to the desert landscape, southwest culture and especially Mt. Graham. She worked at Eastern Arizona College in the fiscal control office for many years. She served a mission to Vancouver Canada in 1997 following Charlie's passing. She also served the community as a court appointed child's advocate with CASA, and could be found portraying Betsy Ross at most 4th of July celebrations. She made lifelong friends here in the Valley and service was her middle name. We often teased her that on the day she died, she would first go visit a sick friend, take a meal to a neighbor and make a batch of cookies for her grandchildren.
Her fierce faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ, has greatly blessed her posterity. We admire her patience, her stories and encouragement, her energy, thoughtfulness and solid testimony. We treasure her zeal for family history and know there are hundreds on the other side who will greet her with love and appreciation for her untiring efforts on their behalf. Jeanne was a true "pioneer" - someone who opens the way and prepares for others to follow. She is preceded in death by her son, Dudley, son-in-law, Ron Keith, and husbands, Norman Paul and Charles Huish.
The family is so grateful to the employees of the Beehive Home for lovingly caring for her and serving her these past seven years.
Private family graveside services for Jeanne will be conducted Saturday evening, May 21, 2022, at the Gila Valley Memorial Gardens.
Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page Saturday evening, May 21, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (MST).