Paul Temple Heany

(September 27, 1914 - August 19, 2006)


The Lusk Herald
August 23, 2006


Paul Temple Heany

Paul Temple Heany, of Apache Junction, Ariz. passed away Saturday Aug. 19, 2006 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, Ariz, Paul was born Sept. 27, 1914 at Kewanee, Henry County, Ill, the son of the late Frank Gallatin & Leona Grance (Temple) Heany.

He married Thelma Ruby Pullins March 20, 1937 at Rapid City, S.D. To this union were born two daughters, Lavonne and Florine.

In 1914 he moved with his family to Barton County, MO. In 1926 the family moved to White Owl, S.D., living there until moving to Pennington County, S.D. He ranched with his parents until his marriage and then operated a Conoco Service Station in Wicksville, S.D. Living in several places; Park Rapids, Minn., Owanka and Sioux Falls, S.D., moving to Lusk in Nov. of 1944 where he operated a tire shop and Exxon Service Station until he retired in Dec. of 1977.In 1984 he and his wife, Thelma started spending their winters in Apache Junction and permanently relocating there in August 2000 where he spent the rest of his life. Paul enjoyed golf, watching sports on TV and playing cards with his family and friends.

Paul was a member of the Congregational Church United Church of Christ. He held a lifetime membership in the Custer Independent Order of Odd Fellows where he served as Noble Grand. He also held other offices in the Grand Lodge of Wyoming I.O.O.F. and was a charter and lifetime member of the Lusk Elk Lodge #1797. He was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, served as councilman to the town of Lusk for eight years and was on the board of directors for the Lusk State Bank.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Elmer Frank and Everrett Roy and two sisters: Reba Davis and Opal Schreckenghaust.

His loving wife Thelma survives him: two daughters: Lavonne Compton and her husband Ronald and Florine Murillo and her husband John. Three grandchildren: Stewart Henton and wife Lisa, Rhonda Hasting and her husband Kevin and Deborah Compton. Six great grandchildren: Dustin and Cody Hastings, Nicole, Becca, Jessica and Allison Henton.

Memorial services for Paul were held Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, Mesa, Arizona.








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