Paul C Hulet, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend and Teacher passed away on December 20, 2022, in the comfort of his home in Grantsville, Utah with his family by his side and his wood burning fireplace burning bright just the way he liked it.Paul was born April 3, 1949, in Flagstaff Arizona to Rex J and Lois Cripps Hulet. Paul was the third of five children. He was primarily raised in Cedar City and Summit Utah.
Paul attended school in Cedar City. During that time he made numerous friends, some of which he has remained very close to throughout his life. Including Donnie Hunter, LJ Benson, Paul Haider, Lennie Olefosn, Larry Olds, Gary Gulliford and the late Kendall Cripps. These 8 guys have stood by each other and helped get through some of the toughest and also the best times. Our family would like to thank them for all the support they have shown on our Dad’s behalf.
Paul graduated from Cedar City High School in 1967 and was proud to call himself a Cedar Redman. He even shared the high school song in his last few weeks of life and recited each word with pride. After graduation he went on to attend Utah State University, graduating in 1972 with a degree in Wildlife Management and a minor in Secondary Education. While at Utah State University he met and married Louise Bragonje on July 5, 1972. They had two children, Samuel Rex Hulet and Rena Marie Griffith.
Paul began his career as a High School Science Teacher in the fall of 1972 at Grantsville High School. A place he called home for 30 years until retirement in May of 2002. Paul made many friends during his time teaching both with fellow teachers and students. Being called their favorite teacher by many and most recently was called a legendary science teacher.
Paul suffered many hardships in his life and continued to prove that he was a fighter and had a strong will to stay with his family. The first was falling 30 feet from a tree that was in his Uncle Oscar’s yard in Summit landing on a cement sidewalk. He’s suffered the loss of many friends and family over the years, one of the hardest being the loss of his little brother and best friend Robert in February 1999. In April 2016 he was diagnosed with Stage 4B plasma blastic lymphoma. The doctors gave him very little chance of survival. Like so many other hardships and trials in his life Paul fought with all his might. By September 2016 he was cleared of cancer and he had won his fight yet again.
Paul loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapshooting, wood cutting as well as his yard and gardening. His love for wood cutting rapidly became one of his most favorite things recently. Many family outings over the years included these types of activities where he was able to share his passions and talents with those around him. Paul loved to sit and watch his wood burning fire and feel its warmth inside his home as much as physically possible.
Paul was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He held many callings including secretary to the Sunday school, ward clerk and serving a mission at the Utah State Penitentiary. This was one of the highlights of his church callings. He truly loved the people he served through that calling.
Paul is survived by his Son Samuel Rex Hulet of Wellsville, Utah. Daughter Rena Marie (Dustin) Griffith of Stansbury Park, Utah. Six Grandchildren, Kaleb (18), Brinley (17), Ethanial (16), Ashlynn (14), Savanna (14) and Lukas (11).
Paul was proceeded in death by his loving and devoted parents Rex and Lois, his eldest brother Michael Hulet, his youngest brother Robert, his eldest sister Marsha as well as numerous family and friends who he loved and welcomed him into his next phase of life.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday January 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm at the Cross Hollow Stake Center, 2830 W Cody Drive Cedar City, UT 84720. Family visitation will be held on Monday January 2, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Grantsville Utah Stake Center, 550 East Durfee Street Grantsville, UT 84074 as well as Wednesday January 4, 2023 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the Cross Hollow Stake Center, 2830 W Cody Drive Cedar City, UT 84720. Internment will be at the Cedar City Cemetery next to his oldest sister and parents. Funeral services under the care and direction of Didericksen Memorial, Grantsville, Utah.
The family would like to thank all those who have helped care for our Dad over the years. A huge thank you to the staff at Utah Cancer Center of Salt Lake and Tooele and Dr. Chandramouli. Also, The Good Shepard Home Health and Hospice, Shantel, Sonnie and Liz. Although we didn’t have much time together you provided us with much needed love, support and care for our Dad as well as for us and our families.