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John Lloyd Paulsell, 80, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his home in Holbrook. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 2, at the Owens Livingston Mortuary-Holbrook Chapel, located at 409 N. First Ave., with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Entombment will be held in the Holbrook Cemetery immediately following the services.
John was born on his family ranch in Holbrook to Lloyd and Betty (Barton) Paulsell on Sept. 22, 1931.
A true working cowboy, he spent most of his life raising cattle and working on his family ranch. His father, Lloyd, was the cattle inspector for many years in Navajo County and John was always willing to step in and work the ranch in his father’s absence.
Following his time spent on the ranch John decided that he would like to have a change of pace, and owned and operated the West End Liquor store and J&J Trading Post in Holbrook for many years.
He attended and graduated from Holbrook High School, and then moved on to pursue a higher education at Arizona State University. An avid sports fan, he loved following the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Phoenix Suns, a passion he shared with his loving wife, Susie. He and Susie were avid gamblers and made many trips to Las Vegas, where they enjoyed spending time together.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Susie Paulsell of Holbrook; his daughter, Patricia H. Whatton (Lee) of Scottsdale; his son, John Calvin Paulsell (Whitney) of Winslow; seven step-children; two sisters, Louise Morgan of Las Vegas, Nev., and Della Dickerson (Richard) of Colorado; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Jesse Paulsell; a sister, Leona Eaton; and a brother-in-law, Harold Eaton.