Henry Paul Bluhm

4/27/1930 ~ 12/26/2017

BluhmHPaulHenry Paul Bluhm passed away December 26, 2017 following a courageous battle with complications of infection and pneumonia at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, California. He was 87 years old.
Henry (or Paul as he liked to be called) was born in Ajo Arizona to Erma (Johnson) Bluhm Carlston and Henry Daniels Bluhm. Paul was very young when his father passed away and Paul then quickly learned how to work on the family farm in Fairview UT. In the summer months he loved to hike up into the Wasatch Mountains near his home, and to spend time in Moroni with his grandmother Johanna that he loved. Paul served in the Spanish American mission. He later joined the Army and during the Korean War served in Germany in the CIC. He later attended Snow College and BYU for a short time, and then U of U, where he received his Bachelor’s in Language. He also received an award for his writing. He often wrote artful prose, later becoming a technical writer. Paul was proficient in many languages. He met his beautiful wife Gloria Recarte through mutual friends and they were soon married in the Salt Lake Temple. They had three children: Paul Joseph, Johanna and Michael. The latter has passed on.
In the 1960’s Paul and his family lived in Uruguay where he helped establish schools through the US Aid program, and served as an instructor to children of ambassadors and foreign dignitaries. Upon his return to the US Paul and his family chose to live in California where he worked for McDonnell Douglas and later Hughes Aircraft. He also served as Assistant Director for the Buena Park Library. In his later years he returned to teaching and inspired many young minds with the vision that they could learn and achieve.
Paul spent almost 8 years taking care of his wife when she was ill. He was a wonderful, kind father and all who knew him loved him and regarded him as a true gentleman. He will be greatly missed. Paul has four grandchildren. Melody, Veronica and Sterling residing in California, children of Gordon and Johanna Eliason and a grandson William, son of Paul Joseph and Jodi Bluhm residing in Texas. His surviving brothers include Lee Carlston, Gary Carlston, Michael Carlston and Alan Carlston. His brother Duane Bluhm and sisters Miriam Carlston Corporon Murphy and Judy Carlston Belliston have also passed.
Visitation will be held on January 6 from 11:45-12:45 with services to follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Moroni Stake Center, 82 North Center Street Interment to follow at the Moroni City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Mortuary.

One Response to “Henry Paul Bluhm”

  1. Tom and Julie Obenchain says:


    We never New you Brother, it is obvious that he was an amazing man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.