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Obituary for Paul James Francom

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Paul James Francom

December 29, 1978 - September 2, 2013

Paul James Francom, age 34, died on September 2nd, 2013 in Ogden, Utah.  He was born on December 29, 1978 in Ogden, Utah a son of James Paul Francom and Kathleen Farr.  He spent his early childhood years in Utah and Ohio.  At age 10 after his father remarried, Paul moved with his family to Okinawa Japan where he spent the next several years.   He enjoyed wonderful adventures and his many friends of Okinawa.  Paul enjoyed skateboarding, music, and friends.

He returned to Utah to live and held various jobs over the years.  Paul married Crystol Johnson and was blessed with a son Gavin Ty James Francom.  Gavin was the joy of his life.  Paul also loved all his nephews and niece.  After separating from Crystol, he later met Jennifer Saxton and loved being with her and her boys, Clayton and Miles.

Paul had a big heart and was always helpful to others.  Paul was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

He will be so missed by his family and friends.  Paul is survived by his 8 year old son, Gavin, his sweetheart Jenn, his parents James and Merrillee Francom and Dale and Kathy Smith, his siblings Jason (Vanessa),  Mindee, Karl, and Nichole, and by many relatives and friends who love him.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 1100 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary,  836 36th Street in Ogden, Utah.  Burial will be at the Ogden City Cemetery immediately following the service.  Family and Friends are invited to return to the Mortuary following the burial for refreshments and to spend time visiting and sharing fond memories of Paul.  Go with God, Paul.  Online condolences may be made at


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Born: December 29, 1978
Died: September 2, 2013

Condolences for Paul James Francom

Kelly Wynn posted on 9/10/13

Our sympathies to your family.


Kelly Wynn posted on 9/10/13

My entire family extends our sympathies to Paul's family. We also knew him and his family in Okinawa. Rest in peace Paul.


Becky Hall posted on 9/9/13

I met Paul in Okinawa, Japan. We went to Kadena Middle School and Kadena High School together. Throughout the years, we also attended the same LDS church activities. He was a great friend to many; he was always a fun person to be around. I'm so grateful for him. I'm thankful for his life, and that I was (and am) blessed to be his friend. I'm also grateful for the faith in my heart that lets me know he is near, and that I will see him again. --He is SO loved!


The Williams Family posted on 9/7/13

Offering our sincere condolences for your loss. May you find comfort and hope in the Bible's promise, "Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up." --Isaiah 26:19. Please know our loving thoughts embrace you.


Yvette posted on 9/7/13

I am so very sorry for your loss hun. May your heart heal and know that his love is shining down on you and the boys. You two will meet again and the pain will melt away.


Kris Husted posted on 9/6/13

So very sorry to all of you for your loss. Jenn we love you sweet girl this is one time I wish I were still in Utah so I could come to you.Peace be with you. Your old Auntie is only a phone call away if I can help you. Aunt Kris and Uncle Steve


Yvonne posted on 9/6/13

I never knew you Paul, but I see the hurt and sadness in Jenn. So R.I.P. in God's Garden xxx


Jennifer Saxton posted on 9/6/13

I was Paul's sweetheart and this is life shattering, my he rest in peace and go with god, godspeed my love.


Vern posted on 9/6/13

During the many years that I was fortunate enough to know Paul, he has been one of my best friends. Sometimes just stopping by to visit, other times to see if he could lend a hand. We had a couple of fishing trips, he played wheelchair basketball a few times with our team & he was pretty good for a normie. However during all our times together there was never a harsh word, nor a hurt feeling for either of us. I sincerely loved our friendship and cherished our visits. Paul is a wonderful person, will always be on my mind and I am blessed with fond memories of this little brother from another mother. My empathy is being poured out for Gavin, Jennifer & her sons, Paul's immediate family also. My heart also feels pain and sorrow for all of Paul's friends, acquaintances, also Crystol. May all of us find peace in knowing that he goes to prepare a place for us all, hopefully he will scout out a few fishin holes for he and I. RIP Little Brother.