Our beloved father, Merrill Paskins, passed away at home on December 3, 2023 at the age of 97.

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He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on October 22, 1926 and lived through the Depression. As soon as he graduated from high school, dad enlisted in the Navy. As a member of the submarine service, he was deployed and saw action in the Pacific Theater. His time in the service, as for many of his generation, was a tremendous source of pride and defined who he was.

Merrill was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and held many church callings throughout his life. He loved his 18 years of service in the Jordan River Temple. He was loved and adored by all who knew him.

He was married for 67 years to his sweetheart, Norma Lambert Paskins, who preceded him in death. Dad took care of our mom during her battle with Alzheimer’s until she died February 16, 2016. Merrill leaves behind his children Steven (Rhondalee) Paskins, Cheryl Paskins, Shauna (Tom) Giles and Russell (Mindi) Paskins. He also has 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, with two more on the way.

Merrill is preceded in death by his wife Norma, his parents George and Anna Paskins, sister Larue (David) Coombs, sister Helen (Verland) Roholt, grandsons Aaron and Bevan Paskins and great granddaughter Kingzlee Robison. He is survived by his sister Joan Ingalls and brother Ron (Linda)

Paskins.

There will be a viewing from 1:00 – 2:00 Saturday, December 9 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 S., Sandy Utah, with a short funeral service after, followed by the dedication of the grave.

The family asks that donations to your favorite charity be made instead of flowers.

Services

Viewing

Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd
Sandy, UT 84020

Funeral Service

Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd
Sandy, UT 84020

Burial

Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd
Sandy, UT 84020

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Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Dec 05, 2023

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On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff and Membership, I offer our condolences to the family of shipmate and WWII Submarine Veteran Merril G. Paskins. We salute and thank Nick for his years of service to his country in our nation’s submarine force. A copy of his obituary will be placed in the file of deceased submariners at our museum. Rest your oars good and faithful servant, we have the watch. You now have the eternal fair winds and following seas you so rightly earned during your time here on earth. God Bless you for your service and may his love and grace comfort all of your family and friends left behind.

Keith F. Post, Executive Director

St. Marys Submarine Museum

102 St. Marys Street West

St. Marys Georgia 31558

Keith F. Post , Saint Marys, GA, US Dec 06, 2023

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff and Membership, I offer our condolences to the family of shipmate and WWII Submarine Veteran Merrill G. Paskins. We salute and thank Nick for his years of service to his country in our nation’s submarine force. A copy of his obituary will be placed in the file of deceased submariners at our museum. Rest your oars good and faithful servant, we have the watch. You now have the eternal fair winds and following seas you so rightly earned during your time here on earth. God Bless you for your service and may his love and grace comfort all of your family and friends left behind.

Keith F. Post, Executive Director

St. Marys Submarine Museum

102 St. Marys Street West

St. Marys Georgia 31558

Keith F. Post , Saint Marys, GA, US Dec 06, 2023

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff and Membership, I offer our condolences to the family of shipmate and WWII Submarine Veteran Merrill G. Paskins. We salute and thank Nick for his years of service to his country in our nation’s submarine force. A copy of his obituary will be placed in the file of deceased submariners at our museum. Rest your oars good and faithful servant, we have the watch. You now have the eternal fair winds and following seas you so rightly earned during your time here on earth. God Bless you for your service and may his love and grace comfort all of your family and friends left behind.

Keith F. Post, Executive Director

St. Marys Submarine Museum

102 St. Marys Street West

St. Marys Georgia 31558

Keith F. Post , Saint Marys, GA, US Dec 06, 2023

Dear family and friends of Merrill,

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans, we offer our sincere condolences at Merrill´s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are always saddened whenever a fellow "Bubblehead" departs on Eternal Patrol. He served with honor on the USS Clamagore SS-343, USS Sperry AS-12, USS Drum SS-228, USS Boarfish SS-327, USS Catfish SS-339 and USS Nereus AS-17.

To our "Brother-of-the-Phin" we say, "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas." Thank you for your service to our country.

To the family... "may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV).

Jim Sandman, FTC(SS) Ret,

National Chaplain, USSVI.

www.jimsandman.com

Jim Sandman , Christiana, TN, US Dec 06, 2023

Dear family and friends of Merrill,

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans, we offer our sincere condolences at Merrill´s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are always saddened whenever a fellow "Bubblehead" departs on Eternal Patrol. He served with honor on the USS Clamagore SS-343, USS Sperry AS-12, USS Drum SS-228, USS Boarfish SS-327, USS Catfish SS-339 and USS Nereus AS-17.

To our "Brother-of-the-Phin" we say, "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas." Thank you for your service to our country.

To the family... "may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV).

Jim Sandman, FTC(SS) Ret,

National Chaplain, USSVI.

www.jimsandman.com

Jim Sandman , Christiana, TN, US Dec 06, 2023

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