Paul Buckout ’52
Paul N Buckhout, 92, a resident of Lake Havasu City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, peacefully at his home.
He was born Nov. 16, 1930 to Madelyn and Joe Buckhout in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan.
He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and studied in Mexico for a semester, which was a highlight of his college days. Before completing college, he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox farm team. In December 1952, he was then drafted into the U.S. Army serving as a military policeman until December 1954. He was preceded in death by his parents, and only child, Jerry Edwin Buckhout.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene, of 69 years in Lake Havasu City, a brother and sister-in-law, Bertrand (BJ) and Jean Buckhout, Lake Havasu City, a daughter-in-law, Ginny Buckhout, of Harrison, Arkansas, two grandsons, Trevor and Jessica Buckhout of Harrison, Arkansas, Ryan and Breanna Buckhout of Kansas City, Missouri, four great-grandchildren, Blake currently serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Carson, Colorado, Katie Grace Buckhout, Jerry Buckhout and Isaak Buckhout, of Harrison, nieces, JoEllen and Brent Cornwell of Michigan, and Susie and Rich Gallihugh of Lake Havasu City, Lynette and Glenn Youngblood of Minnesota, Chris and Duane Blum of Iowa, and Denise and Ken Gray of Florida and several other family members and dear friends.
He was a proud member of Elks Lodge #2399 of Lake Havasu City, the American Legion, the Eagles, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He also loved fishing, golfing, restoring wood boats and antique cars, and spent many years enjoying their motorhome, traveling all over the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He will always be remembered as having a smile on his face and saying, “no one was going to ruin his day” and “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”.