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Payson Care Center landscaper John Pauley (above with wife Shawna) was working Saturday when a 71-year-old man with Alzheimer’s from the Valley stumbled upon his work truck and asked for help. The man’s family had been looking for him and police later reunited him safely.

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Storm clouds have been hovering over John Pauley’s life for some time. With his wife having undergone multiple surgeries and possibly facing open-heart surgery, Pauley said things were not looking so great Saturday when he went to work. But something remarkable happened that showed him good things still occur. Pauley helped a missing 71-year-old Alzheimer’s patient be reunited with his family in the Valley. On Saturday morning, Wendell Workman went missing from a home near Eighth Avenue and Country Club Drive in Phoenix. Workman’s family contacted police and put a missing person alert out for his whereabouts, but there were few clues to go on.

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