January 10, 2012
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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Search called off for Mesa man after local landscaper finds him unscathed
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.