Obituary for my Father - Claron Edwin Swenson
Surrounded by his family, Claron Edwin Swenson passed away quietly on September 22, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah of Kidney Cancer.
Claron was born August 7, 1941. He, his brother and two sisters were raised by his mother after the passing of his father when Claron was just five years old. His mother's example of hard work and family values served as a guide for his life. Claron grew up on the Avenues and graduated from West High (1960) and the University of Utah (1973). He married Carol Gappmayer, on December, 17 1965 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Claron was well known for the service he provided in all areas of his life, setting an example with his faith and love. He spent eight years serving in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. He served in the South Africa Mission from '62-'64. He was a life-long scouter, sharing with youth and adults his knowledge and passion for the scout law and the outdoors, including 9 years as District Chairman and recipient of the Silver Beaver Award in 2004. He served in various LDS Church callings, including most recently as Branch President of the Arlington Hills Care Center. In his 34 years of service with LDS Church Security he was able to travel the world for and with some of the most wonderful people. With all that he did, the most important people to him were his family.
Claron is preceded in death by his father, Don Edwin Swenson, mother, Lucile Burnhope Swenson, brother-in-law Klaus Guertler, and his oldest son Scott Reed Swenson; he is survived by his wife Carol Gappmayer Swenson, brother Don (Nola) Swenson, sisters; Carole (Lynn) Williams and Bernice Guertler, and his children; David (Pamela) Swenson, Kelly Swenson, Kimberly (Andreas) Mueller, Kristy (Tristan) Moore, Daniel (Sarah) Swenson, Aaron (Jaime) Swenson, Matthew (Cassandra Tucci) Swenson, Kerry (Quentin) McNeil, 10 grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 11:00 am at the LDS ward - 680 East 2nd Avenue. A viewing will be held Wednesday at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple from 6 – 8 pm and 9:45-10:45am prior to the services on Thursday at the LDS ward.
In Lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.
Condolences online: www.larkinmortuary.com