William Mirl Swapp

William Mirl Swapp

Birth
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 13 Mar 1994 (aged 75)
Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 109648 · View Source
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William Mirl Swapp, 75, passed away in the Logan Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 13, 1994 after a long and brave battle with cancer.

Bill was born March 1, 1919 in Provo, Utah to William J. Swapp and Prescilla Little Swapp. He received his early education in Provo, Alton, Utah and California. He attended high school in St. George and graduated from Dixie Jr. College there in 1942 where he served as student body president his senior year.

While attending college, he obtained his private pilots license, his commercial and instructors rating. He joined the Air Corps and served his time in World War II as a flight instructor. After the war, Bill returned to his family ranch in Southern Utah and worked with his father and brother in the sheep business until 1957 at which time he moved to Logan, Utah and graduated from USU with a bachelor and masters degree in education. He taught at Logan High for two years then in the Cache County School District until he retired in 1983.

Bill met his wife Vivian Price, during his high school days at Dixie and they were married in the St. George Temple on October 10, 1942. In 1986, he and his wife were called to serve in the Arizona Phoenix Mission for the LDS Church and served on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

Bill has accepted several callings in his church. He has served as counselor in two bishoprics, taught in Primary, filled home teaching assignments and at the time of his death he was serving as Sunday School president in the Washington 11th Winter Branch.

Bill is survived by his wife, Vivian; a sister, Verl Carson, Logan; a brother, Garn and his wife, Ila Mae, Glendale, Utah; a foster daughter, Francena and her husband, Eddie Sandoval, Cortez, Colorado; three foster grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Barker, preceded him in death as well as his parents.

Bill was also fortunate in that he has very special nieces and nephews that are as close and caring as sons and daughters. Bill loved flying, boating on Lake Powell, gardening and visiting with family and friends. Mrs. Swapp extends a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kerry Pulver for his kindness and caring and to his nurses and secretaries, Nancy Bennett, Kelly Howell, Billie Clement, Jo Russell, Lee Labrum and to the great nurses at Logan Regional Hospital.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 16, 1994 at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 East 400 North, Logan. Funeral services will be held that evening at the Nelson Funeral Home. Services will also he held in St. George, Utah on Friday, March 18, 1994 in the Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd. Friends may call in St. George from 10 a.m. until services. Burial will be in St. George.

Published in the Deseret News on Monday, March 14 1994


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  • Maintained by: Max Turpin
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 1 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 109648
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Mirl Swapp (1 Mar 1919–13 Mar 1994), Find a Grave Memorial no. 109648, citing Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Max Turpin (contributor 46863402) .