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 Karl Eldon “Duff” Swain

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Karl Eldon “Duff” Swain

  • Birth 9 Apr 1912 Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, USA
  • Death 12 Jan 2010 Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 46928758

In loving memory of Karl Eldon "Duff" Swain who died, at the age of 97, Jan. 12, 2010 at his home in Vernal Utah.

He was born the sixth son of Enoch Swain and Florence Hatch Swain on April 9, 1912. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Duff married Avvon Elizabeth Robinson on his birthday, April 9, 1934. They had two girls; Kay Yeager, presently residing in Vernal and Sally and Leonard Pretl living in Huntington Beach, Calif. His wife died New Years Day 1975. He is survived by five grandsons, 10 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

He lived in Vernal all his life and was known as a local building contractor. He loved the great outdoors hunting, fishing, and trapshooting, and was elected president of the Vernal Gun Club in 1955.

He also had a private pilot's license, golfed occasionally and was never without a good Chesapeake hunting dog.

Burial was in the Vernal Memorial Park, Saturday, Jan. 16 under the direction of the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

-Vernal Express, January 22, 2010


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  • Created by: Rhonda
  • Added: 21 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46928758
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Karl Eldon “Duff” Swain (9 Apr 1912–12 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46928758, citing Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda (contributor 46869790) .