Guy Burrett Swendsen

Guy Burrett Swendsen

Richmond, Cache County, Utah, USA
Death 17 Aug 2012 (aged 99)
Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 95581653 · View Source
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Guy Burrett Swendsen, 99, of Lewiston passed away Aug. 17, at the Logan Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Logan, from causes incident to age.

He was born June 13, 1913, in Richmond, a son of Burrett Peel and Andromeda Detton Swendsen. When Guy was young his father operated the Webster Junction train station. His mother continued to run the train station after his father died when Guy was 5 years old. They continued to live there until his mother remarried. He lived in Lewiston for most of his life, graduating from North Cache High School. During this time he loved boxing and shooting ground squirrels on the family farm.

He married Birdie Hurst in 1936. From this union came two daughters, Bonnie and Lynne. They were later divorced. In 1951, he married Cornelia Ruth Bruderer. She brought two boys into the marriage - Bill and Lorin. To this union was born another son, Calvin.

Living through the Depression taught him many of the skills he would use in his later life. Most of his life was spent being self employed in various businesses such as a sand and gravel business, a garage in Lewiston, and a poultry-processing business. Guy was a charter member of the Lewiston Jaycees. Much later in life, he went back to his roots in running the family farm and raising cattle.

The family always worked together in the businesses and yet always found the time to go hunting and fishing together when the opportunity arose. He especially enjoyed the huge family reunions and the time spent with his extended families. The family took time to train and race sled dogs. He was a charter member of the Kanganark dog sledding club.

Guy was a faithful member of the LDS Church and his favorite assignments were Elders Quorum presidency and High Priest secretary. He was an avid home teacher until his health wouldn't let him get around. He held a special bond with the young men of his ward before they left on their missions. He wanted them to know of his deeply held testimony.

He was preceded in death by two children; two sisters, Beatrice Bell and Eleanor Clay Bach; a granddaughter, Jodi Lynne LaRose; and daughter-in-law Jana Hess Hicks. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Cornelia Ruth; brother William D. Pond of Preston; two daughters, Bonnie (Will) Smith of Columbia Falls, Mont., and Lynne (Larry) Dynes of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Bill Hicks of Logan, Utah, Lorin (Kathy) Lane of Fairview, Idaho, and Calvin (Janice) Swendsen of Richmond, Utah. Guy and Ruth are blessed with 25 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Lewiston 3rd Ward church on Main Street and Center Street in Lewiston. Viewings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service at the Lewiston 3rd Ward church. Interment will be in the Lewiston Cemetery.

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Published in Logan Herald Journal from August 19 to September 2, 2012

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