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 Mack F. Swain

Mack F. Swain

Birth
Daniel, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Death 27 Sep 2012 (aged 86)
Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 98052404 · View Source
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Early Life: Mack was born August 21, 1926, in Daniel, Utah, to Joseph F. and Lacy Watson Swain, the youngest of seven children. His father passed away when he was a teenager and Mack worked two jobs to support the family. As a senior at Provo High School, he was one of the few young men selected into the Naval Aviation Pilot (NAP) program, providing him a commission in the United States Navy and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Life’s Work | Service: Mack was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946. On August 27, 1947, he married his high school sweetheart, LaRie Kay, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married 65 years and have three daughters, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mack built their first home in Edgemont. They moved to Orem where he worked for Geneva Steel for over 30 years, becoming General Superintendent of Central Maintenance. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mack was dearly loved by his ward family. A master craftsman and handyman, he could build or fix anything. He loved doing all kinds of projects in his basement woodshop, including furniture and rocking horses. He loved to solve problems and was so good at it. He never procrastinated and was a model of self-reliance and hard work. He loved his country. He loved to golf, work in his yard, and watch BYU sports and the Utah Jazz. But more than anything, he loved his family. His children and grandchildren have been coming to Granny and Grandpa's house in Orem for over 50 years. Mack is a man whose promises have all been fulfilled, a man who died happy with his life, his family and God, aging gracefully and leaving this world the way he had always wanted. Mack F. Swain, wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep September 27, 2012, of natural causes.
Survived By: His wife, LaRie; sister Mima Daniels. He is so proud of his daughters and the men they married: Karla (Douglas) Jenkins, Connie (Michael) Stratton, and Jolene (Joe) Swenson; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
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Services: Sunset Heights 2nd Ward
Burial: East Lawn Memorial Hills
Original Obituary Published By:
© Daily Herald | Provo, Utah | 1 Oct 2012
Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley


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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 1 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98052404
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mack F. Swain (21 Aug 1926–27 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98052404, citing East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .