03/31/1933 – 03/02/2012
Allen James Swensen passed away on March 2 after suffering a devastating stroke. He joined his wife Pat just in time to celebrate their 31st anniversary. Allen was a kind and generous man, loved by all who knew him. He was born in Fountain Green in 1933 and was raised in Freedom and Moroni. He graduated from Moroni High School in 1951 and promptly joined the United States Air Force. In the ensuing decades he farmed, worked, married and divorced plus served his country for over eight years. He toured through the Korean and Vietnam wars before receiving an honorable discharge and papers stating that he is one of very few who are extremely exemplary serviceman. After he left the Air Force he returned to Sanpete County and began raising cattle and farming.
It was here, in Moroni, that he met and married Patricia Leip in 1980. They were eternally sealed together in the Manti LDS temple in 2004. They were proud members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, and survived by his sister Louise Pierce (Garry), sister LaRue Coats, his son Jeff Swensen (Tonya), daughter Jonnie Brewer (Jude), and daughter Kimberly Mulder (Devistian). He leaves behind 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren (with 2 more on the way).
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10th. Public viewing will begin at 11:00 am in the Moroni Stake Center with funeral services beginning at 1:00 pm. The Moroni 1st ward will be providing a luncheon afterwards. Interment in the Moroni Cemetery with Military Rites. Online condolences are available at www.rasmussenmortuary.com