Allen Swensen

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

2 Responses to “Allen Swensen”

  1. Greg Bailey says:

    I had the privilege of working with Allen for two summers while in high school. He was always very kind and patient with me. I learned so much from his wisdom and experience. He was an honest, hardworking, humble man. My condolences to his family.

  2. Jon Peterson says:

    I used to call him my adopted Grandpa. Allen was the man I could talk to and he would guide me in the right direction all the time. I learned so much. I used to live at his house and I told me stories of his life. He told me one day that the old farm machinery in the back yard was from his younger days. He rarely walked out back, so I put them in the front yard on the side of his room outside so he could see them. He loved the it. I was first to put in a new water line from the back yard water and made it to the front yard. Later that line was developed into a sprinkler system for the front yard. I always loved to help out to keep his yard looking better. I always had help doing it also. I remember still he asked for a case V8 I used to get from Costco for cheap. I learned so maany great adventures in his life as he would tell me him all the time. I remember so many great and wonderful times he thanked me for cleaning up his yard. I remember he always had a smile. I remember the fire he would make before leaving for work would stay hot till the next morning when he came home. There are so many little things that all add just thinking about how much I miss him. Allen used to call me family. My condolences to his true family. His memories of him will always be with me.

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