John Allan Swenson, 68, from Springville passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013, after a heroic battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. He was born August 6, 1944 in Payson, Utah to John Lewis and Verlaine Beardall Swenson. He married Alice Edith Hill on August 18, 1967 in the Manti LDS temple. They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this past summer.
Allan graduated from Springville High School, served in the Army Reserves and graduated from BYU with a BA in History. He worked as an Insurance Claims Adjuster for 35 years until he retired. He loved to fish, camp and spend time outdoors with his family and friends. He was a dedicated and loyal BYU fan and was a member of the Cougar Club for over 45 years. He was a member of the LDS church and served a mission to Sydney Australia in 1963. He served in many callings for the church such as Bishoprics, Stake Presidencies, Scouts, High Priests and Home Teacher. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Allan is survived by his father John; 2 brothers: Gary (Brenda) of Pleasant Grove and Hal (Kathy) of Boise Idaho; his wife Alice; and his three children: Heather (Tony) of Logan, Melissa (Chris) of Boise, Idaho, and Steven (Laura) of Fort Collins, Colorado; and 7 grandchildren: Jeremy, Stormy, Dominic, Jonah, Chase, Rachel and Allan. He was preceded in death by his mother Verlaine and his brother Randy.
The Swenson family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, hospice workers, ward members, neighbors, family and friends that have been such a great help and support over the past year.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 11th at 11:30 am in the Hobble Creek 14th Ward, 950 South 1700 East, Springville, UT. Viewings will also be held at the church on Sunday, February 10th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and prior to services on Monday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Interment in Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
Funeral Directors: Utah Valley Mortuary.