Alphabetical Alumni
Swensen, Albert Donald

Swensen, Albert Donald
Provo, Utah US

Ab and Jennie Swensen

Class of 1933. Albert Swensen. He served as BYH Student Body President, 1932-1933. He played on the basketball team during his school years. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY: Albert Donald Swensen, age 86, passed away at his home in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 from causes incident to age. He was born May 28, 1915 in Provo, Utah to John C. and Margaret Davis Swensen. He first married Jennie Romney on June 15, 1937. Together they are the parents of six children: Marilyn (Ted) Hess, missionaries in Samoa; A. John Swensen of Sandy; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen of Hyde Park; Margaret Swensen (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville; and Kathryn Swensen (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara. Jennie preceded him in death in 1980. He second married Marjorie Hanseen on July 1, 1983. She brought to the family her four children: Craig Seegmiller (deceased) and his wife Judy, Salt Lake City; Cary Seegmiller, Provo; Mary Haymond, Orem; and Patricia (George) Burton, Orem. Ab Swensen was a professor of Chemistry at Brigham Young University from 1947 until he retired in 1980. He was a gifted teacher and received numerous awards and recognition including the Karl G. Maeser Award for Teaching Excellence during his tenure at B.Y.U. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in various positions including two tenures as bishop. He and his wife, Marjorie, served in the Vienna Austria Mission from 1984-86. They also gave devoted service in the Provo Temple. However, Ab's greatest service given throughout his life was evident in his sense of humor and his ability to love, accept, and encourage all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, nine children, 41 grandchildren, and 40 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Richard D. (Arleen) Swensen of Orem and Joseph C. Swensen of Booth Bay Harbor, Maine. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 in Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Tuesday, October 9, 2001.] ~ ~ ~ ~ His family: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. They have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi, Utah; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents are John C. Swensen (Swenson), born February 4, 1869 [BYA High School 1888, BYA Collegiate 1900], married Margaret Davies (Davis) Swensen. John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. John and Margaret had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1917?], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell.

Swensen, Donald G.

Swensen, Donald G.
Sandy, Utah US

Don and Louise Swensen

Class of 1957. Don G. Swensen (twin). Debate Region, Chess Club, Library Staff, Wildcat Yearbook Layout Editor, Seminary Play, Model U.N., Exchange Assembly, State Capitol Art Award, School Art Award, Soph Ball Committee, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Graduation Committee. [Listed in 1957 Wildcat yearbook under both Swensen and Swenson - Swensen is correct.] BYU BS Microbiology 1964. He is a twin of A. John Swensen, also BYH Class of 1957. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. They have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Donald G. Swensen unexpectedly returned to Heavenly Father on August 18th, 2010. His adventurous spirit, creative soul, peacemaking heart, and legacy of laughter are gifts he generously shared with his loved ones every day of his journey on the earth. Don was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Albert D. and Jennie Romney Swensen. He spent his boyhood in Washington, D.C. and later in Provo where he graduated from BY High in 1957. He and his twin brother John had an older sister, a younger brother, and two younger sisters. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission in Australia from 1959-1961. Following his mission, he earned a B.S. in Bacteriology (Microbiology) with a minor in Chemistry from BYU, where his father and grandfather both taught. His career as a medical technologist took him to Los Angeles and then back to Utah where he worked for Holy Cross Hospital, Primary Children's Medical Center, Utah Valley Medical Center, and Alta View Hospital. He had many close friends among his colleagues. He was sealed to his beloved wife Louise Esplin in the Salt Lake Temple on March 1, 1982. He was an affectionate husband who adored being a father to Jennie and Scott. He devoted all his spare time to nurturing and supporting them unconditionally, settling his last 20 years in Sandy. Don retired six years ago and took the opportunity to pursue some of his other passions. He loved to paint, play handyman around the house, care for his yard, and travel the world from Jerusalem to Europe. At church he particularly enjoyed serving in the Primary. Don is survived by his wife, Louise; daughter, Jennie; son, Scott Donald; sister, Marilyn Hess (Ted); twin brother John; brother, Philip (Dana); and sister Margaret Lifferth (Dennis). He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Kathryn Graf (Paul). A viewing will be held on Monday, August 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 So. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 24th at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Sandy Utah Alta View Stake Center located at 1850 East 8600 South. Online condolences at www.larkincares.com Memorial donations in his honor may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund at www.pef.lds.org or sent to 50 East North Temple Street, Room 1521, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. [Provo Daily Herald, Monday, August 23, 2010.]

Swensen, Eliza Johanne [Swenson,]

Swensen, Eliza Johanne [Swenson,]

Eliza Swensen

BY Academy High School Normal Class of 1891. Eliza Swenson (Swensen). Received a Normal Diploma on May 21, 1891. Source: Graduation Program of the Normal Class of 1891. Confirmed: BYU Special Collections UA 1008. ~ ~ ~ ~ Eliza Johanne Swensen was born July 7, 1871 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Her parents were Knud (Canute) Svendsen and Johanne Maire Pedersen. Eliza died on September 17, 1931. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents were: Father: Knud (Canute) Svendsen, born April 11, 1827 in Veibye, Hjorring, Denmark, died on March 14, 1902 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Mother: Johanne Maire Pedersen, born September 13, 1833 in Sevenolstrup, Viborg, Denmark, died on May 7, 1880 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. They married on June 24, 1860 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. They had eight children: ~ ~ 1. Annie Swensen, born April 8, 1861 in Pleasant Grove, died February 21, 1920 in Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 2. Marie Swensen, born November 8, 1863 in Pleasant Grove, died on November 18, 1865 in Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 3. Swen Larsen Swensen, born February 17, 1865 in Pleasant Grove, died June 12, 1936 in Oakland, California. Interment, Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 4. Mary Mette Swensen [BYA Collegiate Diploma 1891], born January 14, 1867 in Pleasant Grove, died April 2, 1959 in Monticello, Utah. Interment, Ogden, Utah. ~ ~ 5. John Canute Swensen [BYA High School 1888; BYA Collegiate Diploma 1900], born February 4, 1869 in Pleasant Grove, died August 30, 1953 in Provo, Utah. ~ ~ 6. Eliza Johanne Swensen [BYA Collegiate Diploma 1891], born July 7, 1871 in Pleasant Grove, died September 17, 1931. ~ ~ 7. Hanson P. Swensen, born October 1, 1873 in Pleasant Grove, died as an infant on October 5, 1873 in Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 8. Caroline Christine Swensen, born November 8, 1874 in Pleasant Grove, died as an infant on December 3, 1874 in Pleasant Grove.

Swensen, John  [A. John] (1957)

Swensen, John [A. John] (1957)
3174 North 880 East
Lehi, Utah 84043 US

John Swensen
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Class of 1957. A. John Swensen (twin) [not Swenson]. Art Manager, Chess Club, Yld Cat Newspaper Art Editor, Band, Chorus, Model U.N., Seminary Play, Exchange Assembly, Soph Ball Committee, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Utah County Art Contest 2nd Prize, School Art Award, Graduation Committee. Retired in July 2001 after teaching for 25 years for the Dept. of Defense Dependents Schools in Heidelberg, Bamberg, and Stuttgart, Germany. He is a twin of Don Swensen, also BYH Class of 1957. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. They have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ John is a member of the 50th Year Reunion committee of the Class of 1957. @2010

Swensen, John Canute (1888; 89; F&S)

Swensen, John Canute (1888; 89; F&S)
Provo, Utah US

John and Margaret Swensen

BY Academy High School Class of 1888, 1889, and Collegiate Class of 1900. John Swenson (Swensen) received a Diploma: Physiology & Hygiene, Rhetoric. Source: Deseret Evening News, May 28, 1888. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1889. John Swenson (sic) received a Certificate in Rhetoric. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 28, 1889. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. J. C. Swensen received a Diploma: Bachelor of Didactics (B. D.). Source: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. John C. Swensen, Economics & Sociology teacher, 1898-1941. ~ ~ ~ ~ John Canute Swensen was born February 4, 1869 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. His parents: Knud (Canute) Svendsen and Johanne Maire Pedersen. John C. Swensen married Margaret Ellen Davies (Davies in Wales, Davis in America) on June 21, 1899 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had ten children, all of whom attended Brigham Young High School. He died on August 30, 1953 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. John and Margaret had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1917?], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents were: Father: Knud (Canute) Svendsen, born April 11, 1827 in Veibye, Hjorring, Denmark, died on March 14, 1902 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Mother: Johanne Maire Pedersen, born September 13, 1833 in Sevenolstrup, Viborg, Denmark, died on May 7, 1880 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. They married on June 24, 1860 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. They had eight children: ~ ~ 1. Annie Swensen, born April 8, 1861 in Pleasant Grove, died February 21, 1920 in Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 2. Marie Swensen, born November 8, 1863 in Pleasant Grove, died on November 18, 1865 in Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 3. Swen Larsen Swensen, born February 17, 1865 in Pleasant Grove, died June 12, 1936 in Oakland, California. Interment, Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 4. Mary Mette Swensen [BYA Collegiate Diploma 1891], born January 14, 1867 in Pleasant Grove, died April 2, 1959 in Monticello, Utah. Interment, Ogden, Utah. ~ ~ 5. John Canute Swensen [BYA High School 1888; BYA Collegiate Diploma 1900], born February 4, 1869 in Pleasant Grove, died August 30, 1953 in Provo, Utah. ~ ~ 6. Eliza Johanne Swensen [BYA Collegiate Diploma 1891], born July 7, 1871 in Pleasant Grove, died September 17, 1931. ~ ~ 7. Hanson P. Swensen, born October 1, 1873 in Pleasant Grove, died as an infant on October 5, 1873 in Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 8. Caroline Christine Swensen, born November 8, 1874 in Pleasant Grove, died as an infant on December 3, 1874 in Pleasant Grove.

Swensen, Joseph Cadwallader [Swenson,]

Swensen, Joseph Cadwallader [Swenson,]
Boothbay Harbor, Maine US

Joe and Verna Swensen

Class of 1931. Joseph Swenson [actually Swensen]. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 28, 1931. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, Tuesday, May 26, 1931. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joe Swensen played a guard on the 1930-1931 basketball team, and was the captain of the team. ~ ~ ~ ~ He was born June 15, 1913. He married Verna Harding. Joseph C. Swensen died on May 9, 2005. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents were John C. Swensen (Swenson), born February 4, 1869 [BYA High School 1888, BYA Collegiate 1900], married Margaret Davies (Davis) Swensen. John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. Joe's parents, John and Margaret Swenson/Swensen, had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1917?], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards [BYH Class of 1931]. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell.

Swensen, Kathryn

Swensen, Kathryn
Santa Clara, Utah US

Kathy and Paul Graf

Class of 1969. Kathryn Swensen. A Cappella Choir, Pep Club Vice President, Hi-Steppers, Senior High Honor Society, Miss Merry Christmas Attendant, BYU BS Education 1974. Married Paul F. Graf. Five children. [1968 Wildcat yearbook incorrectly spells name Swenson]. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. Her parents have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi, Utah; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy, Utah; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: St. George, Utah - Kathryn Swensen Graf, age 59, passed away April 16, 2010, in St. George, Utah. She was born April 11, 1951 to Albert Donald Swensen and Jennie Romney Swensen. She married Paul Fenwick Graf in the Salt Lake City Utah Temple on August 13, 1976. Kathy was born and raised in Provo, Utah. She attended Wasatch Elementary, BY High and after BY High closed in 1968, graduated from Provo High School in 1969. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a teaching certificate. She was a BYU folk dancer and toured Europe with them. She taught Kindergarten and First Grade at Maeser Elementary School in Provo, Utah. When her first child was born she retired from school teaching and became a full-time mother and homemaker. She has been engaged in that capacity ever since. She created in her home a place of peace and refuge and all who entered enjoyed the feeling. Her children and husband know they are loved and cared for. She supported her husband in all his endeavors. She was a gracious hostess. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and has served in many capacities. She served in the ward as Junior Sunday School Coordinator, Primary teacher and counselor in the presidency, Young Women's President, counselor and advisor, Relief Society President and counselor, and in the stake as a counselor in both the Stake Primary Presidency and Stake Relief Society Presidency. She was a family history consultant. She served on scout committees, as a unit commissioner, and was Woodbadge trained. She attended many recitals, ball games, performances and girls camps. She bottled her own fruit, made excellent blackberry and strawberry jam, sewed, crocheted, quilted, enjoyed being at the temple and working there, organized her family history, located and organized many old family photos, always had a subtle sense of humor about life and her part in it, enjoyed fresh cut flowers in her home, welcomed her children's friends into her home and always kept the refrigerator full to feed them, and was always reading a good book, looked forward to outings with her sisters and friends whom she loved and cherished. Her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ is reflected in her family and dedicated life of service. She is survived by her husband, Paul Fenwick Graf of Santa Clara; children: Marianne Graf of Salt Lake City, Utah; Jennie Graf (Cory) Tanner of Lambertville, New Jersey; John F. Graf of Santa Clara, Utah, Brian R. (Ann) Graf of Orem, Utah, Rebecca Graf of Provo, Utah, and grandson, Jacob Tanner; she is also survived by her stepmother, Marjorie Swensen of Provo, Utah, and siblings, Marilyn (Ted) Hess of Nampa, Idaho, Donald (Louise) Swensen, of Sandy, Utah, John Swensen of Lehi, Utah, Philip (Dana) Swensen of Hyde Park, Utah, Margaret Swensen(Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert Donald Swensen and Jennie Romney Swensen, and her sister in law, Markay Bruggeman Swensen. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Clara LDS Stake Center, 1706 Desert Dawn Dr., Santa Clara, Utah. Visitations will be held Tuesday, April 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah and on Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center, prior to services. Interment will be at the Santa Clara City Cemetery. Arrangements, Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221, website at www.metcalfmortuary.com [Provo Daily Herald, Monday, April 19, 2010.]

Swensen, Louise [Swenson,]

Swensen, Louise [Swenson,]

Louise and Jay Tolman

Class of 1927 & Class of 1928. Louise Swensen. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. She, along with Mary Holbrook, wrote the class song. Source 1: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1927. Louise Swenson is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ She was born on May 24, 1910. She married Jay Tolman. She died on October 5, 1992. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents are John C. Swensen (Swenson), born February 4, 1869 [BYA High School 1888, BYA Collegiate 1900], married Margaret Davies (Davis) Swensen. John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. John and Margaret had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1917?], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell.

Swensen, Lyman Kanute [Knud]

Swensen, Lyman Kanute [Knud]
of Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Lyman and Loretta Swensen

Class of 1911. Normal School [Teacher Prep]. Wears an unsophisticated smile, but it is not a true indicator of his nature. A loyal class member and a rustler. "A firey" but respectable gentleman,/ Whom no one can rebuke:/ A lover with constancy most grand,/ Whom leap year will crown as "Duke." ~ ~ ~ ~ Lyman Kanute (or Knud) Swensen was born on October 23, 1892 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. His parents were Knud (Canute) Svendsen and Anne Maria Hansen Svendsen. He married twice: First, Milo Abercrombie in about 1920 (divorced); and second, Loretta Brunner on April 18, 1929. He died in November 1942.

Swensen, Margaret (1965)
50 West Jersey Circle
Centerville, Utah 84014-1100 US

Margie and Dennis Lifferth
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Class of 1965. Margie Swensen. Varsity Cheerleader. Pep Club, Hi-Steppers, F.H.A., Ski Club Vice President, Chorus, Wildcat Yearbook Staff, Seminary 4 years, Junior Varsity Cheerleader, Model U.N., Seminary Secretary. BYU-Hawaii 1968. BYU BA English 1969. Married Dennis Lifferth. News: My life has been turned upside-down because of a new calling. I have been assigned to attend the Philmont Scout Meeting in New Mexico. I have six children married and many grandchildren. My husband, Dennis, is still working full time and plans retirement in another five years. He also serves as gardener, main chef on the grill, and Stake Patriarch. This decade of my life (50s) has been my favorite so far -- healthy, happy and enjoying family. All of that has come to a screeching halt since my call as first counselor in the General Primary Presidency in April. I am now on a steep learning curve. It is both a privilege and a sacrifice to serve. If my best is good enough, then I can succeed. My top ten memories of BY High include: 1. The smell of tuna sandwiches in my locker, and warm lunch hours visiting on the lawn. 2. Winning the state championship in basketball when we were in ninth grade. 3. Junior Prom and "Elsha 1776" cologne. 4. Matinee dances in the Arts Building before they built the carrells there. 5. The carrells and passing notes -- and lots of other things -- during Algebra. 6. Football games in the brand new BYU stadium. Our whole school took up a couples of rows in the stands, but we cheered loudly, and once in a while we even won the game. 7. Working on the yearbook with Reed Smoot and Mr. Garside. 8. Making cheerleading posters up on the top floor of the Education Building with Kris, Shirlee, and Colleen. 9. Friday nights at Heaps. 10. Mrs. Julia Caine, Mrs. Anna B. Hart, Mr. Grant Bendixsen, Mr. Louis Chatterley, Coach Courtney Leishman, Mrs. Idell Thurston in the office, and all the other teachers and staff whose hard work and friendly ways continue to influence me even today. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. They have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi, Utah; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara, Utah.

Swensen, Margaret [Swenson,] (1923; F&S)

Swensen, Margaret [Swenson,] (1923; F&S)
Provo, Utah US

Margaret and James Jacobs

Class of 1923. Margaret Swenson (Swensen). Source: 1923 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1926. Margaret Swenson [Jacobs]. She received a BS Degree in Home Economics in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 304. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1933. Margaret Swenson. She received a BS Degree in Elementary Teaching in 1933. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 358. [There is a possibility that this might be a second person named Margaret Swenson.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Margaret Swensen was a Domestic Science (Home Economics) teacher in the 1932-1933, 1933-1934, 1934-1935 school years, also 1952-1953, 1953-54, 1954-1955, and perhaps additional years. She taught Advanced Cooking & Sewing, Health, & Homeliving. [Her name is spelled SWENSON in the 1929 Banyan yearbook and in the 1935 Wildcat yearbook.] She married James L. Jacobs. They are the parents of Alberta Jacobs, BYH Class of 1956. ~ ~ ~ ~ Margaret Swensen was born on May 29, 1906 in Provo, Utah. Her parents are John C. Swensen and Margaret Davis Swensen. Margaret Swensen Jacobs died on January 30, 1987 in Ogden, Utah. Interment, Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents are John C. Swensen (Swenson), born February 4, 1869 [BYA High School 1888, BYA Collegiate 1900], married Margaret Davies (Davis) Swensen. John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. John and Margaret had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1917?], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell.

Swensen, Marilyn

Swensen, Marilyn
Nampa, Idaho US

Marilyn and Ted Hess

Class of 1956. Marilyn Swensen. Student Body Secretary. Debate Region, Debate State, Childrens Theater, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Thespians, Chorus, Girls State, I Speak for Democracy, Model U.N., Regional Student Council Secretary, Junior Prom Committee. [In the 1956 Wildcat yearbook, her name is spelled both Swenson and Swensen -- Swensen is correct.] Married Edward Hess. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. They have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi, Utah; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ I remember my high school days with fondness ... the friends, activities, teachers, etc. Who could forget Julia Caine's history class, Fred Webb's choruses, Mr. Allman's science classes, and on and on. Dean Madsen and I debated together and took fourth place in the State Debate Tournament one year! After graduation, I went on to BYU where I majored in Social Work. After I married and raised five children, I used this training to work for the Nampa School District in the "Teen Parenting" program. Then in 1978, I married Edward "Ted" Hess. We 'blended' our nine children and moved to Nampa, Idaho. There was "never a dull moment" during this period of our lives. We had five children who married in one year! As we became "empty nesters," we decided that it was time to fulfill one of our lifelong goals ... to fill a mission. We were called to the Samoa-Apia Mission. Doug Sampson's father was president of this mission many years ago. We loved the people and our time spent there. I served as the Mission Secretary and Ted served as President Pe'a's assistant. We are now both currently involved in Family History. Ted is serving as the Area Director and I serve one afternoon a week at the Family History Center, along with serving as the First Counselor in the Stake Relief Society Presidency. We have thirty-one wonderful grandchildren ... and find that life is great and fulfilling. @2006 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Marilyn Swensen Hess, 19382017. Marilyn Swensen Hess passed away surrounded by her loving children on May 21, 2017. She courageously endured a lingering and degenerative physical condition that left her unable to do most of the things she loved during the last few years of her life and yet she was never heard to complain. Marilyn was the oldest of six children and was born on June 1, 1938 to Albert D. Swensen and Jennie Romney Swensen in Provo, Utah. She lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Washington, DC as a young child. Then when she was nine years old the family moved back home and settled in Provo, where she attended junior high and high school. During those years, she was very involved in student government, debate, theater, and various other clubs and committees. Marilyn graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1956. In 1958 Marilyn married G. David McKell, Jr. with whom she had five children: Mark, Scott, Anne, John, and Kristen. They were later divorced. On April 20, 1978 Marilyn married Edward M. Hess with whom she created and shared a very happy life for more than 35 years until his passing in July of 2013. From 1978 until 2014 Marilyn lived in Nampa, Idaho where she was deeply involved in raising her children and supporting them in their various church, school, and extracurricular activities. She served faithfully and diligently in many different leadership positions at church. Marilyn was a wonderful art teacher and she also used her degree in social work to assist young unwed mothers during the early and challenging stages of motherhood. Her greatest joy and passion, by far, was her family. She did all she could to provide a home that was warm and welcoming and to make the lives of her husband and children comfortable and happy. She also loved to travel and took many trips to Europe with Ted where they developed and shared a love for the beauties of that continent. Her life was spent in the service of others. After retirement, Marilyn served a full-time mission with her husband to the island nation of Samoa for 18 months, and there cultivated a great love for the people and their culture. She was preceded in death by her husband, her father and mother, and two of her younger siblings. She is survived by her five children and their spouses (Mark & Lisa, Scott & Tonya, Anne & Todd Bailey, John & Wendy, Kristen & John Strong), four step-children (Mike & Teresa Hess, Greg & Lorena Hess, Johnna & Lars Nelson, Garrison & Christina Hess), 33 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, all of whom love her and will miss her immensely. A viewing/celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 N. in Orem. She will be laid to rest at the Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa, Idaho. Condolences may be sent to www.WalkerSanderson.com [Provo Daily Herald, May 23, 2017]

Swensen, Philip Romney
256 North 1000 East
Hyde Park, Utah 84318 US

Phil Swensen
  • Work: (435) 563-5294

Class of 1962. Phil Swensen. Senior Class President. Basketball, Track, Baseball, Y Club, Forensics, Chorus, Seminary Graduate, Honor Society, Boys State, Junior Class Social Chair, Preferred Man 1st Attendant, Science Service Award, Citizenship Award, BYU Scholarship. BYU BS Physics and Astronomy 1968. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. They have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi, Utah; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graff of Santa Clara, Utah. @2007

Swensen, Richard Davis

Swensen, Richard Davis
Orem, Utah US

Dick and Arleen Swensen

Class of 1936. Dick Swenson. [Spelled both Swenson and Swensen in 1935 and 1936 Wildcat yearbooks -- Swensen is correct]. Source: 1936 BYH Wildcat yearbook. ~ ~ ~ ~ He was born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents are John C. Swensen (Swenson), born February 4, 1869 [BYA High School 1888, BYA Collegiate 1900], married Margaret Davies (Davis) Swensen. John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. John and Margaret had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1917?], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Richard Davis Swensen passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2007, at the Alpine Valley Care Center in Pleasant Grove. Richard was born on July 7, 1919 in Provo to John C. and Margaret Davis Swensen. He was the youngest of their ten children. Dick's family had a big impact on his early life and he greatly admired his parents and each of his brothers and sisters. He attended school at the BYU Training School [graduating from Brigham Young High School in 1936] and spent summers at the Aspen Grove summer school, where his father taught. Dick enrolled at Brigham Young University in the fall of 1936 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting in June of 1940. While attending BYU, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in the 145th Field Artillery Unit. He later served as a second lieutenant in the Army Medical Administrative Corps in World War II in the European Theater. After the war, he returned home to Provo and accepted a job with the War Assets Administration in Salt Lake City. It was during this time that he met Arleen Stowell, the love of his life. They were married on March 15, 1949 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Dick and Arleen made their first home in Richfield and later moved to Provo, where Dick was employed from 1951 until 1983 by U.S. Steel, initially at Ironton and later at Geneva. He certified as a CPA in 1954. Dick was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various church positions, including financial clerk for several bishops, high counselor, and temple worker. Throughout his life, Dick enjoyed being in the outdoors, playing tennis, and spending time with his family. He loved to take road trips and especially enjoyed exploring out-of-the-way places and points of interest in rural Utah. He was an avid fan of BYU athletics. Those who knew him remember his quiet manner, generous spirit, and wry sense of humor. Richard is survived by his wife, Arleen, their five children: Elaine (Howard, deceased) Atkin, American Fork; Harold (Sally), South Jordan; Dale (Lexie), Provo; Alan, Hamilton, N.Y.; and Annette (Kevin) Bean, American Fork; seventeen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stonewood 2nd Ward Chapel, 575 S. 400 W., Orem, Utah. Family and friends may call Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 500 N. State Street, Orem, and one hour prior to the services at the chapel on Thursday. Interment will be at the Provo Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to info@bergmortuary.com [Provo Daily Herald, September 11, 2007.]

Swensen, Shauna

Swensen, Shauna
3695 North 820 East
Provo, Utah 84604-4771 US

Shauna and Dave Weight
  • Home: 801-224-5895

Class of 1958 - Honorary. [Students who attended BYH or BYJrH but for one reason or another graduated from other schools.] Shauna Swensen. She married David G. Weight, BYH Class of 1955, and they have five children: Craig (dec.), Eric, Jeffrey, Kevin, and Cindy. @2010

Swensen, Swen Russel
2954 Benchmark Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-1465 US

Swen and Gretel Swensen
  • Work: (801) 466-1068

Class of 1955. Swen R. Swensen. Football, Track, Lettermen, Junior Class Vice President, House of Representatives, Band Vice President, Chorus, Thespians, Bookkeeping Club, Legislative Forum State Champs, Pantomime, Short Plays, Children's Theater, Seminary Vice President. Married Gretel, and they have five children. Co-Chair, 50th Year Reunion, 2005. ~ ~ ~ ~ President of the Austria Vienna Mission from 1993-1996 (included countries of former Yugoslavia - Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia)~ ~ Swen R. Swensen, 55 [in 1993], Monument Park 14th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake; stake Young Men president's counselor, former high councilor, stake mission president's counselor, bishop and counselor, ward mission leader, and elders quorum president; served in Swiss Austrian Mission, 1958-60; earned Bachelor's degree from BYU, Master's degree and Medical degree from George Washington University; Surgeon; born in Provo, Utah, a son of Russel Brown and Beulah Rosalia Strickler Swensen; married Gretel Ann Foxley, five children. She is a Young Women president's counselor, former stake missionary, Relief Society teacher, Young Women president's counselor and adviser, Primary in-service leader and teacher, Sunday School teacher, and Scout leader; earned Bachelor's degree from Utah State University; born in Tremonton, Utah, a daughter of G. Melvin and Beth Smith Foxley. [1993]

Swenson, Alfred Gordon
19105 130th Avenue SE
Renton, Washington 98058-7984 US

Gordon Swenson

Class of 1951. Chorus, Band.

Swenson, Beth

Swenson, Beth
South Jordan, Utah US

Beth and Ellis Walker

Class of 1939. Beth Swenson. Notre Maison. French Club. She married Ellis R. Walker. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Beth Swenson Walker ~ Devoted to Family. Our beloved Beth returned home to her Heavenly Father on January 7, 2007. Beth was born June 21, 1921, and was raised on a farm outside of Soda Springs, Idaho. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah, in 1939. She earned her Bachelors degree in nursing in 1944. Beth married Ellis Roy Walker on April 18, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple; they were married 60 yrs. Together they raised four children; Dr. Timothy (Marsha) Walker; Elizabeth Jane Walker; Kate Walker (Jim) Jewkes; and Diana Walker (Charles) Neve. They have 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Beth is survived by two sisters and two brothers, and preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Gene Swenson. Beth was an active and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as a stake missionary, Primary, Young Women's, Relief Society, and Stake Relief Society President in Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri. Beth and Ellis served a mission in the Atlanta Georgia Temple and were temple workers in the Jordan River Temple for many years. Beth was an excellent nurse and served as head nurse in several hospitals. Beth was an accomplished woman in all areas of her life. She served as a hostess at the Lion House and was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She loved painting, sewing, quilting, candy making, gardening, music, poetry, the scriptures and the beauty of nature. A loving woman of great faith and compassion, her righteous life has been an example to all that knew her. She will be greatly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her, and those who gave her so much love during her life. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13, 2007, at River Ridge Ward, 10191 So. 1300 W. (adjacent to Jordan River Temple). Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. [Deseret News, Thursday, January 11, 2007]

Swenson, Carl Davis [Swensen,]

Swenson, Carl Davis [Swensen,]

Carl and Lura Swenson

BYH Class of 1919? Carl Davis Swenson (Swensen). ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1922. He received an AB Degree in Mathematics in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 478. ~ ~ ~ ~ Carl Davis Swenson was born August 3, 1901. Carl appears to have graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1919. He married Lura Tanner. Carl and Lura had three children: Her parents had three children: Claire Swenson Johnson (1924 - 2013); John Carl Swenson (1928 - 1998); and Robert T. Swenson (1929 - 1990). Carl Davis Swenson died on April 29, 1979.

His parents were John C. Swensen (Swenson), born February 4, 1869 [BYA High School 1888, BYA Collegiate 1900], married Margaret Davies (Davis) Swensen. John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. John and Margaret had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1917?], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell.

Swenson, Claire [Swensen,]

Swenson, Claire [Swensen,]
Bountiful, Utah US

Bobbie and Reginald Johnson

Class of 1942. Claire Swenson. Fauvines. Notre Maison. Thespians. School Play. Contest Play. Opera. ~ ~ ~ ~ Claire Swenson was born on July 23, 1924 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Carl Davis Swenson (1901 - 1979) and Lura Tanner Swenson (1898 - 1981). Her parents had three children: Claire Swenson Johnson (1924 - 2013); John Carl Swenson (1928 - 1998); and Robert T. Swenson (1929 - 1990). Claire, also known as "Bobbi", graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1942. Claire married twice, first to Myron Lavell Knight (1923 - 1987) and second to Reginald Theron Johnson (1925 - 1988). She had one son: Carl James Knight (1958 - 2013). Claire Johnson died on June 14, 2013 in Bountiful, Utah. Her interment: Provo City Cemetery. Source & Photo.

Swenson, Francis McLean [Mac] [Swensen,]

Swenson, Francis McLean [Mac] [Swensen,]
Boise, Idaho US

Mac and Willa Swenson

Class of 1926? Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) (Swensen). He was born on June 29, 1908. He married Willa Sowards, BYH Class of 1929, on January 2, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on August 22, 1963. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents are John C. Swensen (Swenson), born February 4, 1869 [BYA High School 1888, BYA Collegiate 1900], married Margaret Davies (Davis) Swensen. John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. John and Margaret had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1917?], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell.

Swenson, Gene [Eugene James]

Swenson, Gene [Eugene James]
Mesa, Arizona US

Gene and LaVieve Swenson

Class of 1945. Gene Swenson. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Swenson, Eugene James, M.D. ~ ~ Dr. Gene Swenson, age 77, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2005. He was born in Soda Springs, Idaho to Naomi and John L. Swenson on October 20. 1927. At an early age he developed a rigorous work ethic that continued throughout his life. Gene married LaVieve Farnsworth on August 30, 1949 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. He is survived by his beloved wife, LaVieve Swenson; son, Dr. Eugene J. Swenson, Jr. (Jim); daughters, Ann (Mark) Glover, Debra Swenson, Sandra (Dale) Huber, Shellie (Patrick) Huish, Suzette (Cliff) Hathcock; 33 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Helen Eastmond, John Swenson, Beth (Ellis) Walker, Ruth Johnson, Lynn (Jaque) Swenson, Wilford (Ella) Farnsworth, Leona Wagner and many nieces and nephews. Gene had a great love of his country and served in the Army in WWII. He was an all around athlete and developed great strength, stamina and endurance, which he maintained throughout his life. Gene graduated from Brigham Young University High School in 1945. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1952, and graduated from Case Western Reserve Medical School in 1956. Gene completed a General Surgery Residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona in 1960. He practiced as a general surgeon in Mesa for 35 years, touching many lives through countless hours of compassionate and caring service. Gene served faithfully in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a Home Teacher, Missionary, Young Men's President, Bishop, High Councilor, and counselor in the Mesa Stake Presidency. He spent his life in loving devotion to his family and service to mankind. He is greatly loved by his family and friends and will be dearly missed. Visitation was held Thursday, September 29, 2005 at Bunker Family Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral Services were held Friday, September 30, 2005 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 525 E. 2nd Avenue, Mesa, Arizona. Interment, City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizona. [East Valley Tribune, Tempe, Arizona, September 2005]

Swenson, Georgina

Swenson, Georgina

Georgina Swenson

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1908. Georgina Swenson. She received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 267.

Swenson, John Carl (1946)

Swenson, John Carl (1946)
Springville, Utah US

John and Paula Swenson

Class of 1946. John Carl Swenson. He graduated from BYH on May 23, 1946. Source: 1946 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: John Carl Swenson, age 69, died January 27, 1998 at Mountain View Hospital. He was born May 14, 1928, in Provo, the son of Carl Davis Swenson and Lura Tanner Swenson. He graduated from B. Y. High in 1946 and attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He married Paula JoEll Meyrick May 26, 1950. They were sealed May 26, 1960 in the Manti LDS Temple. He founded Mr. Gs Gas & Goodies, Swenson Metal Salvage, Navajo Leasing, Payco & Tabaco Foundries, Selco Trucking, and most recently, PDQ Hitch, and brokered scrap steel nationwide as Swenson Metal Brokers. He was a member of the Jaycees and Riverside Country Club. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions in ward and stake organizations. He enjoyed flying, golf, bowling and playing bridge. He is survived by his wife; four daughters and two sons: Pam Walker, Orem; Tamra (Boyd) Cobbley, Provo; Kenneth (Debbie) Swenson, Salem, David (Melissa) Swenson, Wellington; Elaine (Todd) Olsen, Pleasant Grove; Paula (Mike) Wing, Springville; 27 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Claire Johnson, Provo; one sister-in-law: Maxine (Robert) Swenson, Salt Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert. [Published January 27, 1998]

Swenson, John Starr [Swensen,] (1918)

Swenson, John Starr [Swensen,] (1918)

John and Marva Swenson

Class of 1918. John Starr Swenson (not Swensen). He received a High School Diploma in 1918. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 88. ~ ~ ~ ~ John Starr Swenson was born March 27, 1900. He married Marva Carter. He died on December 28, 1977. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents were John C. Swensen (Swenson), born February 4, 1869 [BYA High School 1888, BYA Collegiate 1900], married Margaret Davies (Davis) Swensen. John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. John and Margaret had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1918], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell. ~ ~ ~ ~ John Starr Swenson was born on March 27, 1900 in Provo, Utah. His parents: John Canute Swensen and Margaret Ellen Davies Swensen. J. S. Swenson married Marva Carter on November 26, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah. John Starr Swenson died on December 28, 1977 in Redwood City, California.

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