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Lloyd Archie Swenson

Born: 10/24/1950, Murray, Utah
Death: 12/26/2017, Salt Lake City, Utah
Service: 12/30/2017, 11:00 am, Spanish Valley Mortuary
Interment: 12/30/2017, 12:30 pm, , Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Moab resident Lloyd Swenson passed away December 26, 2017 in Salt Lake City.

Lloyd was born on October 24, 1950 to Archie and Norma Swenson in Murray, Utah. He was the third of five children. He grew up in Moab and Bountiful, and he graduated from Viewmont High School in 1968. He served over two years for the United States Army in Vietnam; he received the Army Commendation Medal four times. After his military service he returned to Moab where he married his wife of 45 years, Kathy Bell, on September 29, 1972. Lloyd and Kathy have three children: Melissa, Kendall, and Kimberly.

He worked in the local mines during the Uranium boom for 14 years, after which he worked as a mechanic for Tag-a-Long Tours for the next 12 years. He finished his career with the City of Moab. He started in the street department and then moved to the water department. Lloyd retired as the Sewer and Water Superintendent in 2015. Lloyd also proudly served as a volunteer firefighter in the Moab Valley Fire Department for 32 years. In 1997 he was named firefighter of the year.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Swenson of Moab. Three children: Melissa (Duane) Lee of South Jordan, Kendall (Margy) Swenson of Moab, and Kimberly (Bob) Gipple of Taylorsville. Three grandchildren, Gavin Lee, Ryanna Lee, and Kendall Gipple. Three sisters, Linda (Randy) Rowley of Fillmore, Donna (David) Schultz of St. George, and Bonnie (Bo) Bohannon of Moab. One brother, Bruce (Terri) Swenson of Elko, NV. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

More than anything, Lloyd loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed the outdoors: riding his motorcycle, hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping. He loved taking pictures during his outdoor adventures and sharing them with family and friends. Lloyd also took great pleasure tending his garden and yard. During his retirement he spent as much time as possible at his cabin and exploring the La Sal Mountains in his side-by-side.

Services were held on December 30, 2017 with interment at Sunset Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Lloyd’s name.

Tributes

1/5/2018 - Kathy just wanted to say how sorry we are I know you and Lloyd had a very happy life. I saw you at the start knew it was a love to lady for a life time. Although the miles separate us know my thought and love is with you Deb - Debra Westwood horonzy

12/30/2017 - THINKING OF ALL OF YOU AT THIS SAD TIME. BILL TAUGHT LLOYD IN THE 2ND grade. he was always so friendly. - BILL AND INALYN MEADOR

12/28/2017 - Kathy and family we were sorry to hear of your loss. Lloyd was a very special and thoughtful person. He was always thinking of others. We are sorry we cannot be there with you as we are in Arizona. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Larry and Mary - Larry and Mary Johnson

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