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Death: Carl Lowry ""Curly"" Swensen

Carl Lowry "Curly" Swensen, 73, formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away on October 8, 1997 at his home in Fairview, Utah after a valiant struggle with cancer.

He was born March 1, 1924 in Hinckley, Millard County, Utah to Peter Randle Swensen and Hannah Esther Reeve. Educated at Hinckley High School. Attended the University of Utah, Weber State University and Brigham Young University.Married Ruth Jones on October 6, 1942. They are the parents of two children. Divorced in 1975. Married Helen Thompson on May 10, 1977.

Employed at Hill Air Force Base for over 30 years. Retired in 1979; moved to Fairview, Utah. Curly had many hobbies, loved the outdoors.

Served in many church and civic positions throughout his life. He especially loved his scouts and Explorers in the Boy Scouts organizations. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many positions including the Bishopric. In 1965, he received the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award for many years of service. Former ordinance worker in the Manti Temple.

Directed many civic activities including serving as the past director of the Fairview Museum, past president of the Fairview Lions and the former chairman of the Fairview Pioneer Days.

Survived by his wife, Helen; former wife, Ruth; also survived by his two children, Karl Jones (Virginia) Swensen, Orem; Esther Ann Swensen Hull, Salt Lake City; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; his sister, Valeda (Ross) Hilton, Cedar City; brother, Neal (Carma) Swensen, Sandy. Preceded in death by his brother, Reed and sisters, Rowena Anderson and Melba Crowley.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 2 p.m. in the Fairview First Ward, 122 South State Street, Fairview, Utah. Family and friends may attend a viewing prior to the funeral at the Fairview First Ward from noon until 1:45 p.m. Burial will be in the Fairview City Cemetery. Services provided by Ursenbach Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

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