Earl Alfred (Swede) Littlewood completed his sojourn on earth on Monday March 15, 2004 after a heroic battle with cancer and heart disease. He was welcomed into heaven by his parents Alfred and Marion (McPhail) Littlewood and his brother Donald (Bud) Littlewood and his sister Lavern Ryan.

His family and friends who have gathered to celebrate his life include: his loving wife, best friend and caring nurse - Dolly; his sons, James, Terry, Bruce and Rod and his daughter Lisa; his sister Joyce Woodmansee; Carol and Gary deMik; Ron and Barbara Hanson; Robert and Diana Workman; 12 grandchildren and hundreds of friends and neighbors.

Swede was born 6 Feb 1925 in Salt Lake City. He fought in World War II in the Navy aboard the USS Stockham and later settled in North Salt Lake with his bride to raise his family. As a family we've always been proud of our dad because of the way he lived his life and taught us to love one another and life. After almost 30 years he retired from Eimco. He was a charter member of the North Salt Lake Fire Dept and became its heart and chief for over 18 years. Swede fought long and hard battling problems with health but he always had a strong positive attitude. He spent his time being with those that he loved doing the things he enjoyed. He has been a great example and inspiration to us and will be missed by all that knew him.

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Friends and family can share their love at 835 N. 400 E, North Salt Lake (the former Valley Music Hall) on Monday, March 22 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. A procession to the graveside services will be conducted that afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Lakeview Memorial Estates, 1640 East Lakeview Dr. in Bountiful. (Donations in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Fund or cancer research or Hospice.)

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