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Obituary: Dorothy Paine Swan

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Dorothy Paine Swan 1915~2006 KAYSVILLE - Dorthy Paine Swan, 91, died Friday, July 7, 2006, from causes incident to age. Dorothy was born April 14, 1915 to Dr. William Samuel Paine and Minnie Clark and grew up in Ogden, Utah. She graduated from Ogden High School where she served as vice-president of the student-body. Dorothy attended and graduated from the University of Utah in textiles and clothing. She enjoyed many meaningful activities while attending the University including modeling, student-body officer and Pi Beta Phi sorority. She met Thornley King Swan and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple, soon after Thornley graduated from the University of Utah Law School. Thornley and Dorothy purchased a home in Kaysville, Utah, and Dorothy resided there until the last four years of her life. Throughout their 64 years of marriage, Thornley affectionately called his sweetheart Dotty. While a busy mother raising her five children, Dorothy made time to serve her community, and church and to build lasting friendships as a member in local clubs. Dorothy served as president of the Wool Growers Auxiliary, a board member of the Neighborhood House and The Children's Aide Society and spent countless hours working in these capacities. She was a member of the Bay View Literary Club, the Kaysville Art Club and Bridge Club. Perhaps Dorothy's most noteworthy accomplishment was her unfailing support for her husband as he served in many political, judicial, and ranching endeavors. Having been raised a city girl, soon after marriage she was thrust into the life of rancher's wife, learning to ride horses, cook for cowboys, sleep in sheep camps and juggle life between the ranch at Monte Cristo and the family home in Kaysville. Many ranch hands and visitors enjoyed Dorothy's delicious meals and gracious hospitality. She shared her appreciation for etiquette and protocol by entertaining friends and family at her home. Dorothy was a long-time member of the Kaysville 8th Ward where she served in the Primary and Young Women's auxiliaries. Dorothy loved her growing up years with her sisters and maintained a close relationship with them throughout her life. She had an infectious laugh and loved to visit with her many dear friends. In addition to her devotion for Thornley, Dorothy's greatest love was for her children and their families. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, her sister, Ruth (Ray) Raymond, and by her mother and father. She is survived by two sisters, Margret (Lee) Wright and Marilyn (Bill) Harwood; by her five children, Judy Gage of Omaha, NE; Margaret (Paul) Richards of Salt Lake; Nancy Christensen, of Salt Lake; Suzanne (Ted) Adams, of Salt Lake; and Thornley K. "Ike" (Janine) Swan of Kaysville; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, July 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Kaysville LDS Rock Chapel, 25 S. 200 E., Kaysville, Utah. Friends and family may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main and Friday from 11:30-12:45 p.m. at the church. Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank those who have assisted with Dorothy's care during this past season of her life, including the staff at Brighton Gardens, Goldie Barron, Dr. Cherie Brunker, Kip Deweese physician assistant, and the Silverado Hospice Service. e-mail condolences to the family at llm@lindquistmortuary.com