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Obituary: Carol Swensen Monsen

Carol Swensen Monsen

"Gone to the cabin"

MAGNA- Carol Essie Swensen Monsen, passed away October 26, 2007.

She was born December 18, 1931, in Magna to Maxwell and Della Peterson Swensen.

Carol taught her family how to enjoy the simple things in life, a full moon, beautiful sunset, the smell of rain, and hummingbirds. She loved having tea parties with her grandkids, and enjoyed sitting around a good campfire.

Survived by her children, Mikel (Shauna) Bath, Sherille (Bob) Sheffield, Terry Druce, Andy (Candy) Bath, and Jim Monsen; sister, Sandra Riedeman; aunts, Dessie and Beth; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her dog, Star. Preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Dick Monsen.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Mom's neighbors, Troy and Nanette Thomas, Maybell Miner, and Richard Swensen for all they did for her.

Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 S, where friends and family may call Tuesday, 3-4:45 p.m. Carol will be cremated, as her wishes. Online family condolences may be sent via

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Humane Society.