Vera T. Swenson, age 86, passed away Aug. 9, 1998 in Sandy, Utah.

Born Aug. 12, 1911 in Preston, Idaho, to Carl A. and Theresa Olson Strand. Married Thomas Lavell Swenson, Feb. 3, 1940 in Salt Lake City. He passed away Aug. 18, 1966. She worked for the Paris Co. 22 yrs.She was a Charter member, past president and 10 year secretary of Murray F.O.E. Aux. #1760. Member of Professional Business Women's Club and Murray Civic Guild. Member of Salt Lake County Firemen's Aux. for 50 years. Volunteer and employee at Murray Heritage Center for 10 years. Also enjoyed clowning at various functions.

Survivors: children, Jean (George) Rekoutis, Sandy; Robert L. Swenson, Midvale; Carol (Don) Chase, Riverton; Sharon Swenson; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen (Harold) Bawden. Preceded in death by husband, infant son, and brother Vern Strand.

Graveside services Thur., Aug. 13, 1998, 11 a.m., Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 S. Redwood Rd. Friends may call Wed. 6-8 p.m., Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State St. and Thur. 10-10:45 a.m.

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