Wayne Elmer Swett

August 14, 1934 — December 15, 2016

Wayne Elmer Swett

Wayne Elmer Swett was born August 14, 1934 in Vernal Utah to Maud Alene Elsworth and Luther John Swett. The fourth of five children, he is preceded in death by his siblings Francis, George and Elva Douglas. He is survived by his sister Edna Mosness. He graduated from Uintah High with the class of 1952. That same year he began employment with Mountain Bell. Also, in 1952 He met Sara (Sally) Nelson and they were married on July 10th 1953. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Wayne and Sally were blessed with five children, Suzanne (Lewis) Caldwell, David, Chris Witte, Craig (Kristi), and Paul(Allyson). Thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren followed. One great-great grandchild is expected soon. Special family friends include Jamie Hacking Swett and John and Sid Uyetake. After 27 years of working with Mountain Bell, Wayne and Sally started their own company providing tele-comminations equipment and services. At various times, he worked with his sons and daughters in the business. Later, after being retired for over 25 years, he returned to work with Lowes for six years. Farming was also a big part of Wayne's life. Over the years, he raised cows and various types of crops. Wayne held many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served as a Home Teacher, Elders Quorum President, High Councilman, and Bishop. Wayne loved to sing and dance. He and Sally called and taught square-dancing for many years. Playing the guitar was another favorite pass-time. He entertained everyone from his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to residents at the care center. As an avid outdoorsman, he excelled at skiing, hunting and fishing. He was a national ski patrolman and helped start ski-school programs in Vernal and Price. Many happy days were spent fly-fishing with his children and grandchildren. He camped often with his family in the mountains near Vernal. Wayne loved to visit new places. The family vacationed every year all over the U.S. and Canada. Later in life, he and Sally traveled internationally, eventually, visiting nine counties. Other hobbies include piloting his plane, spending time with friends, coaching, and writing poems and children's stories with friends, coaching, and writing poems and children's stories. Funeral services for will be conducted on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Ashley 1st Ward LDS Chapel (3040 North Vernal Ave.) The viewings will be Sunday 6-8 pm and Monday 9:45-10:45 all at the Chapel. Burial will be in the Rockpoint Cemetery.
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