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John Herbert Swaner

June 18, 1927 - March 6, 2014

John “Jack” Herbert Swaner passed away at his home on March 6, 2014.  John was born on June 18, 1927 in Ogden, Utah graduating from Ogden High School and Weber State College with a degree in Business.

He was in the U.S. Navy and served his country in WWII.

John married Cleo Fae Anderson and they had three children.  They were later divorced.  On August 30, 1969 he married Jo Brannan in Montgomery, Alabama.  She passed away July 2008.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He was employed at Hill AFB, retiring after 38 years.  At the time of his retirement, he was a division chief in computer operations.  He served as an officer in the National Machine Accounting Association and the Hill Air Force Base Administrative Club.  He graduated from the Air Force Comptroller School and the Air War College Seminar Program.  He received many performance awards.

John loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting, fishing, snow and water skiing, bowling and golf.  He was one of the original members of the Hill AFB Ski Club, creating friendships he maintained throughout the years.  He was a member of the LDS Church.

He is survived by two children; CarolLyn (Bob) Williams, Winchester, OR, and Paul (Angela) Swaner, Eden, UT, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Annette (Dave) Manning, his brother, Gene (LaDon) Swaner and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Cleo, his parents, his wife Jo, sister Fern (Duke) Blasko, and daughter Linda Ann Swaner Johnson.

His family will be forever grateful to his many friends who kept weekly outings, Wendover trips and visits constant.  Also the staff of Dignity Hospice and Dr. Ryan Stewart for their care.

A graveside service in his honor will be held at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 -36th St., Ogden, UT, Friday, March 14, 2014, at 2:00 pm where military honors will be accorded.

There will be a celebration of his life for friends and family following the graveside service at Leavitt’s Waterfall Atrium.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal charity.



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Date: Friday, March 14, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: June 18, 1927
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Lissa Last posted on 3/12/14

Dear CarolLyn, Paul and Family, On behalf of the staff at Dignity Hospice may I extend our deepest condolences to you at the passing of your Father. John was so dear to all of us, we felt honored to care for him and serve you. May knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers bring you comfort at this time. Sincerely, Lissa Last Chaplain Dignity Hospice Staff


Linda Francis posted on 3/12/14

John and Jo were my neighbors in the condos for many years. They were the kind of neighbors you would want to have. I especially appreciate all the time and effort John put in as a condo board member for the good of our condo community. John and Jo have been greatly missed.


Woody & Debi Woodhouse posted on 3/12/14

Our love and deepest sympathies to John's family. John and Jo were close friends for many years and we miss them greatly. I will always treasure the love and friendship we felt from John, his great sense of humor, his positive attitude and his calm wisdom. Through years in the Air Force, the Hill Ski Club, skiing, horseback trips, river running trips -- life would not have been as full and fun without John and Jo. Please know that we hold John in a very special place in our hearts.


Bob Montanez posted on 3/12/14

My deepest sympathy to John Swanner family and freinds.I have many memories from the Hill Ski Club in the1970's through 1980's on ski trips to Big Sky, Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole and Park City with John and Jo. Great fun on the bus. John was one of the nicest guys I have ever known. Will miss him greatly. May he rest in peace.


Joan and John Hutchison posted on 3/11/14

Dear, Dear, Paul, Angie, Bob, and CarolLyn, I have so many wonderful memories of my Uncle Jack especially with our entire families being present. We were so lucky to have parents that kept family and cousins together to become so close to each other. All those fond memories of outings, dinners, family reunions, etc. will help us heal the loss we now share. It is so hard to lose those we loved so much but we can be thankful for all those good times we had with them. I am sad we are so far away and can't be there with you during his memorial but we are with you in spirit and heart. I love all of you so much and am so glad you are my family. Joan and John Hutchison