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Obituary for Patty Gidley Swindell

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Patty Gidley Swindell

November 28, 1948 - April 12, 2018


Patty Gidley Swindell, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 12, 2018. She was born November 28, 1948, to Glen A. and Dolores S. Gidley, in Ogden, Utah. Patty graduated from Bonneville High School in 1967. She married Dennis Swindell on March 29, 1970, and later divorced.

She devoted her career to education, working for the Ogden School District for 27 years. She loved telling stories, inspiring others and was always willing to help in any way possible. She cherished the love and laughter that her friends brought to her life, but the moments that brought her the greatest joys were spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

Left to honor and remember her love are her mother, Dolores S. Gidley; her son, Dusty (Wendy) Swindell; her daughter, Lacey (Spencer) King; adopted daughter, Lacy (Alex) Daniels; her five grandchildren, Talia, Amaia, Skyler, Ian, and Gemma; her brothers; sister, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patty was preceded in death by her son, Cody; her sister, Susan; her niece, Britney; and her father, Glen.

The family would like to thank her amazing friends, her angels, who have gone above and beyond to help her through her illness.

Memorial Services will be held Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 5:00 pm with a visitation one hour prior to the service.

Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.

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Born: November 28, 1948
Died: April 12, 2018

Condolences for Patty Gidley Swindell

Joy Summers posted on 4/21/18

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Pat. It's been so many years that I've seen any of you but I do think of you all often. I remember her beautiful smile. My love to you all


Gary Daniels posted on 4/18/18

I am so sorry for your loss. Patti was a great person. She was a wonderful staff assistant. We worked together for a number of years and she always gave nothing but her best. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.


becky richmond posted on 4/17/18

dear to my heart a friend and neighbor too .


Vic Anderson posted on 4/15/18

I am very sorry to hear that Patty has been ill and has passed away. I really enjoyed working with her for many years at Ogden High School. We had some good times working together. Patty was always up beat, kept me in line which wasn't easy, and genuinely cared, protected and loved the special education students at Ogden High while she worked there. Thinking of her brings back fond memories and the good times we shared. She loved and collected angels and truly was an angel.


Sally Jones posted on 4/13/18

Oh, rest in peace sweet Patty. You have such an amazing soul. So glad we reconnected even if it was on FB....I loved reading your posts and messaging back and forth. Your positive, happy personality helped others have better day.


Tracy Rowser posted on 4/13/18

Pat was my 2nd mom, my friend and someone who will always have a very very special place in my heart! I have the fondest memories of her that I will always hold so dear! It’s not every day you get to meet someone like Pat. The sweetest person I have truly ever met. She always had such great advise for me. RIP Pat until we meet again. I love you!


Virginia posted on 4/13/18

I’ve known Patty for many years. We would come and go into each other’s lives randomly. She was a lovely, sweet person who cared deeply for others. She will be missed. Rest in eternal peace my friend.