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Carol Rae Swift

Carol Rae Swift

June 3, 1946 ~ January 10, 2020

 

Carol was born on June 3, 1946, to Raymond and Lucile Bosgieter Swift. She was the oldest of four children and the only daughter.

 

She graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1964 and went on to be trained in computer programming, holding jobs at Iomega and the IRS before retiring in 2006.

 

Even though she didn’t have children of her own, she loved her 13 nieces and nephews and enjoyed sharing her interests and knowledge with them. Many of us had our first experience with theater and ballet performances with Carol. She would rotate through the nieces and nephews whenever a new production came to town, spending one on one time with us while introducing us to the arts.

 

Carol also shared her knowledge of computers, not only helping us to understand the basics but also helping one of her nephew’s future career paths. During the time Carol worked as a skincare representative for Aloette, she would often provide makeup tips and samples to her nieces, even showing up to do makeup for their first dances.

 

Carol was the caretaker for her grandmother as well as both parents during the latter years of their lives. Giving of her time, effort and energy to make sure that they had what they needed, going to doctor appointments and making it possible for them to attend family gatherings and events.

 

Carol loved to help and was happiest when people asked her to help. During the holidays or family vacations, Carol loved being in the middle of the chaos. She would be in the kitchen helping to prepare food and would be the first one back to help clean up, often not leaving until everything was finished.

She loved playing with the kids, egging on whatever craziness ensued and also making sure that none of her nieces were seen in sandals without their “toe jams” painted. No birthday or Christmas went by without a card and money from aunt Carol. She loved to hear what everyone was doing and would be excited about our successes and would encourage us during our challenges.

 

She was an animal lover, owning horses, birds, and dogs at different points in her life. The last few years she found immense joy and companionship in watching her brother’s dog Gizmo, who was by her side when she passed.

 

Carol passed away at home on January 10, 2020, at the age of 73. Her love and compassion will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

 

She is survived by her brothers; Gary (LaNaun) Swift, Kaysville; Scott (Claire) Swift, Ogden; Jan (Larene) Swift, North Ogden; 13 nieces and nephews, 27 great-nieces and nephews and three great-great-nephews.

 

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street Ogden, Utah.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com


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Gary, Scott and Jan, I was very sad to hear of Carol's passing. I graduated with her over 50 years ago at Ben Lomond High. She went way to soon but I have so many great memories of her and your family as we grew up on the same street in a great neighborhood. My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Ladd & Donnell Chase Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace my dear dear friend! My heart aches in so many ways! I will miss you, our long conversations and visits and my little guys T-Bone and Koda will miss their dearly loved sitter. The only consolation is I know you are no longer in pain and suffering and are back in your parents arms. Love you and you and your kindness will always hold a special place in my memories.

Jana Flaherty Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

As sister/cousins with Carol we shared cards, calls, emails and text messages over the years staying in-touch even when far apart, sometimes living in other states. We grew up together enjoying many summers at our grandmother's learning how to cook, to entertain family, gardening and harvesting cherries in the fruit trees, memories that will always stay fresh and will be revisited many times. We will always have many things to remember about Carol, we loved her. Our condolences to her family.

Linda Foxley and Janice Matesen Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Swift

kirk and Penny Stark Jan 15 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of a neighbor and a dear friend. She will be deeply missed by Penny and I. RIP my friend.

kirk and Penny Stark Jan 15 2020 12:00 AM

Things will not be the same without you. We loved having you participate with our family every Christmas. We loved serving and helping you and our hearts hurt that we were not with you in your final moments. Thank you for all of your love, for all the sacrifices you made to insure those around you felt taken care of. We will miss you so very much.

Larene Swift Jan 15 2020 12:00 AM

What a wonderful friend she has become to Tammy and me since your mom passed away and she moved into your mom's home. She has been so kind to us sharing in the oversight of our property next door, communicating regularly by phone and text about each others' personal life events as well as about the missionaries' activities next door. We would visit at length many times in the yard and at her front door. I already feel a profound emptiness knowing of her absence. It is an emotionally touching and difficult event for such a treasured life to pass from our immediate association!!!

Steven and Tammy Hubbard Jan 14 2020 12:00 AM