Passed away at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT surrounded by his family on February 18, 2012 due to complications after surgery.
He was born Oct 12, 1946 to Frank P. Swensen and Ada Effie Bloxom in Bucyrus, Ohio.
Chris served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as infantryman. Receiving 2 bronze stars and a purple heart.
He worked for many years in the Oilfield Industry in WY He also farmed in Mt. Pleasant, UT for a number of years.
Chris loved to travel with his wife Sharon. Enjoyed many camping trips with Sharon and his children and grandchildren and also with extended family and friends. He also loved and enjoyed his dogs. Some of his hobbies included gardening, gold mining, rock hounding and hunting deer sheds. His old sayings were, "Every things copasetic,"Don't let a little thing like that bother ya" "l'l feel better when it quits hurting," "You can go to the store but don't spend any money."
He is survived by his wife Sharon A. Seely Swensen of Mt. Pleasant, UT; sons, Tony Swensen (Jody), Jerry Lucas of Skull Creek, CO; his daughter, Kellie Cordova (Chris) of Rangely, CO; Stepchildren Tiffany(Adam) Tassin Ephraim, UT; Deedra Fox of Tooele, UT; Allen Fox of Spring City, UT; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Miller, Sheridan, WY. Preceded in death by son, Christopher Korey Swensen; sisters, Audrey Swensen, Monica Erbaugh; brother, Charlie Swensen.
Services will be held Friday February 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant, UT. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 pm and Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm at Rasmussen Mortuary prior to services. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.rasmussenmortuary.com