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Funeral Service

Canyon Rim 2nd Ward
Friday August 13th, 2021
10:30am

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Interment

Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Friday August 13th, 2021
12:00pm

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Michelle Swenson

Michelle Swenson (69), passed away peacefully on August 9, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Michelle was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 2, 1951. She graduated from Skyline High School’s class of 1970. She later spent two years at the University of Utah as an English major before discovering her passion for nursing at UTC. With extraordinary devotion to her patients and their families, she worked in pediatrics for 15 years, eight of which were spent at Primary Children’s Medical Center.

She married in 1974 and later adopted two daughters: Emily and Ginny. Both were born in South Korea, and they were her world.

Michelle was a woman of many passions. She was part of the Mormon Youth Choir and musical entitled “Promised Valley”. She loved the arts, adored travel and culture, and treasured time spent with family. Above all, Michelle lived a life dedicated to finding joy in serving others.

Michelle is survived by her children: Emily (Tommy) and Ginny (Dieter); grandchildren Jia, Kai, Tristan and Tieryn; sisters: Linda, Shawnette (Allen), and Rebecca (Tim); and brother Kent (Christine). She is preceded in death by her brother Ronnie; parents: Shawnie and Keith; and brother-in-law Jim Coltrin.

The family of Michelle wishes to thank the many caregivers, friends, and family who provided loving care and companionship during the final months of her life.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Canyon Rim 2nd Ward, 3000 S. 3100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah at 10:30 A.M.


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Guestbook

Dearest Emily and Ginny,
No mother ever loved her children more than your mom loved you. She always had you dressed beautifully.
No one loved Disneyland or Disney-world more. I am glad she could live so close. I am sure she adored your children as she did you.
She was my friend and always gave me the best presents always beautifully wrapped. I am grateful for her friendship and the impact she had on my life.
I am sorry for your loss, but hope you will always feel her love and be able to feel at peace. Love you, Lynda

Lynda Arnell Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM

Dearest Emily and Ginny,No mother ever loved her children more than your mom loved you. She always had you dressed beautifully.No one loved Disneyland or Disney-world more. I am glad she could live so close. I am sure she adored your children as she did you.She was my friend and always gave me the best presents always beautifully wrapped. I am grateful for her friendship and the impact she had on my life. I am sorry for your loss, but hope you will always feel her love and be able to feel at peace. Love you, Lynda

Lynda Arnell Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM

Michelle was in Concert Choir with me. I have not seen her since high school, and am saddened to see I missed that chance. We often hung out in Skyline's halls and enjoyed that season of life together. Friends from the 51st reunion told me about Michelle's passing. I wish she got to be there with us at the reunion. I am glad to attend the funeral and learn more about Michelle. Perhaps she helped some of my grandchildren at Primary Children's.

Linda Wiggins Ripplinger Aug 13 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you for coming, Linda. My mom had so many great memories of that time.

Emily Han Aug 13 2021 12:00 AM