1991 ~ 2016
are sad to announce the passing of our beautiful daughter
Lindsey Swenson. She finally succumbed to a long and hard-fought
battle with severe depression on September 9, 2016. She
is back in God’s loving embrace and laughing with
her dear grandfather Walt.
Lindsey was the most loving and caring person you could
know. Until her final days she always made special efforts
to help others – all the while silently hurting inside.
She would often stay up all night helping others on the
Suicide Help Line.
Her struggle to overcome psychological demons consumed
most of her energy for the last six years of her life. This
was a battle that most of us will never comprehend, but
it was real and ever-present.
Lindsey loved animals; having owned and cared for many.
She had a horse, dog, guinea pigs, fish, etc. Camping in
a tent and boating were especially enjoyable for her. One
of her most exciting trips included finding a newly born
fawn during a hike.
Lindsey’s talents often surprised us. She played
guitar and occasionally shared her beautiful voice, especially
when it could be with her brother in a duet. She had a wonderful
ability for drawing in pastel that she exhibited when young.
Later, her graphic designs blossomed into wonderful works
of art that we will always cherish.
Lindsey graduated from Lone Peak High School despite an
extended hospitalization. She graduated as a Nail Technician
and enjoyed working in the salon and with individuals. She
later attended automotive classes at UVU. She also studied
psychology and loved shows about the supernatural and haunting.
Lindsey was fiercely independent from an early age and
wanted to earn her own way. She loved Mike Rowe and his
belief in doing real work to be successful. Her personally
autographed book from him was a prized possession.
She leaves behind: Parents – Kent and Jeanne Swenson,
brothers – Shawn (Freda) Pettingill and Erik (Emily)
Swenson and many extended family.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 14,
2016 at 11:00 am at the Mountainville 1st LDS Ward Chapel,
98 East Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends
may call on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00
pm at the church, and again from 9:30 to 10:30 on Wednesday
morning at the church prior to services. Interment will
be at the Alpine City Cemetery.