1987 ~ 2017
Heiner Swenson was born on March 6, 1987, in American Fork,
Utah to Reed and Mary Ann Swenson. He was the fifth of eight
children, one of seven boys and one girl. He grew up in
Cedar Hills, Utah. Paul worked hard to become an Eagle Scout.
He attended both Manila Elementary and Cedar Ridge Elementary.
He attended Junior High at Mountain Ridge. He attended High
School at Lone Peak. He was a member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints and served a two-year mission
to the Winnipeg Canada Mission.
He attended Utah Valley University before a career in sales,
managing a large sales force. He had a gift for inspiring
others as a leader and consultant. Paul had a unique ability
to help others reach their goals and define their purpose.
He had an infectious laugh and a personality that drew others
to him. He was a friend to all and kept associations all
over the country. Many considered him their "best friend."
He had a terrific sense of humor and could make others smile
and see the beauty in life. Pauls greatest desires were
to connect deeply with those in his life. He acted as a
life coach and confidant to numerous friends and family.
He found his deepest joy seeing others around him succeed.
Paul loved hunting, fishing, riding his horses, snowmobiling,
river rafting, and boating. He loved the outdoors and spent
considerable time in the mountains. Paul loved life and
found so much joy in living life to the fullest. He has
traveled extensively and loved to see new places and experience
He married the love of his life, Ashlee Ann Kendall Martindale
on February 18, 2011, in the Salt Lake Temple. Ashlee and
Paul loved to travel and built their fondest memories with
their large circle of friends. On December 15, 2016, their
beautiful daughter, Poppy Rae, was born. She is the light
of both Ashlee and Paul's life. She was the realization
of a very important dream.
He passed away on August 13, 2017. We will miss Paul every
day. His shining light still burns brightly in Heaven.
He is survived by his wife, Ashlee, daughter, Poppy Rae,
Parents; Reed and Mary Ann Swenson, John and Tresa Martindale,
Daren and Jennifer Kendall. Brothers and sisters; Stephen
John, Thomas James (Nicole), Laura Elizabeth Sutton (James),
Samuel Reed (Natalie) David Clark (Natalie) Joseph and Jacob
Swenson, Ian, Connor, Sydnie Martindale, Hannah and Jacob
Kendall. Grandparents, Jim and Elizabeth Shill. He is also
survived by Uncles and Aunts and many friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017
at 12:00 noon at the Alpine North LDS Stake Center Chapel,
1125 East Alpine Boulevard, with a Celebration of Life to
be held on Thursday, August 17, from 6:00-8:30 pm at the
Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork
and on Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the church
prior to services.
We wish to send a special thank you to all those volunteers
and police agencies along with Panther Investigations and
SERT Ministries for all of their efforts in helping to locate
Paul. We will be forever indebted for their efforts.
In lieu of flowers, a college fund has been set up for
Pauls daughter Poppy. If you would like to support her,
you can make checks payable to Utah Educational Savings
Plan (UESP) for the benefit of Poppy Rae Swenson; Account
#210721426. Mail to:
PO Box 145100 Salt Lake City Utah, 84114-5100