Saturday, February 23, 2008

In Memory of Robert H. Swan

Robert H. Swan 1935 ~ 2008 Credit Union Official passes Feb. 19, 2008 a victim of a severe stroke days earlier. He was born July 19, 1935 in Tooele, Utah the son of Clifford LeRoy and Cynthia Speirs Swan. His early life was connected to their grocery business and high school sports. He owned and operated Swan's AG Market in Tooele during the 1970's. He enjoyed basketball, playing for the University of Utah and in Rec Leagues and M. Men competitions. A great passion in his life was golf. His Swan Invitational, began on his 50th birthday, was held at Oquirrh Hills Golf Course annually for 10 years. He was known by golfers throughout the United States. A member of the National Credit Union Association from 1990 to 1996, Bob served Credit Union interests in Washington, D.C. and around the nation. He was appointed to that board as a Democratic member by President George H.W. Bush following a recommendation by Sen. Jake Garn. Earlier he managed the Tooele Federal Credit Union from 1983-1990. He was an accounting graduate from the U. of U. and served in the U.S. Army Audit Agency. Long active in politics and community affairs, Bob served on the Tooele City Council and as Mayor of Tooele City, elected in 1969. He was also a member of the Utah Governor's Advisory Council on Community Affairs and sat as a director with the Utah League of Cities and Towns. On Friday the 13th in August of 1982, he married Jan Thomas. Their marriage was performed by Gov. Scott Matheson, a good friend. Later he was appointed Associated Director of Finance in the Matheson Administration. At the time of his death he was the President of Swan Resources and Consulting Services, 1996 to the present time. He was also employed as a lobbyist for Tooele County and the Utah Credit Unions. Bob is survived by his loving wife Jan, his daughter Stephanie Thomas-Stokes, son Steve Ryan Thomas, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers Allen (Verla) Swan, Karl (Kay) Swan, nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Tooele Stake Center 253 So 200 East. Friends may call at Tate Mortuary 110 So Main St. on Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment in the Tooele City Cemetery.

1 comment:

Obi wan liberali said...

Thank you for giving some notice to the great legacy of Bob Swsn. As a Tooele resident, I knew Bob personally and have always been amazed at just how influential he was in so many different disparate areas.

Bob was a good guy, dedicated to his community in ways that is increasingly rare.