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Heber Campbell Swainston 1926 - 2016

Heber Campbell Swainston, 89, slipped peacefully from this earthly life on October 20, 2016 in his home in Winder, Idaho surrounded by loved ones. He was born on November 2, 1926, the second of eight children born to Heber Charles and Sylvia May Campbell Swainston. Heber graduated from Preston High School in 1945.  He worked the sugar beet factory to earn money to begin his studies at Utah State Agricultural College, in Logan. He attended winter and spring quarters, and was then drafted into the service in September of 1946. After basic training, he was sent to Japan, where he served in occupation forces as a marksman in the infantry. 

 He met his sweetheart, Geneal Bosworth, in early 1950, and the two were married on February 15, 1951 in the Logan LDS Temple.  He purchased a farm in Winder, Idaho, and thus began a legacy of hard work and love for the cattle and land.  Heber and Geneal have six sons and one daughter. Allan (Beckie Pope), Tim (Shauna Farnsworth), Kay (Lorie Flint), Brent, Van (Julie Johnson), Dee (Cindy Johnson), and Neva. Heber and Geneal have 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. He loved being a father and was a great example to his sons.  Two of his hardest trials came with the stillborn death of his baby girl, and then later with the death of Geneal in 1990.  He was a very loving caregiver during her final year of life.

 Heber married Carol Payne Park on December 10, 1993, and he enjoyed her six children.  Craig (Diana Stewart), Kerry Max (Rebecca Fore), Christina (Dennis) Keppner, Kathryn (Chris) Schultz, Kenneth (Ginger Storer), and Cameron (Christi Mendenhall) enjoyed the time spent with Heber and Carol, and he became a grandfather to an additional 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. 

 Heber served faithfully as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Heber served in the Central States Mission. A portion of his mission was in the Ozarks without purse or scrip, which meant sleeping on porches, under the stars, and even in chicken coops.  Heber gained a great love for the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He served under three bishops as ward financial clerk.  Later years provided an opportunity for he and Carol to serve two separate missions, one in Mississippi, and one in Louisiana. He was honest, hardworking, and respected by all who knew him.

 He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneal; daughter, Neva; parents; brother, Clifford; and two sisters, Rosa Mae and Colleen.  He is survived by his wife, Carol; three brothers Carl, Paul, and David; a sister, Susan Ransom; and his six sons. 

The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Franklin County Home Health & Hospice, Arthur Retirement Community, Dr. Daniel Patten, and the many caregivers who provided great care for the past 3 years.

 Funeral services will held Saturday, October 29 2016 at 10:00 am in the Winder Ward chapel. A viewing will be held Friday, October 28, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home in Preston, Idaho,  and on Saturday from 9:00 to 9:45 am at the church.  Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to donate to the church missionary fund in your local ward or at Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

Information from Webb Funeral Home
1005 South 8th East
Preston, ID 83263
(208) 852-0533

Marjorie Bosquet Swainston 1925 - 2012

Marjorie Bosquet Swainston, 1925-2012 - Marjorie peacefully passed on November 16, 2012 at her daughter's home in Lehi, Utah. She was born November 8, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts to Cecil Stanhope and Dorothy Robison Bosquet. She married Charles Melvin Carlsen in 1942 and later divorced. On February 19, 1970 she married her soul mate Parley Tanner Swainston. They were sealed November 8, 1972 in the Ogden, Utah LDS Temple.
Nana's most prized possessions were her testimony in her Savior Jesus Christ and her adoring family whom she was always grateful for. Nana was a veracious reader and scriptorian. She researched the Gospel extensively and shared it with everyone. She also enjoyed singing, dancing, camping, and swimming. She served in many callings in the LDS Church including fulfilling two missions with her sweetheart, Parley.
Marjorie is survived by her 14 children whom she dearly loves. Her Carlsen children: Terry (Tom), Richard (Nancy), Stephen, Sandi (Kip), Christine (Kevin), Dennis, and Skip (Debbie). Her Swainston children: Elden (Jeannie), Margaret (Roy), Lon (Kari), Matt (Cecilia), Mark, Mary (Barrie), Annie, and Janice's husband John Stone, plus a host of adored grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her eternal companion Parley T. Swainston and loved ones Charles M. Carlsen, Claire Mason Carlsen, Janice Stone Swainston, Parley McKnight Swainston, her great grandson Austin Mallow, and her beloved dog Honey.
Now returned to the arms of her Savior, we will feel Nana's love as she watches over us.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 24th at 10:00 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call Friday from 6-8:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:45-9:45 both held at Larkin Mortuary. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Whitney Cemetery in Franklin, Idaho.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on November 18, 2012

Janice Swainston Hodgson  1949 - 2012

Janice Swainston Hodgson passed away February 24, 2012 following a long and courageous battle with ALS.

Janice was born February 17, 1949 in Preston, Idaho, the daughter of Parley T. and Kathleen McKnight Swainston. She married Tim Stone in 1964 and they were the parents of two daughters, Paige Stone and Kati (Garrett) Pacotti. Tim died in 1983 and Janice packed up her girls and moved to Longmont to be closer to family. She worked at Technetics where she met a handsome young man that took a shine to her. His name was John Scott Hodgson and on the 14th of May, 1988 they were married at his parents’ home in Boulder. A third daughter Stephany completed their family.

Her daughters describe Janice as the perfect mom. Always ready to take their side and stick up for them under any circumstances. She was a master at projects and her girls could always count on having the most elaborate diorama, display or whatever they needed. She would spend hours working with them and loved to help them do their very best. She adored her husband and family and was very proud of them.

Janice was an enthusiastic happy person whose bright smile and zest for life drew people to her. Her passion was growing things and she was always happy working in the garden, mowing the lawn and watching things grow. The things she grew were not just plants, but relationships with living people that blessed them and her life also.

She was a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a visiting teacher, a counselor in the Relief Society, a staff member at the Family History Center and taught Primary for many years. She loved working with the little children.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Parley. She is survived by her husband John, daughters’ Paige Stone, Kati (Garrett) Pacotti and Stephany Stone, 3 beautiful granddaughters, Milana, Isabella (‘Izzy’) and Gianna Pacotti, 4 brothers, Elden (Jean) Swainston, Ogden, UT; Lon (Kari) Swainston, Layton, UT, Matt (Cecilia) Swainston, Draper, UT and Mark Swainston, West Jordan, UT and 3 sisters, Margaret (Roy) Kamigaki, Longmont, Mary (Barrie) Striker, Yorkton, Canada and Annette Swainston of Salt Lake City, UT.

A visitation will be held, Tuesday, February 28 from 5-7 PM at the Howe Mortuary. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, February 29th at 11:00 AM at the LDS Chapel located at 2200 11th Avenue in Longmont. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 10:00-10:45 AM. Brother F. Michael Moore of the Left Hand Creek ward will officiate. Burial will be at Ryssby Church Cemetery and will follow the services.

Lois Gene Mangum Bernard 1928 - 2010

Lois Gene Mangum Bernard - Graduation Day - 1928 - 2010, Lois Gene Mangum Bernard passed away at home on Sunday, December 19th, 2010, surrounded by her loving husband and three of her four living children. Lois was born on August 28th, 1928 in Rexburg, Idaho, the third daughter of Milton Mangum and Vera Thomson. Lived in Logan, Utah; Columbia Missouri; Washington D.C. and many other places. She married Anthony Lee Bernard on September 3, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Bountiful in 1957, where she remained for the rest of her life. Lois is preceded in death by her son Milton and her parents. She is survived by her husband, Tony, sisters, Marjorie Madsen, Adele Putnam, brother, John Harvey Mangum. Children: Edith Stephenson (Jon), Nannette, Paul (Irene Ota), Russell (Julie), Milton's widow (Annette), 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Lois was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings and member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Family history, genealogy and her family were her main passions. She was an avid journal writer and also loved flower gardening, cake decorating, candy making, crocheting and counted cross-stitch. Along with Tony, Nan, Russ and Paul, she was involved with the day to day details of the family business- Quality Stamp and Sign in Salt Lake City. She worked with the family until October when her illness forced her retirement. The family expresses deep appreciation to Lakeview Hospital, Avalon Care Center and finally Harmony Home Care and Hospice who made it possible for Mom to spend her last days in the home she dearly loved, and to friends, family and neighbors who expressed their love for Lois at the end. Funeral Services will be held at the Bountiful 45th Ward chapel, 115 Wicker Lane (1900 South Orchard Drive) on Wednesday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m. where a viewing will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. and Weds. 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery.

Wanda Claudette Nash Swainston 1935 - 2010

PRESTON - I, Wanda Claudette Nash Swainston, 74, passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at the Franklin County Nursing Home in Preston, Idaho. I was born in Logan, Utah, on Sept. 30, 1935, to Victor Paul and Wanda Bingham Nash. I lived in Linrose, Idaho, and attended grade school there. I then attended junior high and high school in Preston. I attended classes at Ricks College and the College of Southern Idaho and took correspondent classes from BYU.I married Norman Jay Swainston in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. We served a mission to the England Bristol Mission. I served in many callings in the church including Relief Society president, Young Women president, Primary president, and on the Young Women's stake board and Primary stake board. I loved the eight years I spent as a den mother for the Cub Scouts.
I am survived by my husband, Norm, of Preston; my daughter, Jerri (Jeff) Lowe, of Franklin, Idaho; two sons, Ed Wheeler, of Grace, Idaho, and Paul (Melody) Wheeler, of Blackfoot, Idaho; 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Amber Wheeler, of Grace; a step-son (who is like a son), Raine (Wendy) Swainston, of Nampa, Idaho; a brother, Victor Nash, of Preston; two sisters, LaFaye Lowe, of Meridian, Idaho, and Paula Austin of Shelley, Idaho; and a sister-in-law, Joan Nash, of Logan, Utah.  I was preceded in death by my son, Wade Wheeler, my parents, and a brother Mondell Nash.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Franklin Stake Center in Franklin, Idaho.  A viewing will be held Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Franklin Stake Center. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston.


Published in Logan Herald Journal from September 7 to September 21, 2010


Rulon Earl Mortensen 1930 - 2009

Rulon Earl Mortensen, 78, of Rexburg, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Madison Memorial Hospital. He was born May 5, 1930, in Salem to LeRoy and Esther Leona Brown Mortensen. He attended grade school in Sugar-Salem until the age of 12. His family moved to Lyman, where he finished grade school. He graduated from Madison High School in 1948 in Rexburg. He had just attended his 60th class reunion in August 2008.  He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in an elders quorum presidency and other various positions. He also served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He met his wife, Lillian, while skiing at Bear Gulch Ski Resort. They were married in the Idaho Falls LDS temple on June 24, 1955. They were blessed with 14 children, 78 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He farmed in the Lyman area all of his life and worked at Basic American Foods in Rexburg for more than 30 years. Rulon enjoyed feeding his cattle and feeding the fish in his pond. He loved farming and ranching, moving his cattle from his summer pastures in the Teton Basin and Crooked Creek areas and calving in the spring at his home ranch in Lyman. He loved taking drives with his wife and discovering beautiful places within a day's drive. He enjoyed hunting, camping and riding his four-wheeler. He loved to tease and play with his 78 grandchildren. He loved spending time with his children.
He was a very quiet, hard-working father. He left a great legacy for his beloved children and grandchildren to love and follow him. He was loved by all and will be missed greatly by all. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, of Rexburg; seven daughters, Leona Sue (Dan) Bezold of Logan, Utah, Doris (Dale) Mortimer of Rigby, Linda Gay (Richard) Law of St. Anthony, Kathy Jill (Richard) Brown of Lyman, Connie Jean (Jared) Fielding of Firth, Amy Jo (David) Bitter of Maricopa, Ariz., and Becky Ann (Brandt) Saxey of Alpine, Utah; seven sons, Earl B. (DenaJo) Mortensen of Wilford, Gary Lee (Kim) Mortensen of Afton, Wyo., Steven Ray (Kelly) Mortensen of Paradise, Utah, Lynn Ellis (JoAnn) Mortensen of Garland, Utah, Ross Alan (Darla) Mortensen of Parker, Colo., Jim Rulon (Stephanie) Mortensen and Kenneth Dean (Mindy) Mortensen of Lyman; two sisters, Myrtie (Errol) Johnson of Wilford and Mary Jane Rupard, of Twin Falls; one brother, Leon (Barbara) Mortensen of Lyman; 78 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in the Lyman 1st Ward building with Bishop Dan Peterson officiating. The family will visit with friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby, and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Sutton Cemetery under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. Condolences may be sent to the family on line at

Elda S. Ames  1909 - 2004

Grace Elda Swainston Ames, 95, died December 20, 2004, after a short illness. She was the wife of Leorin W. Ames (deceased) and the daughter of Ebenezer James Swainston and Harriet Ann Hughes (deceased). Elda was born on September 18, 1909 in Marysville, Idaho. She was married to Chester P. Call, with whom she had one daughter, Joan Kathleen Call Banks, who preceded her in death. She later married Leorin W. Ames on May 29, 1951, and was sealed to him in the Salt Lake Temple. They had one son, Carter S. Ames. Elda graduated from the University of Utah College of Nursing, and was employed as a Registered Nurse at L.D.S. Hospital for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leorin, daughter, Joan, parents and 12 siblings. She is survived by her son Carter, of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren, Gordon C. Banks and Scott E. Banks of Salt Lake City, Utah; Kathleen Banks Jeppesen of Alpine, Utah; and Jonathan C. Ames, Nicholas C. Ames and Colin E. Ames, all of Houston, Texas.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the L.D.S. Kearns 16th Ward Chapel, 4605 W. West Point Dr. The family will receive friends at a visitation one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the Ward. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 West 4100 South. Funeral Directors: Valley View Funeral Home. The family requests that donations be made to the University of Utah College of Nursing, Office of Development, 10 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5880 in lieu of flowers.

Published in the Deseret News on 12/22/2004.





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