Kenneth L. Swanson (1940 - 2007)

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Kenneth Lyle Swanson, 67, died Aug. 29, 2007, in Bozeman.

Kenneth Swanson has won victory over death in the loving arms of his savior Jesus Christ.

He was born in Dagus Mines, Pa., on April 4, 1940, to Lyle and Mary Swanson.

Kenneth retired from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1993 after 32 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Swanson of Montana; mother, Mary Swanson of Pennsylvania; mother-in-law, Loretta Baum of Montana; son, Arrick and Bonnie Swanson of Montana; son, Aaron and Debra Swanson of Texas; daughter, Tamela Swanson of Michigan; six grandchildren, Kenneth, Lyle, Austin, Mason, Rachael and Marion; and one great-granddaughter, Leyah.

The joy of Ken's life has always been family. He also enjoyed fishing and reading. His gift was in sharing his love of God and family through Marriage Encounter.

Daddyisms: "Generosity without expectations, regardless of hardship." "Do not judge people; simply observe their morals and values to weigh your own actions and conduct in your life." "Love is not an emotion, it is a conscious decision." "Travel with your family and send a postcard to your friends to share your journey."

Cremation has taken place. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Valley of Flowers Catholic Church in Belgrade. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, also at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to Hospice, c/o Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center; or to Locks of Love, 915 Highland Blvd., Bozeman 59715.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 31, 2007
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