Alan Swanson

Alan E. Swanson was born May 24, 1957 in Oak Park, Illinois. In 1975, he moved to Boulder Colorado to attend the University of Colorado where he became an avid Buffs Fan! Alan had a long and successful career in the banking industry. Starting at United Bank of Boulder, moved onto Colorado National Bank and then was Market President for Vectra Bank in Boulder. His most recent position was Vice President of Corporate Banking for Merrill Lynch. Alan was very involved in the Boulder and Longmont communities. He was President of the Boulder Philharmonic, Chair of the Capital Campaign for the People's Clinic, committee chair for the American Cancer Society and the Longmont Humane Society. Alan was an enthusiastic sports fan and quite an athlete himself. He loved to ski hard, bike hard, and exercise daily. Alan was married to Alice Swanson for 28 years. They had an incredibly loving, successful and vibrant friendship and marriage. Because of his love of people and and his thirst for fun, Alan was surrounded by hundreds who considered him part of their families. Alan was preceded in death by his father, Frank Swanson. He is survived by his wife Alice Swanson, mother Louise Freda Swanson of Boulder, Colorado, sisters Kathleen Shanks of Jupiter, FL, Noreen Hirsch of Winnetka, IL, Arleen Morrow of Golden, CO. Nieces Jennifer Marinak of New York, Kim Hirsch of New York, Brittany Morrow and Brianna Morrow of Boulder, CO, Andrew Horning of Boston, MA and Stephen Horning at West Point Military Academy in New York. Services are as follows: Viewing - Thursday, January 24th from 11:00am-12:30pm at Rocky Mountain Christian Church. 9447 Niwot Road, Niwot, Colorado. Services - Thursday, January 24th at 1:00pm at Rocky Mountain Christian Church 9447 Niwot Road, Niwot, Colorado Reception following service from 2:00-4:00pm at Oskar Blues - 1800 Pike Road Longmont, CO - Alan was a loyal conservative. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Republican Party :)

Published in The Daily Camera from Jan. 18 to Jan. 23, 2013