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Jack Randall Swan


1945 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Jack Randall Swan Obituary
Jack Randall Swan, 71, of Glenns Ferry, passed away at home on September 8, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. A viewing will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glenns Ferry on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with a viewing at 10 a.m., funeral services at 11 a.m. and burial will follow at Glenn Rest Cemetery, all in Glenns Ferry. Arrangements under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mtn. Home, ID.
Jack was born February 7, 1945 in Denver, Colorado to John Edwin Swan and Sarah Frances Allison. His mother later married Thomas Alton Moon whom Jack viewed as his father. Growing up, the family relocated often due to his father's military service. In 1967, at the age of 17, Jack joined the Navy and served on a Minesweeper in Vietnam.
Jack married Laurie Chisolm and together they had two children; Alison and Tyrone. In 1978, he married Leisa Spaulding and had two children; Todd and Mandy. In 1986, Jack married Gay Woods who had 3 young daughters of her own; Rachelle, Patricia, and Amber and together they had daughter Sarah. On September 19, 1988, Jack and Gay were sealed together in the Salt Lake Temple.
Throughout Jacks life, he worked for Abby Rentals, the Blackfoot Police Department, US Department of Agriculture, McALVAIN and ESI, he worked as an investigator for the FBI doing background check for high clearance positions, and after retirement he would drive truck during the harvest for local farmers.
Jack loved hunting, fishing and anything that allowed him to be outside with the animals or tinkering with stuff around the property. He enjoyed mowing the lawn and loved giving his grandkids rides on his John Deere lawn mower. He also loved helping the 4-H Dairy kids with their projects.
Jack loved his family and his grandchildren very much and was a man who made and kept friends wherever he went.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Gay, his children Alison (Michael) Young of Sparks, NV, Tyrone Swan of Rialto, CA, Todd (Sara) Spaulding and Amanda (Mike) Baker both of Idaho Falls, Rachelle (Ron) Losser of Inkom, ID, Patricia (Calvin) Nash of Blackfoot, ID, Amber (Colin) Smith of Gooding, ID and Sarah Swan of Glenns Ferry, ID, sisters Diane Wilson and Margaret Farnes both of Salem, OR, and 21 grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Kim and brother Bill.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 15, 2016
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