Cory Paul Swapp
1999 - 2015
BORN
1999
DIED
2015
Cory Paul Swapp
April 14, 1999~July 10, 2015
Herriman, UT-Our sweet, loving son and brother, Cory Paul Swapp, passed away July 10, 2015. He was 16 years old. Though his earthly life was short, he influenced many people with his infectious personality, genuine sense of humor and bigger-than-life-smile. His presence will be greatly missed by many but especially his family. We are heartbroken by his passing and hope someday to understand the hopelessness and silent evils that inflict a child's spirit.
Cory loved life and was eager to learn new things and experience all kinds of new adventures. Cory was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was working to become an Eagle Scout. A candle light vigil took place on Friday evening (July 10) to remember his life and tell stories and form legends about Cory. It was attended by over 200 classmates, friends and team members. He played rugby for the Lowland Lions and was a member of the Riverton High School Hockey Team. He will always be remembered for the wild socks and the "animal" T-Shirts he wore everywhere (except church).
Cory is survived by his parents, Heidi and Eric Swapp, two brothers: Colton and Connor, two sisters: Quincy and Capri, as well as a lot of cousins, aunts and uncles and grandparents.
Funeral services for Cory will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Herriman South Stake Center, 14550 South Juniper Crest, Herriman UT, where a viewing will be held on Tuesday evening, July 14, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Cory will be interred in the Larkin Sunset Garden Cemetery at 1950 E. 10600 S., Sandy, Utah. Please leave online condolences for the family at www.larkinmortuary.com.
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Published by Deseret News on Jul. 12, 2015.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Viewing
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Herriman South Stake Center
14550 South Juniper Crest, Herriman, Utah
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Viewing
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Herriman South Stake Center
14550 South Juniper Crest, Herriman, Utah
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11:00a.m.
Herriman South Stake Center
14550 South Juniper Crest, Herriman, Utah
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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Barbara Lemley - Hestilow
February 27, 2017
NUNCA VI UM FUNERAL DE UMA PESSOA TO CHEIA DE LUZ .ELE VEIO PARA DEIXAR SUA MENSAGEM DE AMOR E ALEGRIA .SO LUIS -MA BRASIL
ANDREA RAPOSO SILVA
October 31, 2016
All my sympathies to your family. There is no way to ever get past the loss of a child,but we must learn to live on in spite if it. I believe the ache is always there, but the good memories will begin to be more in the forefront over time. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, only Your way. I lost my only sibling to suicide many years ago. I know how a sister feels about losing a brother and I watched my parents suffer an unthinkable pain. Please make sure you all feel free to talk about your feelings and cry all you want! God bless you each and may Cory be free from his pain at last.
Debra Gaudin
December 20, 2015
Thinking of in your loss.lovingly from Texas.
TERRI HORN
October 7, 2015
I'm so very sorry for the loss of your son, Cory. My heart goes out to you. I pray God's comforting arms be around you.
I too, lost my son Tim this way when he was 29. The pain still lingers.
Stay strong and know you are loved by millions.
Bonnie Mosemak
September 4, 2015
My thoughts and prayers for comfort for your family. I read your story and am so glad you have your faith to help you.
Cindy
August 17, 2015
darlin, I am so sorry. I don't have words to make it any better. God love you, sugar, I pray that the peace of Jesus will fill your heart and your home. May you feel God's supernatural strength in this painful time in your life. I'm crying with you. Sending my deepest of all condolences, however, I know nothing will ever help but Jesus, our Lord. Touched by your loss, Love A Fellow Cardmaker.
August 14, 2015
so sorry for you loss. i cant imagine the pain you're going thru
August 7, 2015
Cory, où que tu sois, trouve la paix. Heidi, aimer c'est pouvoir laisser partir les êtres chers, et cela est difficile, mais quelle belle preuve d'amour. Je pense bien tendrement à votre famille et à vous. Toutes mes condoléances.Marianne France.
MARSIAS marianne
August 7, 2015
Praying you have Strength and Hope for each day in this new journey your family is forever on. I am a Gold Star Mom just over two years now, so I DO understand this new path we must go on, but with our Father in Heaven, who gives us Peace knowing His will be done and Romans 8:28-29 is our Hope
Kathlene Miller
August 6, 2015
I am so saddened to hear such tragic news about your son. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I too lost a son at age 4 and know how your heart hurts. You just can't understand why? So many questions unanswered. I pray that time will help heal your heart but I know it will never be completely mended. God will continue to give you strength, keep your faith!
Mary Zulick
August 5, 2015
I just heard the news today and read your blog, My Heart...Corys story. ,My heart and prayers go out to your Family Godspeed Cory .
Debi Sizemore
August 5, 2015
HEIDI, My prayers go out to you and your family. I am sending hugs to you and your family. May our God give you comfort, and the strength to go forward as Cory has gone to be with Jesus.
Angel59874
August 4, 2015
Sending big hugs and many prayers. I have met you several times w/my daughter via scrapbooking many years ago. We've seen your kids grow up on the many beautiful layouts you have created. You are a true inspiration. My heart breaks for you & your family. Thinking of you all. xo - ##
Julie Garcia-Matus
August 4, 2015
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Cynthia Clark
August 3, 2015
So sorry for your loss. I only know you through scrapbooking, but having read your blog post I feel the need to send you my condolences.x x
Nicola Girdlestone
August 2, 2015
God Bless----MOM & the family,you are in our hearts.
Sadie Hone
August 1, 2015
Heidi, We have never met, but I know you from the scrapbooking world. I am deeply saddened for your family regarding the passing of Cory. Words cannot express the sorrow. Please know you are being thought of in central California by a fellow scrapbooker.
Robin Alexander
Robin Alexander
August 1, 2015
Condolences to your family at this very sad time.
Thinking of you all....Judi Miles and family from Bendigo in Australia. xoxo RIP Cory
July 30, 2015
Heidi , I am so sorry for you and your family in losing Cory, he looked like such an amazing young man ❤ I have followed your blog for a long time and have enjoyed watching your family's love and spirit. I thank you so much for sharing your story with all of us, many of us have family struggles and often feel like we are the only ones. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family .
Jayne
July 30, 2015
I just heard the terrible news of your precious boys passing, so sad for you Swapp family, my heart reaches out to yours in a genuine but feeble attempt to bring you some comfort in your pain, and my prayers are with you all. I have a book of yours Heidi, and in it there is a page with a lovely story describing Corys kind and compassionate heart, what a beautiful son you raised, you must be so proud of him. Much love to all of you x
Emma Togwell
July 30, 2015
It has been a couple of weeks since I first sent a message. You and your family have been heavy on my heart. Tonight, I read your blog. I am heartbroken and deeply touched by your honesty, willingness to share your story, your strength to make sure that Cory's life was celebrated even in a time of terrible grief, as well as the strength of your faith. You are an amazing woman. I will continue to pray for you, your husband and sweet children. Lots of love.....
Anna Heller
July 29, 2015
Dear Heidi and family,
although you don't know me, I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the passing of your beloved son. I'm so sorry for your loss. One can hardly imagine what you are going through right now.
Memory is like a window through which I can see you whenever I want to.
Corinna Lehn
July 29, 2015
Tootsie Brown
July 29, 2015
I just read your blog--with tears flowing. I know what you are going through (I lost my 10 year old son in 1976)and my heart hurts for you. The funeral was beautiful and unique. My love and deepest sympathy to all of you.
Tootsie Brown
July 29, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Your memories are precious, keep them in your heart.
Elly Vitullo
July 29, 2015
I read this with a heavy heart as I too had to say GoodBye to my son who took his own life way too early. Thank you for sharing and I was happy to read how strong your faith is.
Gretchen Carlos
July 29, 2015
My heart and love goes out to you and I pray the Lord will bless you with peace, love, comfort and strength. I understand the loss of a child, my own son passed away four years ago of cancer, he was 35 and had other illnesses before the cancer. I am here for you if you need to talk, I live in Central Utah near Richfield. My email is [email protected] and phone 435-527-8877. My love and prayers are with you.
Sandra Callery
July 29, 2015
My sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful son. I have followed Heidi on the craft channel and love your way of showing us how to preserve our memories and present them in such a creative way. As a mom of a teenage boy, my heart goes out to you, as this could truly happen to anyone. Growing up is not easy for today's children and we do everything we can to protect them and sometimes have no control over a situation. It is heartbreaking and such a tragedy. I am praying for your family for peace and the will to go on. Your heart will never be the same and I am truly sorry for your loss. Looking at your blog post and pictures made me cry and so sad for all of you. Eternal rest grant unto Cory, O Lord and my Your perpetual light shine upon him. May all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in Peace. Amen. Much love, hugs and prayers to all those grieving the loss of this beautiful soul. -Robyn Cima
July 29, 2015
You don't know me but I found your blog post and was intrigued with the legacy your son left. Your story is inspiring. I lost my 23 year old daughter last month and I feel so much of your pain and sense of loss. Sending you love and prayers for peace and healing.
Sonya Balling
July 28, 2015
So sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
Helen Blankenship
July 28, 2015
I cannot imagine what you are having to walk through, prayers for your family. May you be blessed with peace that passes all understanding from our Heavenly Father. I am weeping with those that weep, my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry, please know there are so many of us praying for you.
Cameron Gruetzner
July 28, 2015
Nous partageons à travers le monde votre peine et votre douleur. Puisse Dieu vous accompagner dans votre peine
Pascale Guerineau
July 28, 2015
What a handsome boy Cory is. I have followed the Heidi Swapp line. Being a Utah Heidi as well. Reading your story on your blog I decided to share it with my own children. Help them understand better what goes on in this world. He will be missed and I can tell he was a great son and brother. Hugs. Heidi Beck
July 28, 2015
Your family will probably never be aware of how your story has touched the depths of many hearts around all the world. Shine up there,Cory.
#MOSTBEAUTIFULSMILEEVERSEEN
Anabel ZL
July 28, 2015
nessuno dovrebbe subire ciò che tu hai passato. non immagino neppure il tuo dolore. ti abbraccio forte, che tu possa trovare un pò di pace.
Rossana Lupo
July 28, 2015
You and I don't know each other, but as an avid scrapbooker since 1998, I feel like I've seen your family grow up through the layouts you shared in magazines and online. I can't imagine your pain, it's something that no parent should go through. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Please know that I've kept you all in prayer throughout and after reading your beautiful blog post will continue on.
Beth Mooney
July 27, 2015
My heart goes out to the Swapp family. May God put his loving arms around each of you and comfort you and give you precious memories to cherish.
Bettye Housley
July 27, 2015
My heart goes out to your family. I have no words to say other thank you are in my prayers. EB in Connecticut
July 27, 2015
Praying for strength and comfort, for the entire Swapp family. As you go forth during this heartbreaking time! I don't know you personally, I'm just one of your loyal followers. My heart truly breaks for you all!
LaKeitha Friday
July 27, 2015
Dear Heidi,
I usally wouldn't do this (because I don't know know you), but I have been a huge fan of yours for from the beginning of your scrapbooking line. And because I too have lost a son, 21 years ago. My heart aches for you and your family. May you all be able to heal and move forward. God Bless -Kim Maggard
July 27, 2015
Dri Gallinucci
July 27, 2015
I am truly sorry for the loss of your precious son Cory.
Only God knows why these things happen. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.
Patti Zawadski (Fellow Scrapbooker) God Bless You
Patti Zawadski
July 27, 2015
Eric and Heidi, Life can be so challenging. We are strengthened by your courage and dependence on the Lord. With all our love, Carol Ray Decker and Family
July 27, 2015
Alexandra Meffert
July 27, 2015
Jeri Moody
July 27, 2015
Heidi. I am so sorry.
I took one of your classes at Memory Lane long time ago You were so nice.
Diane Lankford
July 27, 2015
I am so sorry this has happened to your family. I am the mother of four children, and I have one living. I know this journey, and it is a difficult one. But the one thing I can tell you is that our Father has a plan, and he cares very deeply for us. Trusting him is what helps me to get through each day. God bless.
Heidi Christensen
July 27, 2015
I send you all my prayers from Spain... I'm so sorry and I'm feeling so sad for this terrible loss!! Always try to keep you strong and united ... just like Cory would like to see his family!
Marta Vallés
July 27, 2015
Through tears reading your amazing heartfelt tribute to your dear son, Cory, was a gift. To share the deepest sorrow one can ever imagine with so many was the bravest of all things. My heart is heavy for you and your adorable family. Please relay special condolences to Cory's siblings. I am so very sorry for your loss.
XOXO Feeling helpless in Calif.
Lyndia Fillpot
July 27, 2015
kiss from ROME
Sascha & Sofia
❤❤❤❤❤❤
sascha gallo
July 27, 2015
although, I don't know you personally, I have followed you through your love of scrapbooking. It is so awesome to know that you have pictures and journaling that will transcend time with memories of Cory...Thank you for sharing, what has to be, the hardest thing a mother should
ever have to go through...my prayers are with you and your family.
Carolyn Wall, Meridian, Ms.
July 27, 2015
Nicola Clarke
July 27, 2015
With all my love so sorry to the family , i am a scrapper from Spain i sent you all my pradera.
July 27, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as you go through thsi difficult time. Susan Filce
July 27, 2015
Swapp family,
I am so sorry for your loss... From everything that I just read your son was very special and loved by many.... It is the hardest thing that any parent should have to do is bury their child... No parent should experience this pain... I understand the pain and suffering that you family is going thru as I too have lost a son. I wish you and your family lots of love and encouragement during this difficult time.... My deepest condolences to you and your family...
Kimberly hanna
July 27, 2015
Dear Heidi and the whole Swapp family, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. You have share so much of your life I feel like I knew Cory. Take care of each of other and enjoy the wonderful memories of Cory till you meet again.
Gina Baj
July 27, 2015
I am so saddened by your loss of your beautiful son cory depression is a terrible thing that takes many a young life take solace in knowing that you gave cory the best life you could and you both should be proud of each other for the young man you raised I am a mother of three young men and I pray that I never have to feel the pain you all are feeling I'm glad you celebrated Corey's life he sounds like a real character and very loved sending you all a big hug and kiss and no that a lot of people are thinking of you God bless you and your family xxx
Sharryn Earl
July 27, 2015
Sending love...
Anne-Marie Cox
July 27, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this difficult time.
Mary Clarke
July 26, 2015
Praying for you all! We've had a similar loss with a family friend and my heart goes out to each of you. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and may he bring you all comfort and peace knowing that you have an angel in heaven!
Lauren Ascher
July 25, 2015
July 21, 2015
Dear Heidi --
We just found out about your Cory. My heart is aching for you. I so remember when my mother died and you sent me a beautiful letter of comfort that I still cherish today. We don't understand these things, but can find comfort in remembering the marvelous times that were shared and knowing the Lord is there. If I could give you anything right now it would be time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you - I know how this hurts and I love you so much.
Shirley England
July 21, 2015
I wish there was something I could say or do that would help you find answers and peace during this difficult time. I do know that God has his loving arms wrapped around you and will - one day - reveal his reasons for this horrible situation. May God's peace and grace sustain you until then. Laurie - just another fan.
Laurie Brooks
July 21, 2015
I met you many years ago at a Scrapbook retreat, you made every single person feel special. I loved watching your kids grow up through your projects. My heart aches for you right now, I have a 16 year old son. You are loved and cared about, please know that I am thinking about you and your family.

Susan Weiner
July 21, 2015
I cannot imagine the pain you and your family are going through. May your faith in the lord provide you with solace and peace.
July 20, 2015
My deepest condolences on your loss. There are no words for such a tragedy. Prayers to your family and friends.
Anna-Marie O'Rourke
July 20, 2015
God Bless the Swapp family. I have prayed for all of y'all...

Trusting In Him,
Krissi
July 20, 2015
Dearest Heidi and Family, keeping you all deep within my heart, my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your sweet boy. May the years of precious memory making with Cory carry you through the difficult times. My heartfelt condolences. ❤
Linda Walton
July 19, 2015
Audrey Smirh
July 19, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear about Cory-- I wish all of his family and friends fond memories of him to sustain you. --Jahn
Jahn Curran
July 17, 2015
May god be with your family at this time! My condolences!
Liza Gonzalez
July 17, 2015
I don't know Heidi or the family personally but of course am highly familiar with Heidi's talent and products. My heart is truly breaking for this beautiful family. May God bless you, hold you and keep you in His love and in your memories of your beautiful boy.
July 16, 2015
My prayers are with you through this journey. Wanda Bradey, Inman, SC
July 16, 2015
Keeping you all in my prayers
Kathryn
July 16, 2015
My heart and prayers go out to you and your family Heidi. So sorry for your loss.
Traci Armbrust
July 16, 2015
arlene david
July 16, 2015
God bless you and keep you in his loving arms, Cory. Rest well and suffer no more. Watch over your mom, dad and siblings and know they will always love you and need your love shining down on them. Hugs and prayers to the Swapp family. His love will continue on through you and our Savior. Blessings.
Tina Gilliland
July 16, 2015
I am truly sorry for your loss Heidi and for your family's loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers always.
Lee-Anne Thornton
July 16, 2015
Heidi and Family...prayers from my husband and I in Kentucky. Condolences and may God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you.
Lynn Wilcox
July 16, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Margaret Cassar
July 15, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
July 15, 2015
SO sorry for your lose,parents and family and friends are in my daily prayers.
Deborah
July 15, 2015
Heidi and family, my husband and myself are so sorry
for this. Such a sad thing. Hoping you all find some peace in the coming days. (We meet in Orem at your Minc showing.) Carla and Phil Hundley
Carla Hundley
July 15, 2015
How can it be a happy time right now. It's hard to lose someone so young and vibrant. You can remember and share the great times you had with him. And smile. Then you will be happy once again. He is at peace now with our LORD. I share the sadness in the grieving you are going through. You are in my prayers.
Jane Rappleyea
July 15, 2015
Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers during this time. May God comfort you the way only He can.
Shari Young
July 15, 2015
May your memories bring you peace. My prayers are with your family.
Lynn Banister
July 15, 2015
Praying that God will embrace and comfort you all as you mourn the loss of your beloved son.. :(
Carolyn Irizarry
July 15, 2015
Praying for comfort and peace. Know that you will see him again one day in heaven!
Cathy Stevens
July 15, 2015
Thoughts, love, and prayers from Louisiana. I enjoyed meeting Heidi and her down to earth ways at SNAP this past April. I pray your family receives comfort in knowing he is now an angel in Heaven.
Jennifer
July 15, 2015
I can't begin to know the depth of your grief over the loss of your beloved son, Cory. But as a mother, I can imagine. My deepest sympathies. May you find comfort in all the love & prayers offered.
Leah Cockrum
July 15, 2015
Heidi, Eric and not to forget Colton, Quincey, Capri and Connor. Please accept my sincerest condolences on what is sure to be the most difficult of days you've all had to endure. My thoughts have been on your family all day. I cannot imagine the pain you've all suffered but I am confident that you'll hold one another up as you all process the new normal. There'll be good times ahead along with many sad I am sure but as a family you will support one another while honouring Corys memory.
I pray that he's found peace. Most of us cannot begin to understand the suffering of those who resort to a final act but hopefully with time, support and awareness more will find what they need to change their perspective and outlook and eventually find happiness again.
Lots of love to your beautiful family and may your handsome young man rest in peace.
Trisha Ladouceur
July 15, 2015
Thinking of your family at this difficult time. Hoping you can find strength and support from friends, family and community. May your hearts always be filled with special memories of this handsome young man.
Renee Shlachter
July 15, 2015
So so very sorry for the loss of your son. I know he was greatly loved and a precious member of your family. God bless you all as you recover from this tragedy.
Vicki
July 15, 2015
I don't know you personally but my heart breaks for you and yours. Please accept my condolences. I pray that you will find comfort.
Vickie Gubler
July 15, 2015
Corey's smile and energetic spirit brought joy to our home. We are blessed to have him in our life. We know that he will be serving our Father in Heaven, and he will have the opportunity to touch many more lives. Your family is in our prayers as you grieve this unbearable loss. We love you Swapp family.

Matt and Jen Hawkes Family
July 15, 2015
Heidi, I'm so very sorry to hear of your son's passing! I hope you and your family are filled with peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones at this time.

Heidi Horoba Porter
July 15, 2015
Jenny K
July 15, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and help you find peace. God speed, Corey!
Terri Mickelson
July 15, 2015
I am so very sorry about the loss of your sweet son. May Heavenly Father bless you during this time of profound grief.
Paula Moore
July 15, 2015