Obituary of Cora Jean Morrey Swenson
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Cora Jean Morrey Swenson
August 16, 1931 ~ January 10, 2011
Cora Jean Morrey Swenson
BORN: August 16, 1931
DIED: January 10, 2011
LOCATION: Spanish Fork, UT
Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Cora Jean Morrey Swenson, peacefully went into the loving arms of Jesus and her Heavenly home. She was reunited with her sweetheart on Monday, January 10, 2011.
Cora was born on August 16, 1931 in Payson, Utah to Albert James and Sarah Rae Smith Morrey.
She married Jack Dale Swenson on June 24, 1949 in Ferron, Utah and they were sealed in the Manti Temple on March 5, 1955. They shared 54 wonderful years together before he passed away in 2006.
Cora was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and her family was her highest priority.
Cora worked as a LPN and worked at Hughes Hospital in Spanish Fork and the Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. She was caring, compassionate, and dedicated to those she cared for.
She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, camping, and family activities.
She was the American Legion State President and the State President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cora has served as a visiting teacher since 1950. She also served as Primary President, twice, and in the Choir.
Cora is survived by her four children, Lee Ann (Bill) Bailey, Alexander, AR; Steve A. (Patricia) Swenson, Cokeville, WY; Jolene (Eldon) Stubbs, Spanish Fork, UT; and Allen (Kimberly) Swenson, Craig, CO; 18 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; her brother, James “Jim” Albert (Lorna) Morrey; and her sister, Leslie Rae Wareham.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dale Swenson; her parents, Albert James Morrey and Sarah Rae Smith Morrey; a brother, Curtis Byron (Bud) Allred; a great grandson, Codey Clint Montague; and a great granddaughter, Sagan Maureen Knight.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Canyon Ward Chapel, 3477 E. Riverbottoms Road, Spanish Fork, Utah (see www.walkerfamilymortuary.com for map).
Family and friends may call on Thursday evening, January 13, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 187 S. Main Street, Spanish Fork, or on Friday morning at the church from 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to 11:00 a.m. services.
Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
Walker Spanish Fork Mortuary