Patricia Belle (Slack) Swanson, age 80, died Monday, June 29, 2020 in St. George, Utah. She was born June 15, 1940 in Cedar City, Utah to Ed and Frances Slack. On April 3, 1957, she married Duane Leary in Cedar City, Utah. Together, they had five children. Through life’s many changes, she later married Norman ‘Grant’ Swanson and his three children. The families were united on August 24, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two were later sealed in the Los Angeles temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Patricia grew up in Cedar City, UT, but moved to Las Vegas, NV, where she raised her family, eventually retiring to Overton, NV in 1996. She has always been an active member in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Much of her time was devoted to her husband, children and ward members. She enjoyed quilting, talking on the phone and visiting with her friends. Her love and passion for her children and grandchildren was immeasurable. She had a heart of gold and was truly one of a kind. She touched so many lives and will be forever missed.
Survivors include her husband, Grant of Overton; four sons and three daughters: Karen (Guy) Schiessl of Williston, ND; Lori Riggs of Las Vegas, NV; Michael Grant (Katrina) Swanson of LaVerkin, UT; Michael Ray (Janiece) Swanson of Milford, UT; Shannon (Will) Nevil of Killeen, TX; Daniel (Madalyn) Swanson of Cedar City, UT; Tom (Maria) Swanson of Las Vegas, NV; and Donna (Daryl Forrester) Swanson of Overton, NV; 23 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; three brothers and four sisters: Wilma Anderson, Bruce (Sherry) Slack, Claude (Kathy) Slack, Mike (Lynn) Slack, Gloria Gifford, Kathy (Ralph) Danise and Wendy (Glade) Frehner. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy Leary; two brothers, Bob and Boyd Slack.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Moapa Valley Mortuary, Logandale, Nevada. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the services will be for family only. Friends and family not attending are invited to sign our online guest book and to watch the live stream at www.moapavalleymortuary.com
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