Bain Judd Swapp aged 82, died Tuesday April 21, 2020. Born October 27, 1937, in Kanab Utah., to James Mark Swapp and Ru Anna Judd. He married Jessalyn Empey the love of his life on June 24, 1961 in St. George, Utah.
During his active years in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints he had been ordained to the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood.
Bain joined the United States Army in May 17, 1956, he was stationed in Germany serving his country and upon his discharge of May 16, 1958, was released with an Honorable Release from Active Duty of the rank of Specialist Third Class and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Sharpshooter in rifles. He was asked to maintain his service with the Army, but always joking around he said he was far too smart to stay, but then, later on wished he would have.
Bain was a police officer in St. George for a number of years. He was an active member of the St. George Lions Club as well as a member of the Elks Club, until he moved to Kanab. He started learning his electrical trade with his father-in-law Clark Empey and when he moved with his family to Kanab he started his own business of Swapp Electric. After he retired, he maintained his electrical license until the ripe old age of 80 years, he continued to share his electrical knowledge with his friends and those in need.
He was a member of the St. George Lions Club, as well becoming the President of the Kanab Lions Club on July 1, 1977. Later he was a member of the Kanab JC for youngmen. He was a very active member of the community and for a time served on the Kanab City Council. He believed in helping his community and took an active role in helping his fellow beings.
Bain was one of the founders of the UT/AZ ATV Club. He served in numerous roles as well as numerous adventures and rides.
Bain was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his children Lila Rae Swapp, Mark (Maria) Swapp, Tiffany Scales, and his seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Chyrel Swapp, Jan Dixon, and Hattie Swapp.
Burial will be May 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm in Kanab Cemetery under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.
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Bain was a very generous man. If he was your friend, he was a friend for life. He was taken away from us way too soon. He helped my daughter with electrical work in her home and refused to accept anything. He was a great friend to my mother after she lost the love of her life, Bob. I feel my life is truly much more blessed because of knowing Bain.
Thinking of you and your family during this time.