Paul Swapp

Senior Master Sergeant Paul Williams Swapp passed away August 4, 2020 at home with his wife and son Jeff at his side. Between regular Air Force and the Reserves Paul served 32 years for his country, which he was very proud of. During that time he received multiple accommodations for his outstanding work. Paul was born in Kanab, Utah March 3, 1939 to Royal and Lois Swapp, the oldest of three boys. He graduated from Kanab High School in 1957 where he was very popular; he played basketball and served as student body president. Paul then went on to College at Utah State University. He lacked one semester of graduating, when he went into the Air Force. Paul held several jobs before going to work for the Bureau of Land Management, which he retired from in 2000 after 26 years, he was assistant district manager. Paul met the love of his life Beverly in September 1976, he always told people “the first time I met her I knew I was going to marry her”. Four months later he got his wish, they were married February 17, 1977 and two years later, with their two boys Doug and Jeff they were sealed in the St. George Temple December 13, 1979. Paul was an avid outdoorsman; he loved hunting, fishing and camping with his family. Dutch oven cooking was his specialty at every family gathering. In addition, he loved gardening and no matter where he lived he always had a great garden which would produce a bounty of vegetables, which he was happy to share with everyone. Paul was also a champion trap shooter and has more gold metals than we can count. Above all, his favorite thing to do was ATVing with his wife Beverly. They especially loved going to the Rocky Mountain ATV Jamboree in Richfield, which Paul helped start. The Gooseberry ride is dedicated to Paul Swapp, whose vision for the trail system and the Jamboree has helped to make them what they are today. Paul is survived by his wife Beverly and children, Brian, Danielle, Douglas (Shiann), Jeffery, Granddaughter Brandy and a great grandson Brandon. Paul was preceded in death by his parents and brothers David and Lewis. The family would like to especially thank Amber and Sierra with Horizon Home Health for the loving care they gave Paul.


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