Deseret News, 04/05/17
1921 ~ 2017
Our sweet, charitable mother and grandmother, Deloris Newbrand Swenson Speirs, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born November 13, 1921 in Daniels, Idaho, the fifth of seven children to John Joseph Newbrand and Ida Ruegsegger. She married Carl David Swenson, deceased, October 11, 1940 in the Logan Temple and had six children together and were later divorced. On September 15, 1967, she married and was later sealed to Harold Keeley Speirs. Harold passed away December 29, 2012.
Deloris was a tender, devoted wife, mother and friend. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving two senior missions and working in the Timpanogos Temple with Harold. An accomplished singer and organist, music became the center of her life.
Deloris is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Lester and Delwyn Newbrand, sisters, Ruby Obray, Alice Olsen and Reah Newbrand, and her sons Christopher Danford and Gregory Lynn Swenson. She is survived by her sister, Emma Lyle Boehme, her children Jay Carl Swenson (Carolyn), NaDine Gibby (Robert), Brian David Swenson (Elaine), Dian Tucker (Sterling), 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grand and 11 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at 9227 S Wild Clover Lane (4970 W), West Jordan, Utah. Friends and family may visit Thursday 6-8 PM and Friday 9:30-10:30 AM, both at the ward. Interment will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. For more on her life, please visit larkincares.com.
Published in Deseret News on Apr. 5, 2017