Deborah McAffee Swainston

1969 ~ 2021


July 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
4232 W 5015 S Kearns
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    July 13, 2021
    1:00 PM
    4232 W 5015 S Kearns
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  • Deborah McAffee Swainston, passed away peacefully at home on July 6, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 8, 1969, in Salt Lake City, UT, to her parents, Edward B McAffee and Susan Ruth Dyer.

    Always a mother at heart, Deborah helped care for her siblings after her mother’s early death and dedicated much of her life to raising 6 beautiful children to adulthood. Talented and crafty, Deborah played clarinet and sung in madrigals as a youth.

    She was a strong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with an inspiring testimony. She attended Rick’s College in Idaho and worked as a receptionist while living in Pennsylvania. As an adult, she enjoyed reading mysteries, scrapbooking, creating masterpieces with coloring pencils, and various crafts.

    Deborah married and was sealed to the love of her life, Warren Swainston, for all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. They have been married for 31 years, and an eternity to come. Her grandchildren will always have a special part of her heart.

    A viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, from 12:12-45 PM at the Kearns 14th ward house (4232 W 5015 S Kearns). A service will follow at 1 PM. For those who wish to view the recording of the services may do so here:
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    We just learned of Debbie's passing. What a wonderful and beautiful person. We were blessed to be neighbors for several years when she was a young woman. She and her family were a strong part of our neighborhood. May your family have the Lord's comfort and know you will be together again. Love, Denice & Larry Meyer

    - Larry & Denice Meyer

    So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing! You are such good kids and had such a devoted mom. May you all live lives that will make her proud! God bless all of you! Love, Mrs. Shirley Gylling

    - Shirley Gylling

    We're so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. It's been a long time since we've seen her and her wonderful family and sisters. But we have some of the very sweetest remembrances of you all. You're all in our prayers. Wish we could be there to hug you and tell you in person. Hope her love and good memories will help your hearts now.
    Pam West and Bobbie, John and Isaac

    - Pam R West