Marcenne Mae Sweigart Calderon, 81 of South Jordan, Utah, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
Marcenne was born June 30th,1940 to Claude and Anne Sweigart in Long Beach, California. After graduating from McClatchy High School in Sacramento, CA, she studied Elementary Education at Sacramento City College, Oakland City College and Brigham Young University, graduating with a teaching credential.
She began teaching mid-year in Orem for a teacher on maternity leave before accepting her first full-year contract in California in the Hayward School District. Her career in education began before and continued after raising two sets of twins. She retired in 2002 from the Ceres Unified School District in California.
She wed Robert Robertson Croft in 1965 and they had four children together. Catherine RoAnne Croft Findlay and Robert Sweigart Croft were born January 13th, 1967 and Rebekah Marcenne Croft Krieger and Rachel Marcenne Croft were born August 14th, 1974.
Marcenne had many talents. She was a phenomenal marimba player and performer in the Bay area in her youth and was well known for her rendition of The Lord’s Prayer. She was a pianist and later took organ lessons to be able to play in church. She was artistic and loved to paint and create flower arrangements.
Marcenne married Jose E. Calderon on January 18, 1997 in the Denver Colorado LDS Temple. Jose was Mom’s sweetheart and constant companion who served her with loving care as her health declined. He stood by her side, adored her and cared for her for 25 years. They moved from California in 2003 and resided together in South Jordan, Utah.
Marcenne was preceded in death by her parents Claude and Anne and her beautiful grand-daughter, Sara Louise Findlay. She is survived by her husband, Jose E. Calderon, her brother, John Mark Wenger Sweigart, her children and their families: Brad and Catherine Findlay (Draper, UT), Robert and Erin Croft (Vancouver, WA), Les and Rebekah Krieger (Parker, CO), Rachel Croft (Modesto, CA), 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and her sweet fur-baby Mimi.
Services include a Family and Friends Celebration and Viewing from 6:00-8:00pm on Sunday, June 5th at Larkin Mortuary Riverton ,3688 West 12600 South. Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Monday, June 6th at the South Jordan LDS Chapel, 1570 West 11400 South. There will be a viewing from 9:30 - 10:30am prior to the services at the church. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens.
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My prayers with all family and friends!!! May she Rest In Peace and always be your guardian Angel ❤️
Rachel - difficult to express my thoughts and emotions to you at a time like this. Our dearest condolences to you and your family. Prayers and thoughts to help lift the weight and burdens that you feel at this time.
Sincerely Tom and Dawn
We are sorry to hear about Marcennes passing but she would be proud of the funeral talks and music. May the lord bless you and your families.
My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow and honoring the memory of Marcenne.
I enjoyed reading this beautiful summary of Marcene’s life. This loss has brought back fond memories of her warm disposition and infectious smile. She is, and will continue to be missed!
My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. May you be blessed with peace and comfort at this time.
We will love & miss Aunt Marcenne. She was an intrical part of my childhood & I will always remember the warmth & love of her smile. Love & hugs to all of her children, grandchildren, nieces, & nephews.