Claudine persevered through life mostly on her own and in her own way.
Always knitting and crocheting items of every kind to share with family and friends.
She was a huge fan of anything “Star Trek” the original show. She attended many Science Fiction Conventions and writing seminars. Melva (a very good friend) would encourage and let her know about any happening and would attend with her. She enjoyed writing Science Fiction Stories throughout her life, even got one published in a small Science Fiction Magazine. She and Melva would spend hours on the phone helping each other write their fictional stories and talk on any info that either had learned about.
She loved to read and do crafts. She had a creative mind and had fun coming up with all kinds of ideas to sell and make her ‘million.’
She was involved with entertaining as a mime and a clown. She performed ‘the operation’ (as a mime) to many delighted groups of people. She worked for a year in Moab for a river rafting company and would drive the people who were going to raft the Colorado River to the start of their experience.
She answered phones for Pet Pals Place for over 5 years (which has really been missed since she went into the hospital more than a year ago) and enjoyed getting to know all the customers and their dogs, even though she never saw them since she answered from her home.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. She read and researched books that the prophets wrote or anything pertaining to the Church, especially about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
She enjoyed interacting with her 14 nieces and nephews and helped with Halloween costumes many times with her sewing skills.
She was preceded in death by her Mom and Dad (Lynn & Olga Swensen) and her brother (Arlee)
She is survived by a brother (Alvin) a sister (Annette) and a brother (Ariel)
Graveside services will be held in Hagerman, Idaho at a later date.
Care entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.