Born in Portland, Oregon on September 30th, 1956

Departed on July 24th, 2019 and resided in Denver, Colorado

    Scott S. Swanson, 62, passed away July 24, 2019, at his home in Denver.

    Scott was the son of late parents Lucille Krenk Swanson and LaVerne Swanson.   Born into an Air Force family, he grew up in Oregon, Hawaii and Colorado.  He then lived in New York and Florida before settling in Denver more than twenty years ago.

    He graduated from William Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs and attended University of Colorado, Boulder.  Scott pursued several careers, such as sous chef, certified massage therapist and client representative at financial firms, including First Franklin Financial and TIAA-CREF.

    As a young man, Scott practiced Aikido and other martial arts.  His lifelong passion, though, was playing the drums.  He was a drummer in two rock bands in the 1980s, performing extensively in New York.  He played drums nearly every day of his life.  He was devoted to his mother’s well-being until her death.  Scott was thoughtful, helpful and inquisitive.  He relished good conversations with friends, reading, sharing his dry sense of humor and listening to many styles of music.

    Scott will be deeply missed by sister Cynthia Swanson of Harrisburg, PA and by Lil Anderson of Seattle, WA, a sister that he was happy to discover and know these last ten years.

    There will be no memorial service.  Friends are invited to sign the guest book and share memories below or donate to a Humane Society or Cat Care Society of Denver in Scott’s memory.


    Guestbook Entries

    Joanne Boyko Bettinger

    Cynthia, Lil and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Scott and I were good friends in high school at Mitchell and although we lost touch post high school, I will always remember him fondly. A life well lived….happy trails my friend….

    JB Bettinger, MHS Class of 74

    September 7th, 2019 at 11:00am
    Delores Beckett-Pastirchak

    I am extending my condolences to Scott’s loved ones. I just learned about Scott’s passing. This is very sad news. I worked with Scott on a couple of sales projects in Denver in 2005. He was my friend and co-worker. He did love music and had a great sense of humor. At the time, he had two cats and he called them Girl Kitty and Boy Kitty. He spoke of his Mom often. Will always remember him.

    September 18th, 2019 at 9:31pm
    Dudley-Brian Smith, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    I am pretty sure this is “our” Scott Swanson. Sad I got here too late, but I’ve been looking for him for years. Scott was drummer for the fusion group The Flying Wedge in Boulder in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was a good guy, but kept to himself. Nevertheless, he was always ready to go when the Wedge suited up for a show. So sorry. I thought of him often and would have liked to have talked again. All the best to his family.

    October 30th, 2019 at 2:24pm

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