Scott Steven Swanson

September 30, 1956-July 24, 2019

Scott Steven Swanson, 62, passed away July 24, 2019, at his home in Denver after a lengthy illness.

There will be no memorial service, but friends are invited to sign the guest book at cremationsocietyofco.com or donate to a humane society in Scott's memory.

Scott was the son of the late 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 20 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, Pennsylvania, and by Lil Anderson of Seattle, Washington, a sister that he was happy to discover and know these last 10 years. Scott's other relatives lived in Schuyler, Columbus and Omaha.

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