Swope1September 10, 1996-May 4, 2015

After a valiant battle with his adversary Kelvyn returned home to the loving arms of his Savior Jesus Christ Monday, May 4, 2015.  Kelvyn was born on September 10, 1996 in Ely, Nevada.  When Kelvyn was 7 months old his family moved to Southern Utah where he resided with his mom, Terasa until July of 2008.  At this time Kelvyn and Terasa moved to Grantsville, Ut for her employment with Tooele County School District.  Kelvyn attended Parowan Elementary school through 5th grade.  He then attended Rose Springs Elementary for 6th grade.  Kelvyn attended Grantsville Jr. High and Grantsville High School until 2014.  After much prayer and consideration, Kelvyn moved with his parents to Altamont, Ut July of 2014.  Kelvyn was set to graduate on May 21, 2015 from Uintah River High School.

Kelvyn was a whirlwind, he loved people and did not hold back anything to make someone get a laugh.  Kelvyn was outgoing and kind and generous with his heart, he was there for his friends and family.  Kelvyn loved football, he played in Grantsville from 6th grade until his freshman year.  Kelvyn also loved track and was able to letter in track and field that year. Kelvyn loved basketball above all!  He spent hours practicing his “moves” and used it as an outlet many times.  Although, Kelvyn was “fired” from playing church ball by his parents he continued to play whenever he got the opportunity elsewhere. Kelvyn had many friends and loved ones, young and “older” alike.  Whether or not he fully understood, many people have a great love for this young man.  Kelvyn was very concerned about taking care of his mom, he was caring and thoughtful and had many, many wonderful qualities. Although Kelvyn had many struggles in the past few years he, many times, had that wonderful vibrant spirit shine through.  Kelvyn had a deep and abiding love for his Savior,  Jesus Christ and although at times it was difficult to see he had a wonderful testimony of the truthfulness and importance of the work of the Lord.  You could always count on Kelvyn to serve where he was needed and to help others however he could.  Kelvyn will be remembered and loved by many and even though his time on this earth was short he will live in our memories until we meet again.

Kelvyn leaves many loved ones, for a time.  His parents, Steve and Terasa Peterson of Altamont, Utah,  a grandmother, Vicki Swope of Enoch, Utah, Grandparents Vodell and Colleen Peterson of Marysvale Utah, his step-brothers, Coy, Caleb, Lane, and Wyatt Peterson, a step-sister Catie Peterson and a niece Rosley.  Kelvyn leaves behind aunts and uncles, Sebrina Humphries of Ely, Nevada, Trysman and Summer Swope of Enoch, Utah, Tearunce and Mahgan Swope of Grantsville, Utah, Beth and Steve Dale of Overlake Utah, Tad and Joann Jolley of Payson, Utah, and Dennis and Danielle Peterson of West Valley Utah. Kelvyn was close to many cousins, he loved the time he spent with them.  Kelvyn was blessed with an amazing voluntary extended family, many who loved and cared for him as their own.  He was raised by his mom, Terasa, along with a village of many, teachers, coaches, mentors and friends.  Kelvyn is preceded in death by a grandpa, Paul Swope.  He also leaves behind his biological father, Joseph H. Hardy a half brother Nicholas and several other relatives of Mesquite, Nevada.

There will be a viewing on Friday, May 8th from 6-8 p.m at the Parowan Southern Utah Mortuary in Parowan, Utah. The Saturday morning viewing will be at 11:30-12:30 with the funeral service at 1p.m.  Kelvyn will be laid to rest in the Parowan Cemetary.