Date of Birth
Date of Death
AMIEN SWIFT, age 42, of Elburn, passed away tragically Monday, January 9, 2012. He leaves a legacy of memories, treasured friends and a loving family who will miss him dearly. BORN: He was born July 17, 1969 in St. Charles, IL. EARLY YEARS:Amien grew up in Elburn and attended local schools. Following his graduation from Kaneland High School in 1987, Amien took some electronics classes. Those led him to work for local businesses for a time before he found he much rather work for himself. Swift Satellite and Communications was born in 2005. LIFE NOTES: When Amien was young, his best buddy was his grandpa, "Papa Allen", who would spend afternoons on the couch together watching scary movies but only one of them would end up falling asleep at the movies end. That would change as he got older and into his teenage years, Amien and his bed became almost as good a friend as he and his Papa. His favorite toys were Lego’s and those modeled after his favorite movie Star Wars, some of which he worked extra chores to afford. He never lost his love for the toys of his childhood and collected some more vintage ones as an adult. His memories of family camping were mostly negative at the time, but became better as he got older, much to the chagrin of his parents. He loved music and made thousands of memories going to concerts to see Ozzy Osbourne, Sammy Hagar, ACDC, Bon Jovi, Motorhead and more. Amien also loved to travel, especially south of the border. Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen all held special memories for him. When he was at home he enjoyed eating at his favorite restaurants like Open Range, Chilli’s, and Red Lobster where he could find his favorite dishes followed by his favorite movies at the theater. Amien also enjoyed just sitting around fires in his backyard with friends making s’mores and sharing stories. SURVIVORS: He is survived by his mother Kay Swift of Elburn, A special friend and companion, Christi Wade and her children, Shain and Luke, of Elburn, His former wife, Sofia Lorena Swift of Aurora,Many aunts, uncles and a countryside of friends. PRECEDED:He is preceded in death his father Henry Swift, his maternal grandparents, Ellis and Birdine Allen and his paternal grandparents, Fred and Grace Swift. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2012 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. Private family burial will occur at a later date. MEMORIAL In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name to benefit his favorite charities. Checks may be made to the "Amien Swift Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com where you can also find his full life story.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2012 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119.
Private family burial will occur at a later date.