Gene Edward Prunty 69, beloved Husband, Father, Brother and Papa passed away surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with Carcinomatosis. Gene fought multiple health issues over the last several years but this final battle ultimately took over. He lived his entire life as a fighter and never gave up, not even in the end.
He was born in Honolulu, HI and lived all around the world with his military family, later joining the Air Force himself.
In 1994, he married Lisa Prunty the love of his life in Lake Tahoe, CA. He was grateful to have had the opportunity to raise Jake and Adam as his own in Sandy, Utah.
Gene lived a life with a variety of interests. He loved all kinds of motorcycles ( racing or riding ) and was one of the original founders of the Utah Sport Bike Association. He was an artist, an amazing dancer and often appeared on American Bandstand in high school. He was also a Martial Artist Champion in Kenpo, another sport he loved. Gene moved to Utah in 1978 and became came a hairstylist, later owning is own Salon in Holladay, Utah. At 40, Gene graduated from the U of U with his Bachelors Degree in Business which he obtained in 2 1/2 years.
Gene was the “Life of the Party” bigger than life itself. His out going personality and handsome features made him unforgettable once you met him. Gene was grateful for family, unconditional love and the amazing memories he built with Lisa, the boys and extended family. His special tight bond with his grandkids especially Brynlee ( Little Unit ) and Jaxton were priceless to him. Gene & Lisa were luckily to be the love of each other’s lives and felt like they saved each other. The deep loved they shared can never be replaced. We believe our time apart is only temporary but until we meet again, you are now reunited with Brandy your daughter. We know you will still be watching over us as our own guardian angel. Loved by so many, you are leaving a Legacy that will never be forgotten.
Gene is survived by Lisa Prunty ( wife ), Jake Swoyer ( son ), Adam Swoyer ( son ), Brynlee Swoyer( granddaughter), Jaxton Swoyer ( grandson ) George Prunty ( brother ) Patty Prunty ( sister in law ) Barb Jacobs ( sister in law ), Pete Duennebeil ( brother in law ) Roxanne Duennebeil ( sister in law )and MANY nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
Preceded in death by Gene Stanley Prunty ( father ) , Georgia Prunty ( mother ) Charles ( Skip) Prunty, ( brother), Brandy Ellen Prunty ( daughter).
In lieu in flowers, please make donations to the Cancer Society or Parkinson Foundation in Gene’s name.
All are welcome to his “Celebration of Life” and sharing of memories at LE JARDIN at 1910 E. Dimple Dell Road on November 8th from 5:30 - 8 pm.