Theresa Laurel ‘Tess’ Swindell

Theresa Laurel “Tess” Swindell, 21, of Temple, NH lost her battle with depression on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Logan, Utah.

Tess was born in Temple, NH on August 3, 1996, a daughter of Keith Alan and Marilee Pearl (Stone) Swindell. She was home-schooled, and completed an Associates degree in Visual Arts from NHTI in Concord, NH with high honors. In Utah, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics at Utah State University, and aspired to obtain her Masters in Fine Arts.

Tess enjoyed attending the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ annual conference (NCECA), traveling, and the New England Aquarium in Boston where she was particularly fond of the groupers. She loved anything purple, animals, reading, and swimming, and was talented in many forms of art, including jewelry making and pottery. In her spare time she studied geology, language, and drama. Her friends and family will remember her for her affectionate, energetic personality, and crushing hugs.

In addition to her parents, survivors include two sisters, Karen Swindell of Temple, NH, and Amber Swindell, brother-in-law, Ryan Roberts and niece Phoebe of Farmington, NH and many aunts, uncles, and cousins; as well as paternal grandparents Warren and Dawn Swindell of Framingham, MA.

Tess was loved by all who knew her.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Services to celebrate the life of Theresa Swindell will take place Friday July 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Sherman Burbank Memorial Chapel in Williamstown. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI FUNERAL HOME – WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., North Adams, MA 01247 are Thursday from 4-7 PM. Donations in her memory may be made to the NCECA Fund for Artistic Development supporting student scholarships, or NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, both of which were near and dear to Tess. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit