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Family and friends honor the memory of Rocky Swartzfager

CLARKSTON, WA - A 22-year-old Clarkston man is now laid to rest.
Dozens of people came out to pay their respects and share memories of Rocky Swartzfager.

KLEW News Anchor Carol Maurer has the story.

"You always knew who Rocky was," said Dylan Olson.

Big laughs from Rocky's best friends, just moments right before his funeral service began. They told me about their fondest memories, and all the quirky things they loved about him.

"Creative, artistic," said Jacob Cole

"He was always so open and honest about everything," said Dylan Olson. "And, he could be blunt."

"Good or bad, yah know, he was very honest," said Braeden Twisleton. "But, he was the comedian, yah know, he kept people sane; made them happy when they needed it."

"Rocky was the kind person that even if I didn't keep in contact with him constantly, if I ever needed anything he was someone that I could go to," said Devin Nardecchia.

Friends and family packed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Clarkston, where Rocky's funeral was held.

There was prayer, music, and memories shared.

After the funeral, Rocky's family laid him to rest in Asotin.

They'll never forget Rocky and the legacy he's left, always be kind to others and enjoy every moment, because you never know when it'll be the last.

We're told that's exactly what Rocky did.

"He made an impression on everybody," said Rocky's father, John Swartzfager. "Every time he talked to somebody he made a big impression."

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