Friday, December 12, 2014

Dora Swift pictures

These are a series of pictures showing Dora from her childhood and up.

 Baby picture of Dora.

 Dora as a toddler with her father and younger sister and two older sisters.

 A little older with her mother and three sisters.

 Dora with one of her older sisters.

Holding her little dog Lady Bug with her best friend Wilma on her left.
 Going out with her best friend Betty.

 Dora was the marching band majorette during High School.

 Her whole family.  Parents Evan and Miranda Aumick.  On top are sisters Evelyn and Jennie.  On bottom are Dora on left and younger sister Alice.

 Here are the four daughters with their Dad after they were grown and married.

 Same picture only with their Mom.

 Portrait picture of Dora.

 Marriage picture to Keith Swift.

 Dora and her husband.

Dora's family.  Her and Keith with two sons, Mark and Doug.

On camping trip in a Coleman tent trailer.  Two sons in the background.

 At Dinosaur National Monument with Doug and Mark.

 At a glacier with Doug and Mark.

 Another picture with her two sons.

 Dora with teenage sons.

 On another vacation with the family.  Dad was taking the pictures.

 Dora and grown sons Doug and Mark.

 At Mark's wedding.

 Dora and Keith at their Fiftieth wedding anniversary.

With her husband on a vacation trip.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dora Vivian Swift

Mom passed away on Wednesday.  It's very sad she's not here anymore.  This is the photo and words from her obituary.

Swift, Dora Vivian
86, a 23 year resident of Mesa, Arizona, died Wednesday December 3, 2014, in her Mesa home.  Born July 11, 1928, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Evan and Miranda Aumick, she graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1946 and attended Arkansas University.  She was a high school band majorette.  She married Loren Keith Swift on December 21, 1947 in Fayetteville.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed bead work, painting, needlework, western dancing and keeping the box scores for  her husband's senior softball team.  She was a Red Glove revue stage production dancer and enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband and sons.  She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Evelyn, Jennie and Alice.  Survivors are her husband, two sons, Doug and Mark, nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Mesa.  She was beloved by all and will be missed.

 This is the cemetery where she was cremated.  It's a very beautiful spot located on Main Street in Mesa, Arizona, near her home for the past 23 years.

 This is the mausoleum where her ashes were placed.

 This is the name plate over the resting place for her ashes, and below is Dad, her husband for 67 years placing her ashes in the mausoleum

She was the best mom any son could have, and was one of the kindest, sweetest, most loving people ever.  I am so lucky to have been her son and to have been raised by her.  I always knew she loved me and I loved her.  Good-bye Mom, till we meet again in the next life.