Oliver Swanson, 93
Daddy, Honorable, Selfless, Service, Sturdy.
You started your path around the world, and over the seas. An Army clerk to learn, sort out details, keep records, and organize paperwork. You not only served the people but started your teaching. Carrying your information to others.
You moved through your life raising kids, teaching others, counseling all. You did many other things as you went. carpentry and wood working, and a little bit of all. From your own children to all the grandkids. You touched with you loving heart and compassion.
Compassionate angel forever gone, but not forgotten. For your path has ended, others will open up. Lived for others and loved always. The fight is done, and the suffering is over. Go with peace your footsteps are hard to fill, but carry forward your compassion and teaching we will. (Poem by TINA HULL)
Oliver was born July 15th, 1926 in Iron Mountain, Michigan and passed away in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho August 14th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, wife Doris Thomas Swanson and son Oliver Junior. He is survived by his loving daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, and best friend Jan Cox.
Oliver was an honorable WWII Veteran. Carrying his compassion and teaching to others by being an educator and a counselor for the Coeur d’Alene School District. He was a masterful carpenter, and brought his passion by building a number of pieces of furniture and toys both for his family and friends as well as the community.
A private memorial will be held by his family.