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Jordis Viola Swanson, of Kalispell, passed away with family at her bedside Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Lubbock, Texas, after a short illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1927, to Jacob and Viola Jacobson Erie in York, N.D.
Jordis moved with her family to Montana when she was 10. Jordis graduated from Lincoln County High School in May, 1946.
She married James H. Swanson on Feb. 22, 1946, in Libby.
She did the books for their family businesses for the next 30 years. She retired from Western Building, where she worked for many years.
Jordis loved to garden and had beautiful flower gardens. She was very active in the Eureka Garden Club and always won more than her fair share of ribbons at the Lincoln County Fair.
She was an avid golfer, but playing bridge was her true passion. She could play bridge with the best of them and hold her own.
Jordis resided in Artesia, N.M., the last three years with her eldest daughter.
Survivors include her children: Sandy Johnson and husband Bob; Brenda Swanson; Paula Wise and husband Fred; and James Swanson and wife Jeanne; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sister Ardis and brothers Norman and Gene.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her twin brother, Olaf, and two infant sisters, Lois and Marilyn.
A memorial service is planned in Eureka for this summer.
Barbara May Robinson Roose passed away Nov. 7, 2013.
She was born Aug. 10, 1924, to parents Charles and Elsie Robinson in London, England. Six years later younger brother Roy joined them. A few years later the Robinsons moved to Barry, Wales, where her father worked in the Welsh coal mines.
During World War II, Barbara was employed as a telephone operator for the British government. It was at this time that she met the love of her life, Glen Roose. Glen and Barbara were married June 9, 1945, in Merthyr Devon Church in Barry, Wales. Barbara traveled to the United States in a converted hospital ship, the SS Huddleston, arriving in Eureka May 9, 1946.
On May 5, 1949, Barbara became an American citizen, something she was extremely proud of. Barbara loved her life in Eureka, gardening with Glen, baking, sewing and always knitting, having their five children and watching them grow. She volunteered at the county fair in the fine arts division. She even won second in the nationals for her beautiful knitting. In her later years her “ministry” was making prayer shawls, knitting literally hundreds. She made one by special request for the Episcopal bishop of Montana.
She instilled her love of all things English in her children and grandchildren. Whether it was British history, the Royal Family or the “proper” cup of tea.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Glen, her daughter Glenda and her parents. She is survived by her children: Shirley Carlson, Barry Roose, Sheila and Bob Graham, Robyn and Jeff DeWitt, Steve Leigh; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; her brother Roy and wife Ronnie and their children.
She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. She is dancing with her Glennie now and looking forward to “tea time.”
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, with a reception following at the VFW.
Brad Johnson, 63, passed away at his home in Rexford on Sept. 22, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born May 20, 1950, in Pasadena, Calif., to Jean and Harold Johnson
He was a loving husband, son and father and will be missed by his family, friends and hunting partners.
Brad’s passion was hunting and fishing, which brought him to the beautiful state of Montana. He enjoyed numerous adventures to Africa, the Amazon, and marlin fishing in Mexico, as well as vacation travels to Tahiti, Costa Rica, Britain, the Caribbean and Hawaii.
Brad retired from the County of San Bernardino, Calif., Probation Department after 33 years of service.
He is survived by wife Debbie; mother Jean; daughter Erica; and stepchildren Tim, Dean and Sarah.
The family would like to thank his friends, family and neighbors for their support, prayers and encouragement during his battle with cancer over these past years.
Private family services are being held.
Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka.