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Elizabeth “Betty” Swick

E. Swick

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Swick, 98, was born in 1918 in Gates, Nebraska. She passed away on Saturday February 11, 2017 at her Keizer residence.

In her 98 years she attended Kearney State College, was a Boeing Aircraft inspector during World War II, married Weldon Swick in October 1945, they farmed for 10 years in Gates, Nebraska where three sons were born.

In 1956, the family moved to Oregon where later a fourth son was born. She obtained a teaching degree from Oregon College of Education and taught grade school at North Howell and Brooks Districts, retiring in 1979. She was a charter member and organist of Keizer Christian Chruch.

She is survived by sons Roger and Ronald of Portland; sons Wayne and Todd of Keizer; three granddaughters, one great grandson; and her sisters Marion Woodward of Mt. Vernon, Mo., and Gwen Den Dooven of Denver, Colo.

A memorial service will be held at Keizer Christian Church on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.