Barbara J. Swanson

Postal clerk, 73Barbara J. Swanson, 73, of Ilwaco, Wash., died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 at her home.

Mrs. Swanson was born May 25, 1930 in Portland to Myron and Aileen Goyette. She attended Central Washington University for three years.

On October 19, 1951 she married Leonard Swanson in Chehalis, Wash. He survives, living in Ilwaco.

Mrs. Swanson worked as a postal clerk for 18 years. She also worked in the berry fields and Kirk Tree Farms. She moved to Ilwaco fromWinlock, Wash., eight years ago.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Winlock and the Chinook (Wash.) Lutheran Church, the Winlock Lioness Club and the American Legion Auxiliary in Winlock and Chinook. She was a Girl Scout leader and avid bowler, bowling in 10 national tournaments.

Family members said she loved the beach, clam digging, doing crafts for the grandchildren, traveling with her husband and sitting around the campfire with her family. She had traveled to the Holy Land with her daughter, Tracy.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Swanson is survived by a son, Bruce Swanson of Winlock; two daughters, Anita Holt of Ethel, Wash., and Tracy Harness of Camas, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A brother, Donald, died earlier.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Salkum Cemetery with Pastor Terry Stoutenberg officiating.

Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock is in charge of arrangements.

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