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Obituary for Geneva Swartz

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Geneva Swartz

January 24, 1927 - January 27, 2014

Mrs. Geneva Swartz recently passed away in Ogden.  She was born in Lawrence, Kansas on January 24, 1927 and later moved to Los Angeles, California with her parents.  She graduated from Jessup University in San Jose, California and then taught for seven years in San Fernando, California.  In the summer of 1956 she moved to Ogden, Utah and directed the Red Cliff Girl Scout Camp.  Later that year she became Director of Girl Scouting for the Wasatch Council in Ogden, Utah.  She later became the Director of Girl Scouting for the State of Utah.  After retiring from scouting, she became active in the General Federated Women’s Club serving as the President for Utah.

Geneva enjoyed music and led several church choirs as well as singing groups for the South Ogden Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Jack C Swartz, and a step-son Bill Swartz.  She is survived by her step-daughter Sheila Anderton and husband Bill, three grandchildren; Jeff Anderton, Russ Anderton, and Stefani Lesser, six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.


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Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm -

Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: January 24, 1927
Died: January 27, 2014

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Barbara Crater posted on 3/29/14

I met Geneva when I joined the World Affairs Club of Ogden (GFWC). She had been President of the Club and was very friendly and helpful to everyone. She enjoyed giving talks or finding speakers for the club meetings. The club members enjoyed her company and missed her when she stopped coming with Pat. The club was discontinued last year but Geneva will always be remembered as a great lady and friend.


Sue Sexton McNeil posted on 3/29/14

I worked for Geneva from 1970-1975 at the Utah Girl Scout Council. She recruited me from So. Calif. When I first arrived she & Jack introduced me to Utah's great outdoors, skiing & boating. She was a wonderful mentor whose gentle guidance set a positive tone for the rest of my career. Geneva is the God Mother of my oldest daughter, Kelly Susan. She will be remembered for the strength & integrity she brought to every organization she served. I miss her, but will always remember her with great fondness. My condolences to the family.


Pat Lowe posted on 3/25/14

I am a "recent" volunteer in Girl Scouts, and did not know Geneva personally. However, I am very grateful for the strong foundation she helped establish for girls and volunteers in Utah. May you feel comfort from the knowledge of her legacy, and our appreciation.


Nancy Giles posted on 3/24/14

I served as President of the Girl Scout Council and Geneva made my job enjoyable and I admired her dedication to the program. She truly dedicated herself to the Girl Scouts, even before becoming the Executive Director. She was active in her Church and sang with the choir, I enjoyed listening to beautiful voice. She helped perform a funeral service for Ariel Frederick in Ogden and did a magnificent job. She developed many long lasting friendships. We will be out of town for the services and I'm sorry not being able to attend.


Lynda Simmons posted on 3/17/14

Would you please add this to my other message: I am so sorry that I can not attend the graveside service, but we will be out of town.


Lynda Simmons posted on 3/17/14

I worked for many years with Geneva in the Utah General Federation of Women's Clubs. Geneva was an excellent leader and a very good friend. She had a ready smile and good suggestions about any project. Geneva had a great deal of insight and positive direction. She brightened a room by her presence and made it better. Geneva is a dear friend whom I miss very much!


John & Judy Lamb posted on 3/16/14

We lived next door to Jack and Geneva from 1966 to 1973. Our children still talk about the wonderful experiences they had at Bible school every summer. They have shared many of the projects with their own children. Jack and Geneva were wonderful neighbors.


Char Corbit posted on 3/15/14

I worked for Geneva at Girl Scout of Utah for eight years until she left in 1985. Geneva was the Executive Director for Girl Scouts of Utah for 15 years. Geneva cared deeply about youth. She loved the Girl Scout program and knew that girls who participated in Girl Scouting would make the world a better place. She taught me that Girl Scout volunteers are the life-blood of our organization. She will be remembered for leading the organization with integrity, fairness, and strong moral principles.