Sandra Lee Roskelley Swearingen, our beloved wife and mother, 65, passed away peacefully in the hospital surrounded by family, April 30, 2015, due to complications with her battle with dementia. She was born July 31, 1949 to Scott LeRoy Roskelley and Cleo LaVerl Nourse in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married James Gordon Swearingen on March 3, 1972 in Carlin, Nevada.
She was an Assistant Professor at WeberStateUniversity for nearly 30 years. Her strength and compassion was appreciated by students and faculty alike. The students she mentored will never forget her.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her soul mate, Jim. She loved to be with her children and teach her grandchildren new and exciting things about the world. She also loved to hike, scuba dive, travel and play with her dogs and horses.
She is survived by her husband Jim; her daughters Kristin (Reed) and Keri (Ben); her grandchildren Hunter, Sadie, Lance and Clarissa; her brother Von (Belinda) and her sister Sherri. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT. There will be a viewing from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. A small reception to follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Sandra Lee Swearingen Scholarship Fund, School of Business and Economics, Weber State University, Ogden, UT 84408
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
836 – 36th St.