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Obituary for Sandra Lee Roskelley Swearingen

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Sandra Lee Roskelley Swearingen

July 31, 1949 - April 30, 2015

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

 

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary

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836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time: 299 -

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT

 

There will be a viewing from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm prior to the service


 

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Born: July 31, 1949
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Sharon Holmstrom posted on 5/14/15

Dear Jim, We were saddened to see Sandy’s obituary in the paper. We knew she had been ill and that the journey as caretaker/loved one is not an easy one. Please accept our sympathies. Sharon and Dave Holmstrom

 

Lance Adams posted on 5/6/15

Dear Jim and Family, So sorry to here of Sandy's passing. I was one of Sandy's students at Weber State a few years back. Sandy was a wonderful teacher and the finest of people. She had such a great influence on her students through her gentle demeanor and love for what she did. Best wishes to you during your time of loss. - Lance

 

Lucinda and Phil Wagner posted on 5/6/15

Dear Jim, Kristin, and Keri, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful and vibrant wife, mother, and friend Sandy was! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. So sorry that we lost touch over the years. Our pony club memories with you all are dear to us. Much love from the Wagners.

 

Marie Stricker posted on 5/5/15

My thoughts and prayers are with the Swearingen family. Sandy was an amazing teacher and mentor. Sandy told many stories about her daughters and family during classes- my heart is broke for them for their loss.

 

Royce Richards posted on 5/5/15

Sandy was a wonderful teacher - she made the other accounting professors look bad - and that includes Jim! What a great person and a great couple. She was wonderful to learn from and to work with. My thoughts are with you.

 

Beverly King posted on 5/4/15

Sandy was a beautiful women and an excellent teacher. The world was a better place for having her. My deepest sympathies.

 

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