Hazel Alberta Swanson

Sep 14, 1921 - Jun 19, 2014


Passed away June 19, 2014 of multiple health issues. She was the daughter of Clara Belle Petite and John Killingsworth. Bertie was the devoted wife of 72 years to Quentin Swanson, who passed away in July 2013. Born in Imlay City, Michigan, the family moved to the Gridley/ Nelson, California area when she was a young girl. There she met her husband and they married, May 17, 1941. She was the loving mother to her sons; Thomas (Candice Estey) and James (Joan Forbes) Swanson. Five grandchildren: Thomas: Kelly Swanson Rich (Thomas) and Jill Swanson Hoglund; James: Joel Swanson, Brian Swanson and Gail Swanson Carlson; and 9 great-grandchildren: Aidan, Sophia and Maren Rich, Abigail, Ethan and Benjamin Hoglund, Gavin and Konrad Carlson and Charli Swanson. She loved her family and often entertained the entire Quentin Swanson brothers and sisters of 11 plus their families. She worked at Davis Apparel Shop and Rexall Drug Store for many years in North Highlands and she was always was very stylish. Her sons remember they could hear her for blocks when called for dinner. She was very active in her sons’ sports events, and her door was always open to her sons’ friends: John Matthews, Harold Carlile, Ted Banducci, Doug Backus, Jim Stephens, Bob Sullivan, Jeff Dye, Elwood Bourtayre, Dave King and more. She loved having them stop by for a visit. She will be missed by all.

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