Lorraine Swanson

Lorraine Lenore Swanson (Rich)

Thursday, November 3rd, 1927 - Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Lorraine Lenore Swanson, 92, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Arlington.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 6, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Rev. Rich McDermott officiating. Interment: 2:15 p.m. Monday, July 6, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas.
Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Lorraine was born on November 3, 1927 in Mount Pleasant, IA to Nicholas Valentine Rich and Oleta Grace Smith Rich. She married Ken Swanson on November 22, 1947 and they remained married until his death in 2012. A resident of Arlington for the past 18 years, she moved from Madrid, IA.

Lorraine was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed making special meals for her family and planning special outings for her grandchildren. She was close to her mother and brothers and sisters as they all aged; she cared deeply about family connections. Her family will remember her for her energy, concern about others, love for the outdoors and the love and tradition she instilled in future generations. She loved going to church and doing things for others. Lorraine was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington.

She enjoyed walking well into her 80’s and gardening into her upper 80’s and was always interested in keeping up with the news and politics.

Survivors: Sons, Kenneth Steven Swanson and wife, Vicki, Keith Swanson and wife, Valarie; daughters, Kathleen Kuligowski and husband, Ed, Cynthia Denney, Beth Henkel and husband, Al; brothers, Jim Rich, Ed Rich, Will Rich; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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Service Details

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, July 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, Texas 76013
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  • Interment

    Monday, July 6th, 2020 | 2:15pm
    Monday, July 6th, 2020 2:15pm
    Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, Texas 75211
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In memory of one of my fantastic sisters. God bless Lorraine and family.

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Rosalyn Johnson

Posted at 01:00pm
I treasure our lunches together at Olive Garden in Arlington, and the yearly birthday celebrations with our daughters.
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Lorraine was a beautiful Proverbs 31 woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Aaron, Karla, Mikaela and Kiersten Aurand
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Love you all, The Hall kids, Amy Hall and Steve Pe

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Our heartfelt condolences...your mom was a wonderful mother, sister, aunt & child of God. Praying for the LORD to give each of you sweet memories.
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