March 11, 1921 - November 28, 2012
Beulah M. Swanson, 91, of Rockford died on November 28, 2012 at Asta Care Center. She was born on March 11, 1921 in Carroll County, MO, daughter of William and Leatha (Wooden) Burks. Graduate of Avalon High School in Livingston County, MO. Formerly employed at Montgomery Ward and the Eagle Food Store in Kewanee and Dixon, where she worked for 20 years. She was a collector of salt shakers from Occupied Japan. Beulah enjoyed golf, bowling, and playing bridge with her friends. United in Marriage to Claire Alfred Swanson, of April 21, 1946. She is survived by her children, Aleatha (Jerry) Luallen of Rockford, Patricia (Kenneth) Ruiz of Leaf River, Alfred (Bonnie) Swanson of Vero Beach, FL, William Swanson of Rushville, IL; grandchildren, Kendra (Mike) Oltmanns, of Leaf River, Kathleen (Keith) Collins of Frederick, MD, Kirsten (Matt Tomaszewski) Ruiz of Boulder, CO, Michael (Tina) Swanson of Melbourne, FL, Ken (Toni) Ruiz of Winnebago, Karin (Salim) Alabbodi and Randy Luallen, both of Rockford; great-grandchildren, Danielle (Cory) Ruiz-Williams, Adil, Jasmine and Alie Alabbodi, Erik and Todd Swanson, Allison and Gavin Collins; siblings, Doris Huff of Princeton, Carl (Marilyn) of Kentucky, Le Roy (Melvina) Burks of Kingman, AZ; the family would like to acknowledge the friendship and loving helpfulness of special friends, Judy Toppe and Steve Chiodini, along with the staff and residents of Independence Village, where Beulah resided for three and half years; Calvary Baptist Church, of Kewanee and Christian Women’s Club of Rockford. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Ray Burks. The family would like to thank Dr. Salazar, Dr. Blanco, and the staff of Asta Care Center, and Passages Hospice for their loving care. Cremation rites will be accorded. Private family services. Grace Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family to share a memory or condolence, visit www.graceFH.com.
Beulah M. Swanson, 91, of Rockford died on November 28, 2012 at Asta Care Center. She was born on March 11, 1921 in Carroll County, MO, daughter of William and Leatha (Wooden) Burks. Graduate of Avalon High School in Livingston County, MO.... View Obituary & Service Information
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