GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                           Thursday, July 5, 2001

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Dorothy Ruth Swanson

  BIG SANDY -- Dorothy Ruth (Shupe) Swanson, 73, a homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at a Great Falls hospital.

  Her funeral is 2:30 p.m. Friday at Big Sandy High School auditorium, with burial in Big Sandy Cemetery. Benton Funeral Home of Fort Benton is in charge of arrangements.

  Survivors include her husband, Alvin F. Swanson; daughters Kathleen Getten of Harlem, and Louanna Dillon of Moses Lake, Wash.; sons Richard Kurt Winters of Forks, Wash., and James Dudley Winters of Great Falls; sisters Louise Miller and Gladys Mummey of Malta and Florence Moon of Eugene, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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THE SENTINEL                                                                                 Wednesday, July 11, 2001

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DOROTHY SWANSON

  BIG SANDY -- Dorothy Ruth Swanson, 73, of Big Sandy, died  Monday at a Great Falls hospital of heart failure.

  Swanson was born Jan.  29, 1928 in Harlem to James E. and Rosseta (Bingham) Shupe. She grew up in Harlem and graduated from Harlem High School.

  In 1948, she married Lawrence Richard Robertson in Chinook. They divorced in 1973. On Dec. 20, 1975, she married Alvin Swanson in Big Sandy.

  Swanson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  She enjoyed family gatherings and watching her family compete in rodeos and other events. 

  Survivors include her husband, Alvin F. Swanson; daughters, Kathleen Winters Getten of Harlem, and Louanna Winters Dillon of Moses Lake, Wash.; sons, Richard Kurt Winters of Forks, Wash., and James Dudley Winters of Great Falls; sisters, Louise Miller and Gladys Mummey, both of Malta, and Florence Moon of Eugene, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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THE BLAINE COUNRY JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION                           Wednesday, September 5, 2001

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DOROTHY SWANSON

 

  Dorothy (Shupe) Swanson, 73, died of heart failure at a Great Falls hospital on Monday, July 2, 2001. Funeral

 

is 2:30 p.m. Friday at Big Sandy High School auditorium, with burial in Big Sandy Cemetery. Benton Funeral Home of Fort Benton is in charge of arrangements.

 

  Swanson was born Jan.  29, 1928 in Harlem to James E. and Rosseta (Bingham) Shupe. She grew up in Harlem and graduated from Harlem High School.

  In 1948, she married Lawrence Richard Robertson in Chinook. They divorced in 1973. On Dec. 20, 1975, she married Alvin Swanson in Big Sandy.

  Swanson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  She enjoyed family gatherings and watching her family compete in rodeos and other events. 

  Survivors include her husband, Alvin F. Swanson; daughters, Kathleen Winters Getten of Harlem, and Louanna Winters Dillon of Moses Lake, Wash.; sons, Richard Kurt Winters of Forks, Wash., and James Dudley Winters of Great Falls; sisters, Louise Miller and Gladys Mummey, both of Malta, and Florence Moon of Eugene, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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THE BLAINE COUNRY JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION                        Wednesday, September 11, 2001

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DOROTHY SWANSON

 

  Dorothy (Shupe) Swanson, 73, died of heart failure at a Great Falls hospital on Monday, July 2, 2001. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 6, at the Big Sandy High School Auditorium with burial in Big Sandy Cemetery. Benton Funeral Home of Fort Benton is in charge of arrangements.

  Dorothy was born January  29, 1928 in Harlem to James E. and Rosseta (Bingham) Shupe. She grew up in Harlem, graduating from Harlem High School. In her youth, Dorothy was an excellent horse woman, Jockeying for many of the neighbors in local races. She generally rode bareback and barefooted, and always appeared to be glued to the back of the horse she was riding. Her pride and joy, when she was a teenager, was a very fast, sylish grey horse, that she spent a great deal of her time riding.

  In 1948 she married Lawrence "Umps" Winters in Chinook. They divorced in 1973 and on December 20, 1975, she married Alvin Swanson in Big Sandy.

  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a great love of her children and grandchildren. She really enjoyed  watching her family compete in rodeos and other events, but especially loved family gatherings. 

  Survivors include her husband, Alvin of Big Sandy; twin daughters, Kathleen (Winters) Getten of Harlem, and Louanna "Lana" (Winters) Dillon of Moses Lake, WA; two sons, Richard Kurt Winters of Forks, WA and James Dudley Winters of Great Falls; three sisters, Louise Miller and Gladys Mummey,  of Malta, and Florence Moon of Eugene, OR; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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