GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                         Sunday, December 7, 2003

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Violet M. Swick           

 

   CUT BANK -- Violet M. (Knudson) Swick, 70, of Cut Bank, who loved to go for rides in the country, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Friday at Marias Care Center in Shelby. 

   Her funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cut Bank, with visitation one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will follow at the Moose Lodge. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Havre, followed by a reception at the Vet's Club. Whitted Funeral Chapel of Shelby is in charge of arrangements. 

   Violet is survived by daughters, JoAnn Marie Swick Maffit and husband, Robert, of Helena and Judy Gail Swick Scofield and husband, Bill, of Cut Bank; brothers Lyle Knudson, Stanley Knudson and Dave Knudson, all of Havre, and Glen Knudson of State Line, Wash.; and a sister Glady Rohde of Bismarck, N.D.  Also surviving Violet are her grandchildren, Gene Swick and Jeremiah Swick, both of Havre, Jim Swick, Jeff Swick, Jezarae Swick and Jasie Swick, all of Anderson, Calif., Kristy Maffit Schlueter and husband, Randy, of Missoula, Jamie Maffit of Philadelphia, Pa., Allie Jo Maffit of Helena, Stephanie Moran and husband, Mike Jr., of Cut Bank and Brandon Firman of Fayetteville, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Seth, Courtny and Carter Moran and Chance, Destiny, Hope, Josiah, Angelena, Areal and Darian Swick, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and her close friends at Marias Care Center. 

   She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd Knudson; a sister, Doral Knudson Andrew; and sons Jerry Lee Swick and Jimmy Dale Swick. 

   Violet was born Feb. 14, 1933, to Albert and Dorothy (Schaffer) Knudson in Havre, where she was raised and educated.  She married Darrell Swick on Oct. 26, 1952, in Havre. They farmed in the Havre area and Violet also worked as a nurse's aide and cook at various nursing homes in the area. They later divorced.

    Violet moved to Cut Bank where she worked as a waitress and cook at the Big Sky Café, Burgins Café and the Golden Harvest Café. She developed COPD approximately 12 years ago and had been ill since. 

   She loved painting dresser scarves and pillowcases and listening to country music and Elvis Presley songs. She especially enjoyed going to the senior center and the Golden Harvest Café to socialize with friends and co-workers.  

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                      Monday, December 8, 2003y

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VIOLET SWICK


Swick

   Violet M. Swick, 70, of Cut Bank died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at a Shelby care center due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

   A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday with visitation starting one hour prior to service time at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cut Bank. A luncheon will follow at the Moose Lodge. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Havre, with a reception to follow at the Vet's Club.

   Violet was born on Feb. 14, 1933, to Albert and Dorothy (Schaffer) Knudson in Havre where she was raised and educated.

   She married Darrell Swick on Oct. 26, 1952, in Havre. They farmed in the Havre area. Violet also worked as a nurse's aide and cook at various nursing homes in the area. They later divorced. 

   Violet moved to Cut Bank, where she worked as a waitress and cook at the Big Sky Café, Burgins Café and the Golden Harvest Café. She developed COPD approximately 12 years ago and had been ill since.

   She loved painting dresser scarves and pillow cases and listening to country music and Elvis Presley songs. She especially enjoyed going to the senior center and the Golden Harvest Café to socialize with friends and co-workers.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lloyd Knudson; sister, Doral Knudson Andrew; and sons, Jerry Lee Swick and Jimmy Dale Swick.

   Survivors include her daughters, JoAnn Marie Swick (Robert) Maffit of Helena and Judy Gail Swick (Bill) Scofield of Cut Bank; brothers, Lyle Knudson, Stanley Knudson and Dave Knudson, all of Havre and Glen Knudson of State Line, Wash.; sister Glade Rohde of Bismarck, N.D.; grandchildren, Gene Swick and Jeremiah Swick both of Havre, Jim Swick, Jeff Swick, Jezarae Swick, Jasie Swick all of Anderson, Calif., Kristy Maffit (Randy) Schlueter of Missoula, Jamie Maffit of Philadelphia, Pa., Allie Jo Maffit of Helena, Stephanie (Mike Jr.) Moran of Cut Bank and Brandon Firman of Fayetteville, N.C.; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Whitted Funeral Chapel of Shelby is in charge of arrangements.

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