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Gerry Lou Swearingen

Gerry Lou Swearingen

Female 1932 - 2014  (82 years)

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  • Name Gerry Lou Swearingen 
    Born 4 Aug 1932  Wellington, Sumner, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Dec 2014  Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Clovis News Journal; 16 Jan 2015

      Gerry L. Johnson, 82, died peacefully in the hospital surrounded by her loving family on December 31, 2014, after a short illness.

      Gerry was born on August 4, 1932, in Wellington, KS, one of three daughters born to Helen and Roy Swearingen. She moved to Clovis, NM when she was 9 years old, when her father was transferred there with the railroad. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1950.

      In 1949 she began a yearlong courtship with Robert (Bob) Johnson marrying him on December 30, 1950. They spent 63 loving years together. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Steve, Robert and Renee. In 1968 they moved the family to Tucumcari, NM where they finished raising their children. Gerry spent her time as a homemaker, teaching Bible classes and involved in various church activities. She was also very active in her children's lives helping with various school activities including cooking for bake sales, raising money for the bands and chaperoning many a band trip. In 1976 she and Bob bought Crossroads Western Wear which they owned for 14 years. They liquidated the Crossroads in 1990 and moved back to Clovis to enjoy retirement. Fully embracing their retirement they joined the Good Sam's Club in 1984 and traveled extensively throughout the United Sates. They visited many national parks, Alaska and Hawaii, and took a special trip to see the fall colors in the eastern United Sates. Gerry enjoyed cooking, crafts, camping and spending time with her family. In 2011 she and Bob moved to Billings, Montana because of failing health. They became residents of Grand Park Assisted Living where they made many wonderful friends.
      The family would like to thank the staff there for the extraordinary care they have given her for the last three years.

      Gerry was preceded in death by her two sisters Charlene Shire, and Geane Modersohn, and her husband Robert (Bob) Johnson.

      She is survived by her children, Steve (Rebecca) Johnson of El Paso, TX, Robert (Paula) Johnson of Las Cruces, NM, Renee (Mike) Monday of Billings, MT, nine grandchildren Christen (Brandon) Ramsey of Amarillo, TX, Jared Johnson of San Antonio, TX, Joel Johnson of Las Cruces, NM, Michael Johnson of Arlington, TX, Kaitlin (Clint) Winburn of Billings, MT, Karly and Kaleb Monday of Billings, MT, Micaela and Mackenzie Landa of El Paso, TX and one great grandchild Myla Monroe Ramsey of Amarillo, TX.
      Funeral Service will be at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis, NM with Ken Cable officiating.

      Gerry will be laid to rest at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis, New Mexico.

      Memorial Contributions can be made to the Portales Christian Children's Home 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130 or the Yellowstone Bible Camp Foundation 909 Nevada, Belgrade, MT 59714
    Person ID P2414662518  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2015 

    Father Roy O Swearingen,   b. 17 Sep 1905, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Helen Ireland,   b. Abt 1901, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1963, Clovis, Curry, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Family ID F1054  Group Sheet

    Family Robert Elmer Johnson,   b. 31 Mar 1929, Clovis, Curry, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 2013, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married
    Swearingen Johnson Wedding
    Swearingen Johnson Wedding
    Clovis News Journal
    Children 
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    Last Modified 11 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1057  Group Sheet

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