Obituary: Swearingen, Marilyn Jean
SWEARINGEN, Marilyn Jean
On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, Marilyn Jean Swearingen was called home to her Heavenly Father after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Born in Idaho on August 16, 1952, Leonard and Effie Mae Glenn raised Marilyn in Lewiston along with her brother Daryl. In October of 1972, Marilyn married the love of her life, Mike, and together, they raised a beautiful family. Marilyn and Mike worked side-by-side and hand-in-hand for years as the proud owners of both the Entiat Food Center and Coulee City Food Center.
Marilyn possessed a true zest for life. She loved country concerts, traveling with friends and family, attending the rodeo, playing poker, snowmobiling with her fellow Polcats, cheering for the Mariners, and doting on her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her kind heart, quick wit, enthusiasm for new adventures, and beautiful smile. Many of Marilyn’s favorite days were simply spent relaxing and laughing with those she loved most. She felt so deeply welcomed and cared for by both of her “home” communities of Entiat and Coulee City, and was so uplifted by the outpouring of support she received during her trials and treatments. Marilyn leaves behind a wealth of memories she shared with so many wonderful friends.
Marilyn is survived by her loving and devoted husband Mike; her three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Debra Rimel, Dave and Renee Swearingen, and Jeff and Nycole Swearingen; and her adoring grandchildren, Alexis, Emily, Gabe, Courtney, Aubrey, Kaitlyn, and Sam. Marilyn is also survived by her brother Daryl Glenn, and her many loving brothers and sisters-in-law. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Effie Mae Glenn.
Mike would like to give a special thanks to the Wenatchee Valley Clinic Oncology Department, especially Dr. Mitchell Garrison and his wonderful nurses and Infusion Room staff for their excellent care and compassion. You really helped to make Marilyn’s days memorable.
Services will be held Friday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. at Coulee City Middle School Gymnasium.
Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guest book at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by JONES & JONES-BETTS FUNERAL HOME.