Linda Lee Swartz

August 20, 1946November 16, 2018

Linda Lee (Culpepper) Swartz, age 72 of Jackson passed away peacefully on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit. She was born August 20, 1946 in Jackson the daughter of C. Douglas and Phyllis (Hill) Culpepper and they precede her in death.

Linda was a 1964 graduate of Western High School and also attended Jackson Business College and worked for Consumer’s Energy for 40 years until her retirement in 2004. Linda loved animals and volunteered many hours at the Cascades Humane Society and also worked with the United Way. She loved spending time with her family and friends, playing cards, games, shopping and going out to eat; her favorite foods were waffles, fish and pizza.

She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Ruth A. (Doug) Bean of Parma, niece, Jennifer (Mark) Drefke, great-nieces, Shandra, Sydney, Samantha Drefke, Nephew, Doug (Becky) DeForest, great-nephews, Baylee, Blake DeForest, great-nieces, Chloe, Chelsea and Willow DeForest, cousin, Sandra Robertson along with many other cousins, extended family members, friends and her beloved pets, especially her dog, Lucy.

Linda’s family will celebrate her life with a memorial service on Saturday, November 24, 2018 beginning with visitation at 10 AM followed by a service at 11:00 AM at the J. Kevin Tidd funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion with Pastor Al Henson officiating.

She will be laid to rest at a later date in Parma Cemetery with her mom & dad.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Dr., Jackson, MI 49202.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 24, 2018

Linda Lee Swartz

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Ruth Bean

December 15, 2018

My sister was a beautiful woman who was taken from us to soon. I miss her everyday and she is in my mind all the time. I just can't believe she is gone.
She was my sister and my friend. We did a lot together and she did a lot for my kids when they were young! I hope she is at peace and out of pain and is with our mom , dad. I love you Linda and I will see you some day .. PS I will never forget you.

Larry Harper

November 25, 2018

I worked with Linda for many years at Consumers Energy, most closely when we had adjacent offices on the 4th floor of the Parnall Road building. I provided support for some of the software Linda used to do her job. I always found Linda to be a pleasure to work with, but my most significant memories are about Linda the champion for animal welfare. Linda was volunteering at Cascades Humane Society when we worked at Parnall. My 17-year old cat had died that summer and, after an appropriate amount of time had passed, Linda asked me if I wanted to adopt another. She had the perfect cat for me, a beautiful, smart, affectionate girl named Belle, who had been at CHS for 5 or 6 months. I adopted Belle and went back a week later to adopt Heidi, a cat who had also been at CHS for nearly 6 months and was nearing the end of her chance for adoption due to her growing depression. Belle, Heidi and I shared many happy years together, thanks in part to Linda’s efforts. I will be forever grateful for Linda’s volunteer work and the happiness she helped bring to many people and animals.