Dorothy E. Swan
February 15, 1932 – June 30, 2018
Dorothy Ellen Swan, 86, passed away on June 30, 2018 at her home on Beaver Lake. She was born February 15, 1932 in Panama, Okla. to Eugene and Lila (Hobbs) Ward. Dorothy grew up and attended school in Keota, Okla. She went to work for Southwestern Bell in Tulsa, Okla., where she held various positions until her retirement in 1982. Afterwards, Dorothy and her husband John moved to Beaver Lake in Rogers, Arkansas to start their retirement lives together. After moving to the lake, Dorothy started turning their weekend cabin into a welcoming full-time home. She designed her own kitchen and bay windows to make it their own. She loved sitting on the back deck, drinking coffee and watching the wildlife. She usually had the best garden on the hill. Dorothy loved to go fishing early in the morning, then bring her catch home and cook it up. She was always there to step up and help anyone who needed it. More than anything, she loved her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Darrell Herrington; and brothers, Phillip, James, Bill, and John Ward. She is survived by her husband, John Swan; son, Ron Herrington (Mary) of Tulsa, Okla.; daughters, Diane Dupree (Jesse) of Broken Arrow, Okla., Cheryl Swan (Pete Meyers) of Tulsa, Okla.; brothers, Tom and Elbert Ward; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to an animal rescue of your choice.
- Phillip Frost, Pallbearer
- Rick Granado, Pallbearer
- Bobby Farley, Pallbearer
- Les Barnhart, Pallbearer
- James Harlenbeck, Pallbearer
- Derek Hendrix, Pallbearer
- Bill Pifer, Pallbearer
- lloyd Bowen, Pallbearer
- Eddy Maples, Pallbearer
- Funeral Service Thursday, July 5, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
Dorothy E. Swan
July 6, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s promise of a resurrection where we will be reunited with our loved ones who have passed away and will never be separated by death again - John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:3,4
July 5, 2018
Dot was truly one of a kind! She would put up with us girls once a year in the fall. Her and John made sure we had a nice place to stay, the cabin. Not only did she make sure we had a place to stay she even set up a coffee bar before that was popular! She would put chocolates on our pillows!!! When we were ready to head out for shopping she made sure we had our morning breakfast! She went above and beyond that with having our dinner ready when we got home. Truly a rare woman with a super kind heart. She will be deeply missed by many. I will miss you "aunt" Dot. John, please know she is in a great place and probably going around putting chocolates on pillows in Heaven. Love you like you were family members!
John, please know I will always remember the love of your kind heart for allowing us to crash your place! I will always remember, 1-800-DIALAPRAYER!