OBITUARY

Catherine Viola Swanson

June 20, 1929July 29, 2018

Catherine Viola Swanson, “Cathy”, 89, passed away July 29, 2018 in Ventura California. Cathy would like everyone to know that her work here is done and that she is now with the Lord. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 A.M., at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura, California. A reception will follow at Noon.

Cathy was born in Newark, New Jersey, on June 20, 1929. She attended Northern Virginia Community college and Texas School of Mines (now the University of Texas, El Paso). Cathy worked for the Federal Government as an Auditor and owned and operated a bottle-water service in Southern Arizona. She enjoyed writing, reading, socializing with friends, spending time in devotion to the Lord and enjoying time with her family. Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, Lester (Ralph) Caccavo and Emma Clark; and her daughter, Heidi.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Melvin (Mel) Swanson; her sons, James (daughter-in law Anne), Richard (daughter-in law Sonia), and Ron (daughter-in law Kat); daughter, Gail Danford (son-in law Jeff); step children, Roger Swanson (spouse Christina); Sonja Swanson (spouse David), and Shawnette Swanson; fourteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.

Services

18 August

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory

3150 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003

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Catherine Viola Swanson

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DAVE & JEAN Swing

August 15, 2018

CATHERINE - "pure, clear & innocent"The meaning of her name definitely describes our Cathy! What a blessing she was to her husband, Mel. Proverbs 31:11-12, "Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life." She was my dearest friend & I'm so grateful to God for bringing her precious, kind and gentle soul into my life. There are so many wonderful memories to share about our friendship, but her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus is the most memorable part of her life to me. We shared many intimate conversations and prayers together. Prov 31:26; 28-29 "When she speaks, her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness. " "Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her, there are many virtuous and capable women in the world but you surpass them all!" And that's our Cathy!!! Dave sends his prayer for peace and comfort to you Mel, during this time of separation & sorrow! And until we meet her again one day in glory, we send our love and prayers to all of the dear family and friends. Dave & Jean Swing

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Catherine Viola Swanson, “Cathy”, 89, passed away July 29, 2018 in Ventura California. Cathy would like everyone to know that her work here is done and that she is now with the Lord. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 A.M., at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura, California. A reception will follow at Noon.

Cathy was born in Newark, New Jersey, on June 20, 1929. She attended Northern Virginia Community college and Texas School of Mines (now the University of Texas, El Paso). Cathy worked for the Federal Government as an Auditor and owned and operated a bottle-water service in Southern Arizona. She enjoyed writing, reading, socializing with friends, spending time in devotion to the Lord and enjoying time with her family. Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, Lester (Ralph) Caccavo and Emma Clark; and her daughter, Heidi.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Melvin (Mel) Swanson; her sons, James (daughter-in law Anne), Richard (daughter-in law Sonia), and Ron (daughter-in law Kat); daughter, Gail Danford (son-in law Jeff); step children, Roger Swanson (spouse Christina); Sonja Swanson (spouse David), and Shawnette Swanson; fourteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.