Obituary of Georgiana Swanson

Georgiana Swanson of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on May 27, 2018.

She was born in Iowa City, Iowa on January 27, 1936, to Dewey and Stella Swanson. She moved to Phoenix in 1961 where she taught for 30 years working with 4th grade and special needs children. Georgiana was active in her church serving as a Deacon and Elder. She sang in her church choir. She also loved to travel and was able to visit all 50 states as well as Canada, Europe and Asia. She enjoyed doing genealogy and belonged to many Hereditary Societies such as DAR, Huguenot Society, DAC, Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims, Loyalists & Patriots, serving as Chapter Registrar, Chaplain & Governor General. She also loved her pets especially her dog Zach. She could be seen walking Zach around the neighborhood every day.

She is survived by cousins, friends and her Arizona family. For over 25 years Georgiana was embraced by Ryan and Stefanie Barbieri. This couple gave her a loving and supportive family that helped her make her life more meaningful and active. She will be missed by her hereditary society friends.

Funeral services have been held in Arizona.  A graveside service will be held 2:30 Friday, June 15th at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, Iowa.