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Thomas H. "Tom" Swisher

Born: Tue., Jun. 18, 1940
Died: Mon., Apr. 20, 2020


Services are to be announced


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Sat., May 02, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Cemetery


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Queen Valley, AZ - On Monday, April 20, 2020, Thomas H. Swisher entered into eternal life. Tom was born in 1940 in Whitefish, MT. He graduated from high school in Lewiston, ID in ‘58 however, identified with “The Great of ‘58” of Whitefish. Tom joined the US Navy, then attended UM, Missoula & received his PE Bachelor’s. In 1965 he married Esther Norris of Browning. They moved to Barrow, AK in 1970, & had two girls. He was active in the Lion’s Club (Treasurer ’71, President ’73) & enjoyed hunting & participating in whaling. Tom worked for NSB Housing for 12 years. In 2004, he & Esther moved into their Stevensville home which quickly became the family gathering place. Tom joined the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s. After Esther passed, (January 2015) Tom had a hard time. He rekindled a friendship with his classmate, Carol, & his smile returned! They were married July 9, 2016 & lived in Paradise Valley, MT. In 2018, they moved to Arizona. He thought kids were a real “kick in the pants” & often took his kids & grandkids camping, & on snow machine, 4-wheeler, & golf cart rides. Tom had a fun-loving, optimistic attitude & enjoyed word play. When asked, “How are you?” He would reply, “OUTSTANDING, but getting better!” He is survived by his wife Carol Newbury Howe Swisher; siblings, Mike Swisher (Ann), Peggy Cain (Tom); brothers-in-law, Jack Norris, Eden Norris; daughters, Michelle Tyson (Eric), Anna delaRosa (Rick); eight grandchildren: Priscilla (USMC), Charles III, Thomas John, Eric, Jr., Ricky, Camron, Vada, & Cassidy; a great-grandchild, Abigail; step-children, Dale Eyre (Gloria), Marianne Buller (Delmer), Mike Eyre, Kay McDonell (Aaron); 11 step-grandchildren; nieces Lynn Rosenburg, Renee Evenson, Angela Schultz, Amy Elsmore, Denise Norris; nephews, Steven Trombley, Ty Evenson, Rory Cain; and many more family & dear friends. Tom is reunited with: parents, Lester & Fay Swisher; sister, Louise Evenson; & his late wife, Esther Swisher. A Catholic service was held May 2, 2020, at St. Mary’s Graveyard in Stevensville. A memorial is to follow; for information please email: delarosa_anna@yahoo.com subject, Memorial. The family encourages all who knew him, to attend. Tom had a social joy that was contagious coupled with a remarkable memory. He often spoke fondly of, & was able to quote, exact names of people, & dates of events he remembered as far back as grade school. Condolences & memories may be shared at whitesittfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations can be made to: Knights of Columbus Council 13093, PO Box 851, Stevensville, MT 59870.

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Jake, Ruby Dela Rosa and Family
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Carol, Anna, Rick and children, Michelle, Eric, and children

Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May the prayers and outpouring love of families and friends near and far comfort you during this difficult time and the coming days ahead.

Eternal rest grant unto Tom Swisher, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon hi..
May he Rest In Peace... Amen

Love and prayers,
Jake, Ruby and Family

Scott and Janie Campbell
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Tom, we will miss you. Friends for 40+ years, we have many funny stories about Tom, Esther and now Carol. Tom had a unique personality and the world will be a lesser place without him. We love you girls and the whole Swisher family. Take care and be assured that Tom was loved right up to the moment of his death.

Scott & Janie Campbell

Connie Heyworth
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Tom was very special! He always had a smile on his face and would be encouraging and had nothing but good things to say to a friend and in general. He told great stories and was one of the honest old school men I know! You couldn’t help but love him and Esther.
Will miss him but will always remember him as one of the good guys!

Mardi Whitmore
   Posted Fri May 15, 2020
Carol,

I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord who has welcomed Tom home,
keep you in His care through this difficult time.

Your friend, Mardi Whitmore

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