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Judith McMillin Swanson

Judith McMillin Swanson of Glenwood Springs died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at her home. She was 74.

A private burial service will be held Friday, Nov. 7, in Fair Oaks, Calif.

She was born April 15, 1929, in Dundee, Mich., and spent her childhood in Monroe, Mich. She graduated from the University of Michigan.

She married Albert Swanson in 1952. They moved to Sacramento, Calif., where Mrs. Swanson taught elementary school until her daughter was born in 1961.

Mr. Swanson preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1985. In 1988, Mrs. Swanson moved to Glenwood Springs.

She enjoyed her view of Red Mountain, reading, geneology, soaking in the Hot Springs Pool and visiting with family and friends.

She was a wonderful storyteller and family historian, and her infectious laugh, love of learning and independent spirit endeared her to all those who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Swanson is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda Swanson and Chris Mall of Novato, Calif.; by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Maureen Swanson of Roseville, Calif., by grandchildren Nicolas Mall, Samantha Swanson and Alexandra Swanson; by a sister and brother-in-law, Johanne McMillin and David R. Glass of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Library Association by mail to 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL, 60611, attn: Development Department, or online at http://www.ala.org/tribute.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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