Ilene Swanson

January 19, 2010

By Contributor

Ilene Swanson

Ilene Swanson, of Issaquah, died at Providence Marianwood, Issaquah, on Jan. 15, 2010. She was 83.A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Jan. 23 at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah.

A reception will follow.

Ilene was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Issaquah, the daughter of Joseph and Irene Malmassari. She was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1944.

Ilene spent 25 years in the health care industry working as a kitchen supervisor. She was employed by The Issaquah Villa Care for 18 years and then by the Cascade Plaza Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin G. Swanson in 2000 and son Robert J. Swanson in 1997.

Survivors include daughter Carol Benn, of Spanaway; son James Swanson, of Issaquah; brother Roy Malmassari, of Issaquah; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests remembrances to Homeward Pet Adoption Center, P.O. Box 2293, Woodinville, WA 98072.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at

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