Alice E. Swanson

March 5, 2013

By Contributor

Funeral services for Alice E. Swanson, 87, of Issaquah, will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Issaquah. A committal service will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Renton at 2:30 p.m.

Alice was born June 27, 1925, at the family homestead south of Issaquah. She was a 1943 graduate of Issaquah High School and a lifelong resident of Issaquah. On March 8, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, George Swanson, one of the “Newcastle kids” who came to Issaquah for high school in those days! They had 47 wonderful years together before he passed away in April 1992.

Alice E. Swanson

Alice E. Swanson

Most of her life was spent as a homemaker, but she worked at Northern Life Insurance in the old Smith Tower building in Seattle before marriage, at The Boeing Co., and in the nursery department at Ernst, which she dearly enjoyed.

Alice was a lifetime member of Century Chapter, OES, and was a faithful member for many years. Her passions included her morning lattes from Jamie, watching the Mariners, and traveling and shopping with her daughter Lorraine. For many years, she grew wonderful dahlias.

She loved her home, watching the deer, birds and the occasional bear stroll through her yard. She loved Issaquah and her many friends. She was an outstanding crossword puzzler and set aside time every day to do the daily newspaper puzzle in ink.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband George and four of her five sisters, Mary, Catherine, Annie and Helen Felisia. She is survived by her daughter Lorraine Morton, of Issaquah, and her sister Leona, of Port Angeles, many nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends.

She always had a smile, a necklace that matched her outfit, and she will be missed immeasurably.

Friends are invited to sign the family’s online guestbook at

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