June 12, 2012
Dorothy G. Swearson, of Issaquah, passed away June 3, 2012, in Issaquah. She was 92 years of age.
Dorothy was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Bantry, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Edna Petersen. She was raised on a cattle ranch near Bantry.
She married Fred Swearson on Aug. 4, 1941, in Towner, N.D. They operated the family cattle ranch near Bantry until 1968.
In 1968, they moved to Issaquah. She worked for Issaquah High School for many years. She attended the Community Church of Issaquah and enjoyed traveling, bowling and playing cards.
Survivors include daughter Faye M. Oelrich, of Issaquah; grandson Brad (Julie) Rau, of Las Vegas; and great-grandson Sebastian Rau.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred in 2002 and grandson Brian Rau in 2005.