By HDN Staff
BIG SANDY Dorothy Ruth Swanson, 73, of Big Sandy, died Monday at a Great Falls hospital of heart failure.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Big Sandy High School auditorium with burial in Big Sandy Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Big Sandy Senior Citizens Center.
Swanson was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Harlem to James E. and Rosetta (Bingham) Shupe. She grew up in Harlem and graduated from Harlem High School.
In 1948, she married Lawrence Richard Robertson in Chinook. They divorced in 1973. On Dec. 20, 1975, she married Alvin Swanson in Big Sandy.
Swanson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She enjoyed family gatherings and watching her family compete in rodeos and other events.
Survivors include her husband, Alvin F. Swanson; daughters, Kathleen Winters Getten of Harlem and Louanna Winters Dillon of Moses Lake, Wash.; sons, Richard Kurt Winters of Forks, Wash. and James Dudley Winters of Great Falls; sisters, Louise Miller and Gladys Mummey, both of Malta, and Florence Moon of Eugene, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Benton Funeral Home of Fort Benton is in charge of arrangements.