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George Thomas Swarts

Posted 2021-07-19 by mhenderson
Published in The Miner on Jun. 12, 2021 -
Kingman, Arizona -

George Thomas Swarts, Kingman, Arizona, passed away peacefully in his
home on Saturday, May 29, 2021 with family members at his side. He was
preceded in death by his parents Bern and Carmelita Swarts; his sister
Rosalie Christensen; and his brother Jim Swarts. He is survived by his
ex-wife Maren Webb; his daughters Diane, Maria, and Rose (Dolly)
Swarts; and grandchildren Jayde Swarts and RJ Herrera.

Born the first of identical twin boys on Jan. 14, 1937, George grew up
near the ocean in Pacific Beach/San Diego. He and his brother Jim,
“the buds,” were constant companions. He graduated from La Jolla High
School where he was active on the tennis team. After high school, he
attended classes at San Diego City College and served in the National
Guard. He then worked for Sunbeam Bread, serving the San Diego Zoo and
SeaWorld where he had many animal friends on his daily route.

George and the family moved to northern Arizona in the early 1970s,
built a mountain home, and got some farm animals. George had a bread
route for Holsum Bread and quickly made many friends along his route
from Williams to Seligman. George then relocated to Kingman where he
remained until his death.

Along with tennis and softball in his earlier years, George was an
avid bowler, rockhounder, collector, fisherman and enjoyed his time at
the river.

He loved ballroom dancing with the gals in his circle of longtime and
loving friends. George was very creative and dabbled in jewelry making
and birdhouses.

Everyone who knew George loved him for his sense of humor and easy-
going nature.

His family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life later in
the year. Arrangements are in care of Sutton Memorial Funeral Home in
Kingman, Arizona.

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