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William Lee Swoger

Posted 2023-01-22 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Jan. 22, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Our dear husband, father, and grandfather, William (Bill) Lee Swoger,
sadly passed away on Dec. 30, 2022, in Lake Havasu City. He was 85 years
old and is survived by the family he was always there for and will be
dearly missed.

Bill was born in Ohio on Feb. 21, 1937. He grew up in East Liverpool,
Ohio with his grandparents, aunts and uncles. He went to East Liverpool
High School and played defense for the Potters football team and was the
first and only undefeated team in the high school history. He graduated
high school year 1955.

He worked in the steel mills and soon met the love of his life, Jane
Ellen Williamson and they were married in Fontana, California, April 8,
1963. He built a successful career as a salesman for Goodyear. He
established a good life in San Bernardino, California and continued his
love of football by coaching football from youngsters to juniors and
high schoolers at Aquinas Catholic high school where his children

Bill loved cars and boats. He worked on the mechanics team for drag
racing, rebuilt and owned street rods as a member of the Over-the-Hill
Gang car club. He loved taking his family to Lake Havasu for boating
with friends. Soon his family would grow and continue the tradition by
bringing his grandchildren to Lake Havasu to continue the fun.

Bill and Jane entered retirement living between Newport Beach,
California where they would ride bicycles to Balboa Island with grandson
Levi, and Lake Havasu City where summer boating continued. They soon
brought their grandson, Levi, with them to Lake Havasu City and spent
their latter years in the quaint rural Lake Havasu town where Bill loved
the sunsets.

To the very last day he told us all how much he loved us, and he was
surrounded by his family filled with love and peace. Bill is survived by
his wife, Jane Ellen Williamson Swoger, son Douglas William, daughter
Kimberly Ellen, grandson Levi William, granddaughter Samantha Noel,
granddaughter Mackenzie Lynn, and daughter-in-law Kathryn Mary.

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