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Sonna Lou (Cass) Swanson

Posted 2024-02-15 by Pat R
Wickenburg Sun (Wickenburg, Arizona)
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, p. A-6

On Sept. 15. 2023, the world lost a wonderful mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother and friend to many. Sonna Lou Swanson will be sadly
missed by the people she touched in her life.

Sonna was born Jan. 4, 1939, to Arthur and Freida Cass in Brighton,
Missouri. The family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where Sonna and her
brothers Gail and Lynn grew up and attended school. Sonna married John
Hart, moved to Arizona and raised their daughters Cheryl, Theresa and
Lori in New Mexico and later in Wyoming after the couple divorced.

After a short friendship, Sonna married John Swanson on Dec. 14, 1983,
in Saratoga. They would have been married 40 years in December. Once
Sonna married John, she acquired even more loving daughters with Lisa,
Linda, Sandra, Diana and Alinea.

Sonna retired as a postmaster, where she was always smiling, helpful and
efficient. She worked at Saratoga, Rock River and Encampment. Every
Christmas, she made sure Santa's letters were delivered with the utmost
care. After her retirement, she and John traveled the country in an RV
before settling down in Morristown.

As a mother, Sonna was fully vested in her daughters' activities at
school, 4H and sports. She was always there for them. Sonna was preceded
in death by her parents; brothers; mother-in-law Sophia; and brother-in-
law Ben. She is survived by her husband and soulmate John; daughters;
grandchildren; sister-in-law, Iva; brother-in-law, Kenneth (and wife
Alice); and family members.

Sonna loved the outdoors in all its glory, whether it was fishing, metal
detecting, arrowhead and rock hunting or camping with her husband and
family. Sonna loved Wickenburg, Morristown, the desert and spending time
at the Wise Owl. An avid photographer, she left many images of special
times and memories. A service will be held at a later date.

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