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1937 - 2019

Helen Louise Swanda
Nov. 30, 1937 - May 16, 2019

Helen Louise Swanda, 81, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on May 16, 2019, in Del City. She was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Apache, OK to Charles and Helen (Cunning-ham) Moore. Helen graduated Newcastle High School, then began her working career at Downtown Chevrolet in the financing department. She later met the love of her life, Daniel Swanda, at a weekly Czech Hall dance in Yukon. Helen retired the first time from GMAC Financing at the age of 62. She then went to work for Southwest Airlines and retired from there ten years later. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Jim Moore and Ed and wife Pat Moore; nephew, Ed, Jr. Moore; and sister-in-law, Cindy Moore. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Katterhenry and husband Daniel; son, Guy Charles; granddaughters, Sarah and husband Justin Blankenship and Lydia Katterhenry; sister, Charlotte Tippit; brothers, Bob and wife Ladonna Moore, Tom Moore, and John and wife Carol Moore; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Smith and Kernke 23rd Street. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, also at Smith and Kernke 23rd Street Chapel.
Published in The Oklahoman on May 18, 2019
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