Doris Swenson, 96, Sidney, MT

 

February 7, 2024 | View PDF

Doris Swenson

Per Doris's wishes no visitation will be held and she will be cremated. A celebration of life service will be held for Doris and George at a later date. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

Doris Swenson was the fourth child of Beulah and John Obergfell, arriving in Sidney, MT, on Dec. 22, 1927, after her oldest brother, Gussie took her and Beulah, via a horse drawn stone-boat, on a cold ride across town to the home of John's sister, Annie Williams, to be delivered. Doris weighed slightly over three pounds at birth and was placed in the kitchen woodstove oven right after birth for warmth.

Doris, being of pioneer stock, grew up in Sidney, surrounded by many relatives who were a large part of her early life. Through that environment she and all her sisters and brothers became excellent dancers with strong family loyalties. During their school years, Doris and both her sisters, Agnes and Peggy worked at the Princess and Roxy theaters as ushers. Upon graduation from Sidney High School in 1945 she started her clerical career in the bookkeeping department of the Richland National Bank, followed by stints at Holy Sugar Corporation and Sidney Livestock.

Doris and George Swenson were united in marriage in the Peoples Congregational Church on Sept. 20, 1947, and had two daughters Jeri Dee and Blinda Zoan. She was so happy to be fortunate enough to have her daughters and their families live in Sidney, and enjoyed the many years of swim meets and baseball games with a smile on her face. She was very proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Doris loved working in her yard and tending to her flowers. Most days in the summer you would find her working on her flowerbeds to make them perfect. Both George and Doris enjoyed building, whether for themselves or their community. During their days together they remodeled, added onto, and/or built homes and investment properties. Doris was a lifetime member of Peoples Congregational Church, Sidney Moose Lodge, and the MonDak Historical Center.

She is survived by Daughters: Jeri (Rick) Stone, Sidney, MT; Blinda (Erik) Larsen, Sidney, MT; Grandsons: Mike (Shannon) Stone, Highlands Ranch, CO, Chris Stone, Mendota Heights, MN, Bruce (Heather) Larsen, Houston, TX; Pete (Melissa) Larsen, Katy, TX; Great Grandchildren: Connor, Alex, Ashlyn, and Jaclyn Stone, Nate, Zach, Sidney, Jenna, and Taylor Larsen; Sisters-in-law: Joann Swenson, Kalispell, MT, Nancy Obergfell, Sidney, MT, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her Parents: John and Beulah Obergfell; Her Brothers and Sisters: Gussie Obergfell, Jerry Obergfell, Agnes (Obergfell) Haugen, and Peggy (Obergfell) Zadow; George's Parents: Oscar and Iva Swenson; and all her Brothers-in-law and most of her Sisters-in-law.

 

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