Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Donilyn Swan



Idaho Press-Tribune

September 3, 1987

      Frank Donald 'Don' Swan

      Graveside services for Don Swan, 77, of Long Beach, Wash., and formerly of the Treasure Valley, who died Monday, Aug. 31, at Portland, Ore., will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.

      A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Pentilla’s Chapel By the Sea, Long Beach, with the Rev. William Leed of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chinook, Wash. officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Pentilla’s Chapel By the Sea.

      Mr. Swan was born Nov. 5, 1909, at Arthur, Neb., to Benjamin and Ida May Tucker Swan. He graduated from Boise High in 1926 and went to Davis Agricultural School in Davis, Calif., graduating in 1930.

      He worked in dairy farming for 21 years. He owned and managed apartments and worked for the Idaho State Penitentiary for about six years. He came to the peninsula in 1966 from Boise. He worked in cranberry farming in Washington for eight ears.

      He married Martha Alsaker in 1983 at Chinook. They made their home in Long Beach.

      He was a member of the Gideons, Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Chinook, and the Ocean Beach Cranberry Club.

      While in Idaho he had been active in the school system and the Farm Bureau, being named soil conservationist of the year at one time.

      He is survived by his wife of Long Beach; two daughters, Joan Henry of Beaverton, Ore., and Donilyn Thomson of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Betty Lillegard of Boise; and a brother, Paul Swan of Marsing; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

      Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospital, Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1015 N.W. 22nd St., Portland, Ore., 97210; or Evangelical  Lutheran Church. P.O. Box 160, Chinook, Wash., 98614.


Idaho Free Press

January 4, 1975

      Eleanor Swan

      Caldwell - Graveside services for Mrs. Eleanor Swan, 67, Long Beach, Wash., who died Sunday in her home, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Canyon Hill by the Rev. Robert Obenchain of Caldwell. Interment will be directed by Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

      Mrs. Swan was born March 20, 1907 in Oklahoma. She taught school at Sweet, Roswell, and Homedale for a number of years. She moved to Long Beach in 1966 where her husband has a cranberry farm. She was a member of the Homedale Christian Church.

      Survivors are her husband, F. Don Swan, Long Beach; two daughters, Mrs. Joan Eleanor Henry, Beaverton, Ore., and Mrs. Doni Lynn Thorson, Washington, D.C.; a brother, W.J. McCoy, Boise; a sister, Mrs. Faye Sperry, Notus; and four grandchildren.

      Memorials may be made to the German Shepherd Search and Rescue Dog Association, Box 123, Renton, Wash., 98055, the Heart Research Association, or any church.