Georgiana Swanson of Phoenix, passed away on May 27, 2018. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa on January 27, 1936 to Dewey and Stella Swanson. She moved to Phoenix in 1961 where she taught for 30 years working with 4th grade and special needs children. Georgiana was active in her church serving as a Deacon and Elder. She sang in her church choir. She also loved to travel and was able to visit all 50 states as well as Canada, Europe and Asia. She enjoyed doing genealogy and belonged to many Hereditary Societies such as DAR, Huguenot Society, DAC, Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims, Loyalists & Patriots, serving as Chapter Registrar, Chaplain & Governor General. She also loved her pets especially her dog Zach. She could be seen walking Zach around the neighborhood every day. She is survived by cousins, friends and her Arizona family. For over 25 years Georgiana was embraced by Ryan and Stefanie Barbieri. This couple gave her a loving and supportive family that helped her make her life more meaningful and active. She will be missed by her hereditary society friends. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will take place in Iowa at the Oxford Cemetery.
Georgiana was a dear friend that I met through DAR. We saw each other often walking our dogs in the neighborhood.
She will be sorely missed,
Mary Jane Forsythe
What a great lady! I will miss her so much, as will so many who have become her friend over the years.
Georgiana was willing to help anyone with their genealogy quests to join one or more of the many hereditary societies. She was always so gracious! Thank you, Georgiana!