On Thursday March 9, 2023, Jacqueline B. Swearingen returned to her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her loving daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
The eldest child of Vearl George and Edna Cora Devore Barnard, Jackie was born on March 24, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She was married to MC Swearingen, Jr., in Pocatello, Idaho on April 22, 1955, and they raised four beautiful daughters.
Jackie graduated from Bear River High School, finished her nursing certificate at Thomas Dee Memorial Hospital School, and later received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Utah.
She retired from Weber County School District after nearly 30 years as a school nurse. Prior to that, she worked in public health and hospital nursing in different states and in Panama. It was a great source of joy to her to still be recognized by students she had known while working.
Jackie had an unshakable faith in her Church. She was a kind person who never had a cross word to say about anyone. We know she was so happy to rejoin her husband, MC, her parents, and other beloved family members when she reached the other side.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her family here, to whom she had told many times, “Love is just love – you always have enough to go around.”
Jackie is survived by her daughters, Cezanne (Paul) Brennan, Anita Bolt, Verleen Swearingen, and Kathy (Richard) Lane; ten grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two son-in-laws, Steve Bolt and Jack Rohrback, and by her best friend, Melva Crookston.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Foothills Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1475 Cahoon St., Ogden, UT 84401. Friends may visit with family on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. and on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd.
In lieu of flowers, family requests you make a memorial contribution in honor of Jackie to the charity of your choice.
Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the services by scrolling to the bottom of Jacqueline's obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.