Clara E. Swisher


Clara E. Swisher, 94, of Payson, died Feb. 27, 2003. She was born to Swedish immigrant parents on Nov. 23, 1908 in a sod house in Herndon, Kan.

Mrs. Swisher was a resident of Payson since 1978, and was a member of the Payson Christian Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Miller of Payson; sons, Wayne (Betty) Swisher of Minnesota, Wallace (Carol) Swisher of Arizona, Ronald (Karen) Swisher of Hawaii and Stanley (Beverly) Swisher of Colorado; 85 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil W. Swisher, and her daughter, Ruth Mick.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at the Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 3 at Payson Christian Church, 501 E. Rancho Road. Interment will be at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park in Payson.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541, or Payson Christian Church, 501 E. Rancho Road, Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements are being handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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