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David Swarner

November 8, 1948 ~ July 3, 2018 (age 69)

     David Lee Swarner was born in Nevada, Missouri on November 8th, 1948,  to George L. Swarner and Vivian Sue Swarner (Stacey). He was reunited with the love of his life on July 3rd, 2018.

     David lived in Nevada Missouri until his family moved to Idaho in 1952. He was raised in Shoshone Idaho until graduating in 1967 and then enlisted in the Marines. After boot camp he returned to Shoshone to marry his high school sweetheart Penny Swarner (Sturgeon) on October 23rd 1967. Shortly after he was deployed to Vietnam .  Throughout his service they lived in many places. While in the Marines their first son Curtis Lee was born in Nevada, Missouri in 1970. They moved back to Idaho where their second son Steven Dee was born in 1971. In November of 1975 their first daughter Amie Diane was born. While still in the Navy, their last child Angela Dee was born in July 1977 in San Diego California. They then moved the family to Idaho. They enjoyed 48 wonderful years together. Dave and Penny were members of the LDS church and were sealed in the Boise Temple for time and all eternity on February 14, 1989.

      He is survived by his father George L Swarner, his brother George W swarner (Sharon), his sister Myra Anderson (Bob), his sister Lisa  Gamble, four children, Curt (Tami) Swarner of Buhl, Steve Swarner of Portales New Mexico, Amie (Alvin) Olsen of Gooding, Angie Swarner (Brandon Swainston) of Richfield, 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Sue ,  and his wife Penny. 

     We will miss you dad and all the adventures you took us on in the recent years. We love you dearly, but we are happy that you are finally back with mom. Give her our love, hugs and kisses. 

      We would like to express our appreciation and  thank Bennett Hills, Ashley Manor and Encompass Hospice for caring for our father at the end of his life.
     The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday July 10th, at the Gooding LDS Church with burial to follow at the Shoshone Cemetery with full military honors. A visitation for family and friends will take place from noon to 1 Tuesday at the Gooding LDS church.
     Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service, Gooding Chapel. Condolences memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at




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