Nancy J. Swearingen, 62, of Maxwell, Nebraska, died Wednesday, April 25th, 2012, at the Golden LivingCenter in Cozad, Nebraska.
Nancy was born January 14th, 1950, at Greybull, Wyoming, to Charles "Chick" and Elizabeth (Berg) Phillips. She graduated from Central High School at Cheyenne, Wyoming.
On May 18th, 1968, Nancy married Jack Swearingen at Cheyenne, Wyoming. The couple made their home in Oregon, following Jack's work with the Union Pacific Railroad. Their union was blessed with three daughters, Kristin, Judi and Cheryl. Nancy worked as a secretary for a military depot and as a clerk at North Pacific Lumber while in Oregon. In 1988, the family moved to North Platte. Following a brief return to Oregon, the couple returned to the North Platte area in 2000, and moved to Maxwell in 2001.
Nancy was an avid reader. She took great joy in music, especially singing. She cherished her time spent on the coast, as she loved the scenery. She also loved shopping and dogs.
Nancy was exceptionally patient and loving. Her children were able to learn about these virtues through her gracious example. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Carol.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Swearingen of Maxwell; three daughters, Kristin Swearingen of Portland, Oregon, Judi Swearingen of Glenrock, Wyoming, Sheryl (Jim) Williamsen of Lincoln, Nebraska; two grandsons, Greg and Cody; a granddaughter, Delaney; three sisters, Erma (Byron) Rueben of Denver, Colorado, Margaret (Ralph) Barnes of Montana, Linda Robb of California; a brother, Chuck (Shirley) Phillips of Oregon; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held on Monday, April 30th, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte with the Rev. Aurilla Walker officiating.
Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.