Beverly Swanson, 77, of Newton died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Newton. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service and again after the service with a lunch on Saturday, at the church. Memorials in Beverly’s name may be left at the church or the Wallace Family Funeral Home.
Beverly, the daughter of Rev. Clifford and Hazelle (Engberg) Lindberg, was born on July 28, 1935, in Escanaba, Mich. Her father was a Methodist minister and the family lived in many places as Beverly was growing up. She graduated from Slayton High School in Slayton, MN. Beverly attended college at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, where she met her future husband, Rev. Roger Swanson. Roger and Beverly were united in marriage on Aug. 11, 1956, at Emmanuel Methodist in Minneapolis. They made their home in New Jersey for 35 years. While there, Beverly received her MA from Kean College in Newark, N.J. She taught middle school language arts and reading.
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