Johnnie Jay Swigert


Feb. 28, 1951 - March 31, 2018

Johnnie Jay Swigert passed away at his home March 31, 2018 in Milwaukie, Ore., with his family by his side.

He was born Feb. 28, 1951 in Myrtle Point, to John Franklin Swigert and Barbara Christina Fass. He moved with his parents and siblings at a very young age to Bandon, where he attended Bandon schools. When his mother, Barbara died in 1959, he and his siblings moved to Mossyrock, Wash., for several years and lived with his grandparents. Johnnie returned to Bandon for high school and graduated Bandon High School, Class of 1969.

Johnnie was employed by Clackamas Community College, where he was a maintenance and grounds keeper supervisor. He loved his dog Ellie May and had a beautiful yard where he spent many hours nurturing his many plants, shrubs and trees.

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Johnnie is survived by his sister, Cheryl and husband, Steve Howard of Centralia, Wash.; David Swigert of Langlois; Rick Swigert of North Bend; and many nieces and nephews.

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