Samuel Swager, age 76 of Tonasket, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at home. He was born March 18, 1937 in Cherokee Co. Kansas to Samuel and Mary Swager.
As a young man Sam began farming in Missouri with his father. He then traveled, doing machinist and carpentry work, later working for the Gulf Oil Company. In 1968 he and his family moved to Tonasket where he worked in the apple and logging industries for many years and later for the county from which he retired.
Sam was a member of the Tonasket Eagles and an honorary member of the Tonasket American Legion. He volunteered a good deal of time to these organizations, giving them the benefit of his carpentry skills.
Sam is survived by his darling Ruth, at home; son, Marty (Tami) Swager of Spokane and one son and two daughters in Missouri who he hasn’t seen for many years; brother John (Collene) Swager of Missouri; sister, Fanny (John) Rainey of Missouri; two grandsons in Spokane and numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister
Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Tonasket Cemetery with the Tonasket American Legion and the Tonasket Eagles officiating.