Geraldine “Gerry” Phyllis Swayze (Schwindt) of Loveland, Colorado died November 10, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society. Gerry was born April 5, 1940 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Philip and Christine Schwindt.
She grew up in Fort Collins and graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1958. After graduation she married James Allison in Fort Collins and they had two sons, Michael Philip and William Dustin. On November 24, 1965 she married the late Darrell Swayze, they made their home in Loveland and had two daughters Deanna Jo and Rosalee Ann. Gerry worked at Rocky Mountain Pottery Factory, Colorado Crystal and over 20 years with Hewlett Packard. Gerry always asked her guests the same question and that was “are you hungry”, she loved cooking for everyone especially German recipes that she had learned from her mother over the years.
Geraldine is survived by her brother Harlan Beitz of Phoenix, AZ; children Michael (April) Allison (April) of North Pole, AK, William Allison of Loveland, CO, Deanna Sloat (Doug) of Loveland, CO and Rosalee Johnson (Brent) of Loveland, CO; 10 grandchildren Christina Hirsch (Simon), Randall Allison (Jacqueline Fusari), Ashley Thomas (Brandon), Cody Allison, Austin McCoy (Annika), Stuart Allison, Jacob Sloat, Ashley Johnson, Brenden Allison and Gavin Johnson; and 6 great grandchildren Lucia, Olive and Kate Hirsch, Arrianna Thomas, Brayden and Carsen McCoy.
Services will be held at Viegut Funeral Home, 1616 North Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with viewing from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A reception will be held at the Viegut Reception Center following the services. Flowers and cards can be sent to Viegut Funeral Home at same address.
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