Robert Marion Swart, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Lakeview. We lost a much-loved father, grandfather and friend. At the age of 85 Dad saw and did a lot of living.
Robert was born on June 29, 1935, to Riley and Opal (Neuenfeldt) Swart in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He was a graduate of Bellflower High School. Dad married his high school sweetheart ,Patricia Dixon, in 1955. They were married 50 plus years at the time of her death in 2006. Dad served as a Chief Petty Officer in the Naval Air Reserves unit for 20 years traveling far and wide in his service. He worked on many government projects as a technical draftsman during his career as well. He served on the Lake District Hospital Board in his retirement years.
Most of his hobbies and activities revolved around his family. Dad loved camping, fishing, hiking, bike riding, photography as well as scouting and computer science.
He is survived by: four out of five of his children, David, Teresa, Ric, Kenneth, Steven (R.I.P.); sister, Crystel Dickens; as well as three out of four of his grandchildren, Christina, Rondall, Joshua. Jacob (R.I.P.). He was blessed with the great friendship with Ann Murphy for over 10 years.
Memorial contributions can be made in Bob’s memory to Elks BPOE Lodge 1536, 323 N. F St., Lakeview, OR 97630, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy and memories can be shared to the family via the Desert Rose Funeral Chapel website: www.desertrosefuneralchapel.com
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is overseeing the arrangements.