Mary Edith Swickard, 88, passed away in Simi Valley, CA on March 8, 2012. She was a former resident of Zephyr Cove, NV and Palm Desert, CA. Mary was married for 64 years to the love of her life and best friend, her husband Ross, who passed away April 7, 2010.

Born December 22, 1923 in Alhambra, CA to Don LeRoy Linsley and Edith Mary Clough, Mary grew up in the Alhambra and Pasadena areas of Southern California.

During WWII, Mary worked for Lock-heed-Vega for two years prior to enlisting in the

US Navy in 1944. In January 1945, while stationed at Mare Island, CA she met Ross, a Navy submariner. His submarine the SandLance was in port for war repairs. They knew each other for only four days before they became engaged. After their honorable discharges a year later, they were married on March 16, 1946, in Pasadena, CA.

Mary raised her family in the San Gabriel valley and along with Ross, owned and operated the Swickard Huntington Hardware in San Marino, CA. Retirement in 1979 brought them to their home in Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe, NV where summers were spent boating and beaching with family and friends. Mary loved traveling with Ross, especially RV’ing to the Palm Springs area during the winter and eventually settling into a winter home in Palm Desert. Mary especially enjoyed her beach, desert and traveling friends and was especially proud of her family, her grandkids and great grandkids.

Loving mother of Linda Asmus (Don) of Simi Valley, CA; and Dennis Swickard

(Suzanne) of Walnut Creek, CA. Grandma to Tara Asmus, Juli Lande (Michael), Ross Asmus, Sean Swickard, Jaime Swickard, and the late Kelly Suzanne Swickard. Great Grandma to Madison, Ryan and Evelyn. Loving sister of Rev Gil Linsley (Rev Gail) of Incline Village, NV; sister-in-law to Don Swickard (the late Aileen) of Marla Bay, NV; and the late Paul Swickard (Dorothy).

A family service will be held at Lake Tahoe this summer. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends who loved her dearly.

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