Maurice H. Swigart, 81, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at a local hospital.
Maurice was born February 2, 1932 in Helena, Montana. His family moved frequently when he was a child, and he graduated from Stayton High School. Following high school he worked in construction, helping build hydro-electric dams at The Dalles, Snake River, Round Butte and John Day. In 1963 he and Ruth Lueck were married in Madras, Oregon.
Maurice and Ruth resided in Portland, Oregon for thirty-years where he worked as a welder. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 701. In Portland, Maurice was also a devoted member of Grace Lutheran Church. He retired to The Dalles, Oregon in 1996 and was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church. He enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and was an avid reader.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Maurice is survived by his wife Ruth; sons Shawn and Scott and his wife Jodi and grandchildren Catherine and Lauren.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at Bethany Lutheran Church, East 12th & Thompson Street.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or The American Lung Association.
Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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