Justyn B. Swanson • April 24, 2019
Justyn B Swanson went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 24, 2019.
Justyn was born on January 12, 1927 in Meridian, MS. Both her parents and husband of 59 years, Donald V Swanson has preceded her in death. Justyn came to Pensacola in 1945. She was employed as a secretary at the Naval Air Station where she met and fell in love with Don. She entered a contest with Bride and Groom, told her story of how she and Don met, was selected and flown to Los Angeles where they were married. After the chapel wedding, couples were then interviewed during a 30-minute nationally broadcasted radio program. When her children were grown she began to express her artistic talent in the form of painting. She became quite an accomplished artist, preferring pastels and watercolors, with many of her prints and originals enhancing friends and family homes. She was an active church member and participant in different areas of church work. She and Don were members at McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church since the early 60’s. She leaves two son’s Spencer Swanson (wife Frauna) and Stanley Swanson; five grandchildren, Ian (wife Miriam), Chip (wife Courtney), Stephen (wife Anna), Ashley Swanson, Kristen (husband Stuart) and 15 great grand children. She is also survived by her brother Jack Gibson and sister Polly Picken.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. at McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church on Tuesday April 30th until services begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to McIlwain Church or Covenant Hospice.
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