Gresham resident Lois Ann Swofford died Monday, May
11, 2020. She was 88. Lois was born in Kimball, Neb. At the
age of 10, her family moved to Vancouver, Wash. In 1945 she
met the love of her life, James F. Swofford. They married in
1951 and remained married for 60 years. Together they had 10
children, 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one
Lois was very active in St. Henry's Catholic Church
where she spent her life serving others. Lois loved
to knit, sew, and make sure her family was well fed.
She worked full time at Norwest Publishing. In the
summertime she loved to travel to Timothy Lake to
camp and Sunriver for vacationing.
Lois was preceded in passing by her husband,
James; and her son, John. She is survived by nine of
her children and her grandchildren whom she loved
There is no service planned at this time. There will
be one when St. Henry's Catholic Church reopens.