In Our Prayers: Dolores Arlene Wiley Swygert

15:59 01 February in News

Dolores Arlene Wiley Swygert

Dolores Arlene Wiley Swygert passed Sunday, January 22 at the Veterans’ Victory House in Walterboro, SC after a brief illness. She was born on January 18, 1921 in Superior, Iowa, to the late Jeannette George and Benjamin Wiley.

Dolores proudly served in the US Navy Waves during WWII. While stationed in Key West, FL, she met her future Navy husband Robert Lee Swygert and they were both part of the greatest generation.

Dolores faithfully supported her husband the Reverend Robert L. Swygert (Lutheran minister in the following congregations: Bethany (Newberry, SC), St. Jacobs and Mt. Olivet (Chapin, SC), St James, (Greeneville, TN,) Cross of Christ, (Concord, NC), St. Timothy, (Goose Creek, SC), St. Michaels (Moncks Corner, SC), Holy Trinity, (Springfield, GA), Pine Grove, (Lone Star, SC) and Faith, (West Columbia, SC).

Dolores is survived by her children, Dennis (Jan) of Newberry, SC and Duane (Bonnie) of Hardeeville, SC. Grandchildren, Christian Swygert (Tracy) of Moncks Corner, SC; Amanda Dease (Mark) of Greenville, SC; and Bennett Swygert (Lindsey) of Newberry, SC; Great-grandchildren, Jaymen Swygert, Caine Hartnett, Cade Swygert, Olivia Dease, Madelyn Swygert, Trent Short, Amelia Dease, Preston Short and baby Swygert expected March 2017, Sisters, Pat (George) Steenhusen and Marilyn Joul.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Swygert, sisters, Judy Peterson and Lorene Pierson.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 106 May St., Walterboro, SC 29488 or to

Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 1220 Cedar Grove Rd. Leesville, SC 29070.

Funeral services were conducted at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Thursday at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church with the Rev. Alvin Shrum and the Rev. Rich Johnston (Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Walterboro) officiating. Burial took place, beside her husband, at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery.

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