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Lloyd Swasey

August 5, 1939 — January 17, 2023


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On Tuesday, January 17, Irving Lloyd Swasey, beloved husband and father, passed away at the age of 83 in Pryor, OK. He was born in Mountain Home Utah to Napier and Alice Swasey. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Central Atlantic States Mission before returning home to begin his college education. He briefly attended Utah State University before joining the United States Air Force. He served as a navigator in multiple aircraft during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Air Force he went on to earn a degree in Nursing from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He met his wife, Waltea Buice, while working at the Veteran’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Lloyd always told people they met in a drunk tank, when in reality, they were working the Alcohol Detox Unit. They enjoyed 38 wonderful years together. Lloyd traveled the world with his family. They lived overseas in Japan and Germany as well as visiting over 10 countries throughout his lifetime. Drawing on his roots growing up on a farm in rural Utah he enjoyed breeding and training horses. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including camping, skiing, and horseback riding. In 2001 he and his family settled in Pryor, OK where he worked for the VA hospital before retirement.

A memorial service for Lloyd will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023, in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with Travis Mileur officiating. To leave his family a message, please visit his Guestbook at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service of Pryor.

He is preceded in death by his parents (Napier and Alice Swasey), one brother (Marvin Swasey), and five sisters (Barbara Swasey, Lela Swasey, Ella Swasey, Nedra Margetts, and Charlene Dyches). He is survived by his wife (Waltea), four children (Kevin Swasey of Waco, Texas, Kerri Hartmann and husband Ray of St. Louis, Missouri, Michele Swasey and Chad Woodard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Valerie Schaefer and Justin of Henderson, Nevada), and eight grandchildren (Benjamin Hartmann, Brielle Hartmann, Caroline Woodard, Emma Woodward, Lauren Woodard, Samuel Johnson, Owen Schaefer, and Claire Schaefer). He is also survived by one brother (Melvin Swasey) and one sister (Karen Dyches).

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Lloyd may make contributions in his name to the American Heart Association.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Center

1204 N. E. 1st St., Pryor, OK 74362

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