Carma Jean Swaney

Carma Jean (Miller) Swaney passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at her Ocean Shores home. She was 82. Carma was born on July 26, 1937, to Sydney and Virginia Miller in Hood River, Oregon. She graduated from Hood River High School in 1955 and attended Oregon State University shortly after. There she earned her bachelor of arts degree.

On July 4, 1960, Carma married Edward Walter Swaney. They moved to the Grays Harbor area on Jan. 3, 1970, and spent many years enjoying the beach, mountains and all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Edward preceded her in death in May of 2014.

Carma was employed by various Ocean Shores restaurants, hotels and the bowling alley. She was a member of the Ocean Shores St. Jerome Catholic Church, Ocean Shores Elks and enjoyed gardening, raising cockatiels and cooking. Her love for art stayed with her always so when she had time to express her inner artist, she would.

Carma is survived by her daughters Maya Swaney of Ocean Shores, Washington and Melissa DodgeSwaney of Ukiah, California; sons Clay Swaney of Gypsum, Colorado and Colin Swaney of Ocean Shores, Washington and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Edward and precious son Kurtis.

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