Nov. 6, 1934 - Nov. 12, 2004
Emery Edward Swan, a longtime resident of John Day, died Nov. 12 at his daughter's home in John Day. Emery was 70 years old.
A joint funeral service for Emery and his wife Judith is at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Dennis Sams officiating. Burial will follow at the Canyon City Cemetery. Visitations will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the church.
Mr. Swan was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Olympia, Wash., to Emery T. and Dorothy G. (Allen) Swan. He was a graduate of Washington State University with a bachelor of science in agriculture and range management in 1960.
He worked for the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs as a range conservationist in Montana and South Dakota from 1960-1966. From 1966-1995 he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a range conservationist at Umatilla National Forest at Dale and later at Malheur National Forest in Long Creek, Bear Valley District at John Day. For 10 years he was on the Oregon Range and Related Resources Evaluation Project for which he received special recognition for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He retired in 1995. He also worked at Jackson Oil, and did landscaping for many businesses in Grant County.
Mr. Swan married Judith Davis on Sept. 28, 1968, in John Day. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of John Day. He served as an emergency medical technician in Dale and Long Creek, on the committees for the new jail and the new health department.
Mr. Swan enjoyed league bowling and history.
Survivors include his daughter, Kristi Hensley of John Day; one sister, Grace Austin of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County Hospice.
Autumn Funerals LLC of Bend/Redmond is in charge of the arrangements.