Obituary: Richard Swope
Richard Swope was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Arthur and Vera Swope. He passed away into the loving arms of Jesus on Nov. 10, 2018.
Richard served 20 years in the Air Force and was very proud of his service. Richard served in Korea, Okinawa, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Hawaii and France. He earned many medals, including the Good Conduct Medal, Longevity Medal with four oak leaf cluster, Vietnam Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Richard was a life member of the VFW, where he was a member of the flag crew and a 20-year member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
He was also a member of the Yavapai Cemetery Association, assisting with Memorial Day functions for several years. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; and great-grandson, Evan Martin. He is survived by his mother, Vera; brother, Alan; sisters, Audrey Duran (Jimmy), Patricia McCain, Sharon Ford and Elizabeth Scherette. He is also survived by his wife, Jayne; sons, Keith, Kevin and Vance; daughters, Deborah Koen and Joyce Buckner (Linn); and 14 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he dearly loved and mentored.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Richard’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. A visitation will be held at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove in Prescott Nov. 14 from 2-5 p.m., and an interment Nov. 15 at 11 a.m., at Mt. View Cemetery, 1051 Willow Creek Rd., in Prescott.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary. Please visit www.heritagemortuary.com to sign Richard’s online guestbook.
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