Lorena Swanson, a resident of Turlock, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the age of 96.
Lorena was born February 16, 1925 to John & Betty (Nelson) Lindholm in the family home on the farm in Lamson, MN. She was the youngest of six children. She graduated in 1942 from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, MN.
Lorena worked at the State Capitol in St. Paul for several years before moving to California in the early 1950’s.
After arriving in Turlock with friends, she began working for Modesto City Schools. She attended Beulah (Turlock) Covenant Church, now Hope Church, where she met her future husband, Donald C. Swanson. Lorena enjoyed working in the Church office and volunteering in many areas throughout the years.
Don and Lorena were married in 1956 and enjoyed a wonderful life together. She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Lorena was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Joanne (Ray) Gen, Diane (Keith) Landmeier and Gary (Linda) Swanson; grandchildren, Andrew Gen, Kristin Miranda, Monica (David) Hall, Tyler Landmeier, David Swanson, Eric Swanson and Elizabeth (Grey Leman) Swanson; and great grandchildren, Aaron and Elin Hall.
A private family burial was held at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.
Memorial donations can be made to Hope Church, 316 Laurel St., Turlock, CA 95380.