Debra Lynne Swanson

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Debra Lynne Swanson

Sept. 16, 1956 - Dec. 28, 2017

INDIANOLA, Neb. Debra Lynne Swanson, age 61, passed away at Indianola on Dec. 28, 2017.

She was born in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 16, 1956, to Virgil and Ruth (Kirch) Woodhams. Debra graduated from High School in Houston, Texas, in 1974.

On June 7, 1980, she was united in marriage to Douglas J. Swanson in Colorado and to this union, three daughters were born: Laura, Amy and Faith. The couple made their home in Colorado in several towns before moving to Nebraska in May of 1999. Deb enjoyed family times. She home schooled her three daughters from kindergarten through 12th grade. She loved to garden, cook, bake, do crafts, decorate, and play board games, especially Scrabble and Boggle. She liked to watch TV game shows to challenge her knowledge. Deb worked as a cook for a period at Willow Ridge (Brookdale) in McCook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug; and father, Virgil.

Debra is survived by her three daughters, Laura Swanson of Denver, Amy and husband, Chris Vossler of McFarland, Kan., and Faith Swanson at home; mother, Ruth Woodhams of McCook; brother, Jim and wife, Denise Woodhams of Murietta, Calif.; sister, Cindy and husband, Steve Belanger of Marietta, Ga.; and niece and nephews, Andrew, Zach and Lindsey.

Memorial services will be at St. John's Lutheran Church in Culbertson, Neb., on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Brad Rick officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left in Deb's name at

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Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook has been entrusted with the arrangements.