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Doris May Swenson
December 22, 1927 - January 26, 2024

Place of Birth: Sidney, Montana
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 96

Doris Swenson was the fourth child of Beulah and John Obergfell, arriving in Sidney, Montana on December 22, 1927, after her oldest brother, Gussie took her and Beulah, via a horse drawn stone-boat, on a cold ride across town to the home of John’s sister, Annie Williams, to be delivered. Doris weighed slightly over three pounds at birth and was placed in the kitchen woodstove oven right after birth for warmth.

Doris, being of pioneer stock, grew up in Sidney, surrounded by many relatives who were a large part of her early life. Through that environment she and all her sisters and brothers became excellent dancers with strong family loyalties. During their school years, Doris and both her sisters, Agnes and Peggy worked at the Princess and Roxy theaters as ushers. Upon graduation from Sidney High School in 1945 she started her clerical career in the bookkeeping department of the Richland National Bank, followed by stints at Holy Sugar Corporation and the Sidney Livestock.

Doris and George Swenson were united in marriage in the Peoples Congregational Church on September 20, 1947, and had two daughters Jeri Dee and Blinda Zoan. She was so happy to be fortunate enough to have her daughters and their families live in Sidney, and enjoyed the many years of swim meets and baseball games with a smile on her face. She was very proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Doris loved working in her yard and tending to her flowers. Most days in the summer you would find her working on her flower beds to make them perfect. Both George and Doris enjoyed building, whether for themselves or their community. During their days together they remodeled, added onto and or built homes and investment properties. Doris was a lifetime member of Peoples Congregational Church, Sidney Moose Lodge, and the MonDak Historical Center.

She is survived by Daughters: Jeri (Rick) Stone, Sidney, MT, Blinda (Erik) Larsen, Sidney, MT; Grandsons: Mike (Shannon) Stone, Highlands Ranch, CO, Chris Stone, Mendota Heights, MN, Bruce (Heather) Larsen, Houston, TX, Pete (Melissa) Larsen, Katy, TX; Great Grandchildren: Connor, Alex, Ashlyn, and Jaclyn Stone, Nate, Zach, Sidney, Jenna, and Taylor Larsen; Sisters-in-laws: Joann Swenson, Kalispell, MT, Nancy Obergfell, Sidney, MT, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her Parents, John and Beulah Obergfell; Her Brothers and Sisters: Gussie Obergfell, Jerry Obergfell, Agnes (Obergfell) Haugen, and Peggy (Obergfell) Zadow; George’s Parents: Oscar and Iva Swenson; and all her Brother-in-laws and most of her Sister-in-law.

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Susan Zimmerman
Jan 27, 2024
Dear Jeri and Blinda and family,
I’m so sorry to see that you lost your sweet mother. I remember her fondly. Hugs and prayers to all.
Scott & Gloria Ramus (Sidney , Mt. )
Jan 27, 2024
So sorry to hear ! She was a sweet heart !!
I can’t imagine the coffee party that the girls
are all having up in heaven right now !!!
God Bless all you guys !!
Wanda Mitchell (Rapid City, South Dakota)
Jan 27, 2024
Jeri and Blinda I am sorry to see your mother has passed away. You were fortunate to have her for so many years and she was very fortunate that you and your families always lived close by. Our loved ones are never gone as long as we remember them. Take care, expected loss or not, it's still a difficult time for everyone.
Sheila Anderson (Gulfport, Mississippi)
Jan 29, 2024
I’m so sorry to hear of Doris passing. She was a really nice lady and I enjoyed spending time with her.. cherish the memories.
Deb Cavanaugh & family (Seeley Lake, MT)
Jan 29, 2024
Your Mom was a gem. She was fun and happy go lucky. I remember her at baseball games and cheering for the boys.
Alice Rasmussen (Sidney, MT)
Feb 1, 2024
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a gracious and lovely lady. My thought and prayers for comfort at this difficult time.
Jeana Armstrong (Glendo, Wy)
Feb 1, 2024
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. It is never easy no matter how old they are. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Jeana Armstrong
Suzan (Cresap) Simmons (Altoona, Iowa)
Feb 5, 2024
Blinda and Jeri Dee, I am so sorry for your loss. Such good memories of a lovely mother and wife. Know that my thoughts and prayers have been with you. We are just never really ready to lose our parents, no matter how old we are. Hugs. Sue
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