BRUNSWICK — Lena C. Swindler, 79, died after a long illness Aug. 29 at home with her daughter by her side.
Swindler was born in Shanghai, China, on Christmas Day, 1932, the daughter of May Chuck.
On Dec. 26, 1948, she married Jack L. Swindler in the Union Protestant Church in Shanghai. She came to the United States via ship, arriving in San Francisco on July 4, 1949. She lived with her in-laws Vernon and Muriel Swindler of Dayton, Ohio, for several years until traveling around the world with her husband and growing family.
Swindler enjoyed traveling with her husband, and made several trips to Florida, Mississippi and Ohio to visit family and friends. She enjoyed all types of cuisine, especially Maine lobster. She was loved by all who knew her and will be remembered as a dedicated mother of eight children, with a special bond to her only daughter, DeAnn.
She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Jack L. Swindler.
She is survived by son Danny and his wife, Vicki, of Warren; son David, of Bath; son Dennis, of Brunswick; son Dwain and his wife, Wanda, of Brunswick; son Dean and his wife, Laura, of Greene; son Darel and his wife, Jacky, of Raymond; son Dick and his wife, Sherri, of Brunswick; daughter DeAnn and her husband, William Riley, of Brunswick; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sept.5 in the chapel of the New Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
Condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.
Lena C. Swindler