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April Rainelle Swisshelm In Memoriam

We write this note in loving memory of our beloved April Rainelle Swisshelm: wife, mother, and grandmother. On this first anniversary since the loss of our angel, we are reminded now more than ever of the undeniable selfless love, devotion, and generosity April bestowed on each of us.

April, born on April 22, 1949 in Bakersfield, CA, lost her battle against cancer on March 1, 2015 in the comfort of her daughter Julie's home; where we shared many wonderful family memories. Not only did April devote her life to her husband, David Swisshelm, and her five daughters and five grandchildren, she also took great pleasure in rescuing stray cats and dogs. Her purpose in life was to help those who could not help themselves, oftentimes putting other's needs above her own.

While our hearts are heavy with grief on this day, as a family, we will take this time to reflect on our special memories and invite those who knew April to do the same - for it is in our memories that our most precious April still lives on in our hearts.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 1, 2016
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