Connie Lynn Swarts Clements Connie Lynn Swarts Clements, 59, of Eureka, died Saturday, October 26, at her sister's home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1:00 p.m.at the Apostolic Faith Church, 272 Harris St., with Pastor Byron Parker officiating. Private interment will be at Sunrise Cemetery in Fortuna, CA. Ayers Family Cremation is in charge of arrangements. She was born Jan. 13, 1954, in Eureka to J.B. and Ethel Martin. She graduated from Eureka High School in 1972. In 1973 she married Jody Swarts who died in 1991. They raised their family in Rio Dell, CA, and she worked as a bookkeeper in medical facilities and dental offices in Eureka and Fortuna during that time. Connie relocated to Southern California in 1996 where she was a property manager for Allen Properties until 2013. She moved to Eureka during the summer of 2013 to live with her sister, Dianna Melton, due to declining health. She attended the Apostolic Faith Church. Connie enjoyed her grandchildren above all else, and she loved spending time with family and friends. Connie had many, many friends and relatives who enjoyed her company and she never met a stranger. Her hobbies included scrapbooking and photography. Survivors include a daughter, Sara Swarts Leslie, and her husband, Darrell, of Beaumont, CA; grandsons Joshua, Jordan, and Gibby Hughes; a son, Ryan Swarts and his wife, J'Anna, of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren Jody II, Gia, and Jack Swarts; a brother, Danny Martin, of Grants Pass, OR; two sisters, Dianna Martin Melton of Eureka, CA, and June Martin Wickberg of Grants Pass, OR. She was predeceased by an infant son, Brent Colby Swarts. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com
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