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September 05, 2017
I just discovered that Greta died and am sorry I did not know sooner. We were last in touch in 2013 when my mother Pat Becker died. She was always an aunt to me and my mother's favorite contemporary "relative". I remember her great outspoken sense of humor, beautiful smile and outsized laugh. My best to the Swauger siblings.
Mikell Becker ( now of Houston)
April 27, 2016
Greta and her family were our neighbors in Westfield on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during my junior high and high school years. My own mother was suffering her 11 year depression at that time so there were times when I'd cross the street to see what was going on in the Swauger household. Sometimes I'd help unload groceries or simply hang out in Greta's kitchen for a bit. Being friends with her daughter, Kerri and later dating her son, Bruce, I got to enjoy their mom, Greta too. I rememeber her wonderful laugh, down to earth viewpoints, she delighted in her children (something I longed for) and had a joy for life. There was a bathroom in their home which had pink elephants on the walls. And that didn't seem weird. It fit somehow. She drove an older black limousine as her everyday car. The trunk held all her groceries from her weekly trip. When it was her turn with the carpool to pick us kids up from school her limo was easily to spot. Greta always seemed to have a delightful smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye - it made you think she had just remembered a funny moment or joke. Did I mention her laugh? it was wonderful. She baked aggrevation cookies, served a delicious flank steak and sometimes her family had red onion sandwiches. I'm sure that is just the tip of an iceberg that would define Greta Swauger. I just know that having she and her family as neighbors provided wonderful memories for me and the whole Stamper family. Thank you, Greta - thank you, Swauger family.
April 23, 2016
It's been a tough couple of years for Mom through the Alzheimers, and tough on us seeing he go through it. Thank you Mom for touching so many lives that they are here and there reminding us of the joys before the last couple of years. Been missing you for a while now, Mom. I love you.
April 22, 2016
Greta was our Girl Scout leader in Rolling Hills. I always loved her positive way. Later when I moved to San Luis Obispo I discovered that we worked just down the street from each other. What a treat to see Greta from time to time in the store or downtown SLO. She will always hold a special place in my heart with many fond memories. My thoughts and Hello's to Paula & Kerry. Debbie Belt, San Luis Obispo
April 16, 2016
My Mom was a fun and loving woman. We had lot of good times and she had a special perspective on life. We will all miss her. I have always lived far away--but loved her in many ways. Thank you all for your loving memories and yes, Bart was a Special Guy, I hope Mom is with him and happy. Love to all--Paula Swauger (Greta's Youngest)
April 11, 2016
I met Greta, and Bart in Pismo at Basin Street Regulars monthly Jazz get together. Even as Bart became more feeble, Greta saw to it that he had a good time. What a wonderful gracious lady she was. What a privilege to know her and try to match wits with her.
Russ Wright
April 08, 2016
I knew Greta through Bart Ross, who in 2000, lived in the apartment next to me. She and he had a special relationship, which I envied. Greta added much joy to all that knew her. As they both often said, "Go Dodgers!"
April 08, 2016
In the year 2000, I was living in an apartment in Grover Beach. My neighbor was Bart Ross. I was single at the time. Every other day, and sometimes everyday, Greta would visit her Bart. They traveled to local events and distant cities, sharing their interests in jazz, country music, and the dodgers, and whatever else they did together. I envied his relationship with Greta, being that I had so much to learn about life and partnership. After Bart passed away, I would occasionally see her and we'd share old stories. She had a wonderful wit, fabulous smile and gentle demeanor. Thank you Greta for sharing part of your time here on Earth with our friend Bart, and being the wonderful person you were. You are dearly missed.
April 08, 2016
Really sorry to here about your mom. She was my neighbor on Palm street. Really enjoyed our conversations. She always cracked me up.
April 07, 2016
Paula, On hearing that your mom had passed I wanted to reach out to you to say " I wish you all the best old friend. "

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