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Edythe Marguerite Sweitzer

1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Edythe Marguerite Sweitzer Obituary
Edythe Marguerite Sweitzer, 94

Edythe Marguerite Sweitzer, born in Fort Worth, Texas, August 12th, 1922 was released from this life on October 19th, 2016. She was 94.

Edythe was married to Jack Pershing Sweitzer with whom she bore three sons.

Jack and her son, Clifford Earl Sweitzer left this life before her. She was the last surviving member of a large family - those who went before her included her mother and father, Pearl Briggs Purcell and John Milton Jones; her brothers, Milton Edwenton Jones, Hermon Aston Jones, and Eugene Douglas Jones; her sisters, Rene Francis Jones, Hattie Nannette Hancock, Catherine Virginia Jones, Mildred Evelyn Jones, and Joy Janice Tracy. Edythe is survived by her cousins, Lyndal Jones Wilkerson of Rio Vista, Texas and Dr. Anne Jones Bailey of Cleburne, Texas; her sisters-in-law, Betty Jones of Longview, Washington, Ethel Sweitzer of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Charlotte Campbell of Tulsa, Oklahoma; her son, Jack of Cloudcroft, New Mexico; and nephews and nieces too numerous to mention.

Edythe liked to travel and did so beyond the limits of her health. She was a self-taught expert genealogist. The passion for this avocation displayed itself in visits to the Mormon Library in Salt Lake City, County Courthouses, Libraries and Graveyards across the country, examining family bibles, joining local genealogy research groups in various regions of the country and sending thousands of letters. It was real detective work. One of her proudest achievements was finding the gravesite of her grandfather, Tazewell Megehee Jones in Ninnekah, Oklahoma. Her research traced her family through the various big events in the country's history - virtually all the wars, to the founding of the Republic and to the landing of the Mayflower.

Illness prevented her from doing the things she liked and eventually required her stay at the Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico where she spent the last twenty months of her life. The family wishes to express thanks to the kind staff at Casa Arena for the professional care she received while in their care.

The Sweitzer family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home. Services have already taken place.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 18, 2016 to Jan. 17, 2017
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