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David L. Swan


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David L. Swan Obituary
David L. Swan, 74, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, of a pulmonary embolism. Service: Dave was cremated, per his wishes; a web memorial is being established. Born in Helena, Mont., to Cecil and Dorothy Woods Swan, he attended high school in Spokane, Wash., and was an alumnus of Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, Calif. A news photographer for 17 years, Swan was the photographer for an historic trip in 1976 to the Peoples Republic of China with representatives of the National Society of News Editors. His photos illustrated stories filed in the nation's top newspapers. Among his many awards, Swan was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize of his photo of migrant workers in Madras, Ore. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Olivia Ann Swan. Survivors: In addition to Sam, his wife of 36 years, Dave is survived by his sons, Kevin Mullin and wife, Shelly, of Tacoma, Wash., and Jason Swan and wife, Jamie, of Mansfield; grandchildren, Morgan Mullin, Susie, Becca, Katie and Xander Swan; sister, Carole Swan; three nephews; and one niece.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 27, 2014
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