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Donna Dee (Sperry) Swanson

January 20, 1935 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 86)


Donna Dee (Sperry) Swanson, 86, passed away January 8, 2022 at Benefis Teton Medical Center in Choteau, MT with her daughter Janine by her side.  She was born January 20, 1935 in Winifred, MT, the only child of FonClaire & May (Strong) Sperry.  She went through grade school in Winifred & graduated from Hobson High School in 1953.  She worked for the ASCS in Stanford, MT until her marriage to John Voth in 1956.  To this marriage they had 3 children Randy, Rod, & Janine.  They lived in Bozeman, Lewistown, Hobson & the O’Day Ranch near Great Falls until coming to Choteau, MT in 1972. They divorced in 1977.  She retired in 1991 after working 17 years for Coast to Coast in Choteau, MT, a job she truly enjoyed.  In March 1982 she met the love of her life, Roger Swanson, and were married on June 13, 1992 in Coeur d’Alene, ID.  She was a member of the Hobson Chapter of Eastern Star.  She enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles, Pinochle, jigsaw puzzles, collecting thimbles & cookbooks, and her precious dog Jazzi.  She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law Dean Keiper.  She is survived by her husband Roger of Choteau, MT; her children Randy (Teresa) Voth of Ogden, UT; Rod Voth (Diane Graf) of Choteau, MT; and Janine Keiper of Helena, MT; her stepchildren Tammy (Mike) Murray of Billings, MT; Dennis Swanson of Great Falls, MT, and Kelly Swanson of Stevensville, MT; 13 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home in Choteau, MT.  A reception will follow at the Stage Stop Inn.  Burial will be held in the Central Montana Memorial Gardens outside of Lewistown, MT;  Monday, January 17, 2022 at 11:30am.  Condolences may be left on-line at

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Funeral Service
January 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Gorder Jensen Funeral Home
23 Third Street NW
Choteau, Montana 59422

Graveside Service
January 17, 2022

11:30 AM
Central Montana Memorial Gardens
Outside Lewistown
Lewistown, MT 59999

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