Edwina Butler Swan

Edwina Butler Swan, age 85, passed away from a long illness July 20, 2018 in Jacksboro, Texas.

She was born November 27, 1932, in Cisco, Texas, to Johnnie Roy Butler and Myrtle Faye (née Elliott) Butler. She graduated from R.L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas. She married Charles Ray Swan, a petroleum engineer, in 1952. The couple lived in many places, including Darmstadt, Germany; San Angelo, Fort Worth, Houston, Jacksboro, Kermit, Lubbock, and Wichita Falls, Texas; and, Edmond, Oklahoma. 

Edwina worked as a secretary to Roy Furr, of Furr’s Supermarkets, in Lubbock and at Tyler & Simpson in Fort Worth. More recently, Edwina served 19 years on the Faith Community Health System Board of Directors, where she was a forward-thinking advocate of technology and superior healthcare for the citizens of Jack County and the surrounding region. She was also an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Jacksboro.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Swan; her parents, Johnnie Roy Butler and Myrtle Faye (née Elliott) Butler; her sister, Johnnie Sue Alley; and her nephew, Richard Alley.

Edwina is survived by her children, Roy Swan and Beverly Wiggins (Mike); her grandsons, Derek Wiggins (Teresa), Kyle Swan (Stephanie), and Matthew Wiggins (Mindy); her seven great-grandchildren, Daisha, Coby, Christian, Carter, Ali, Logan, and Aubree; her nephew, John Alley; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James Roy and Linda Swan; and her nieces Lana Smith and Tama Underwood. 

A memorial service for Edwina was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Faith Community Hospital Charitable Foundation at 215 Chisholm Trail, Jacksboro, TX 76458.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Lara Pierce and the nurses and staff at Faith Community Health System for their loving care.

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