Cheryl Laverne Swanson

April 21, 2022

Cheryl Laverne Swanson was born April 17, 1947 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Roy Lee and Velma Faye (Chasteen) Ensminger. She completed her earthly journey on Monday, April 18, 2022, with her family at her side at the age of 75.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, April 20, from 5:30-7:00 P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home. Services will be held on Friday, April 21, at 1:30 P.M. at Bethel Assembly of God Church with Rev. Bennie Grissom officiating. Serving, as pallbearers will be Jeff Swanson, Jarrel Swanson, Justin Swanson, Roper Swanson, Brandon Swanson and Clint Swanson. Honorary pallbearers will be the Stephens County Honor Guard. Interment will follow at Rock Creek Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.

Cheryl graduated from Empire High School. On June 10, 1967 she married the love of her life, Clinton "Butch" Wayne Swanson at Duncan. To complete this family, God gave them three sons -- Jeff, Jarrel and Justin.

She had many jobs over the years; she had worked at Haggar Slacks Company, doing the bookkeeping for their oilfield business, Lubrication Systems Company #2, and then at The Duncan Banner. She loved being outdoors, riding horses, camping, rodeos and traveling in general. Cheryl also enjoyed baking, cooking and sewing. She also played the mandolin. Most of all, she loved spending time with family, friends and her church family.

Preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Rowdy Lee Swanson, Cheryl is survived by her husband of 54+ years, Butch; sons: Jeff and wife Sheila Swanson of Tuttle, Jarrel Swanson of Duncan, Justin and wife Mary Swanson of Duncan; grandchildren: Roper Swanson, Makayla and husband Edward Eayones, Clint Swanson, Brandon Swanson, Bailey Swanson, Blake Swanson; brother, Daryl and wife Judy Ensminger; and sister, Cindy and husband Mardy Meadows.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Rowdy Swanson Memorial Scholarship at BancFirst.

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