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Barbara Edwards Farley-Swanson
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1918
Crescent City
Del Norte County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 2014
Alameda County
California, USA

Barbara Farley Swanson

Feb. 26, 1918 Jan. 20, 2014

Resident of Piedmont

Barbara Farley Swanson, a tireless charitable fund-raiser whose witness of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and its devastating aftermath gave her a sense of resolve and duty to service for a lifetime, died of heart failure Jan. 20 at her home in Piedmont. She was 95. Ms. Swanson graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. She was born Feb. 26, 1918, in Crescent City, the only child of Grace Ellen and Dr. David Powell Edwards. She married Ross Edward Farley (1947), a Navy commander and had two children Barbara Suzanne Farley, of Piedmont, and Ross Edward Farley, of Carmel Valley. The couple divorced in 1957. She married Russell Swanson in 1981. He died November 2012 at 91. Barbara has four grandchildren: Taylor Edward Ferris, 25, Barbara Whitney Ferris, 26; Lauren Grace Farley, 31, and Ross Edward III, 30, two step-grandchildren: Brett Wilkes Levine, 24 and Lucas Alexander Levine, 20. Services: Rosary 1/24/14 at 7:30 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, in Oakland. Funeral Mass will take place at St Margaret Mary Church 1/25/14 at 11:00 AM. She will be interred at Christ the Light Cathedral.

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FD126 510-581-1234

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 24, 2014 
Cathedral of Christ the Light Mausoleum
Alameda County
California, USA
Created by: Michael Hague
Record added: Jan 24, 2014
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