Stanley Swicord (Veteran)

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Mr. Stanley Chris Swicord, age 63 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Friday, July 22, 2011, at the University Hospital, Columbia, Mo. Chris was born December 25, 1947, in Portland, Ore., the son of Allen R. and Geraldine Noah Swicord. Chris was a 1966 graduate of Whitehaven High School, Memphis, Tenn. He enlisted and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and Puerto Rico. He was employed at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant for several years. He was then employed with the Missouri Dept. of Corrections for 27 years prior to his retirement in January 2009. He enjoyed Cardinal baseball, coaching Babe Ruth baseball, playing cards, and woodworking. Chris loved music and earlier in life sang in the church choir and for a time, played in the handbell choir at First United Methodist Church. He was an avid reader and enjoyed his annual camping and float trips with friends. Following retirement, he loved his dog, Rascal. Most importantly, he enjoyed time with his family and friends. Chris is most remembered for his generosity to others, and in the end, gave the ultimate gift of life by being an organ donor. Survivors include: one sister, Cheryl Bodenhamer and her husband Dr. Fred Bodenhamer of Jefferson City, Mo.; three nieces and nephews, Laura Landwehr and her husband Louis, Dr. Sally Bodenhamer, and Dr. Bret Bodenhamer, all of Jefferson City, Mo.; and two great- nieces, Natalie Landwehr and Nicole Landwehr. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2011. A memorial service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Daniel Hilty officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be conducted at Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Assn. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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