In Memory

Sharon Rogers (Swan)

Sharon Rogers (Swan)

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother and former Billings Public Schools para-educator, Sharon Ann Swan, passed away among family and friends at Canyon Creek Memory Care Community in Billings on Jan. 4, 2015, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. She was 65.

Born on Feb. 17, 1949, to Betty and R.C. Rogers in Billings, Sharon graduated from Billings West High and then attended Eastern Montana College (now Montana State University Billings), where she met Clark Swan, her devoted husband of 45 years. Perhaps in a sign of destiny, Sharon and Clark were delivered a month apart in the same hospital, by the same physician, Dr. Chapple.

Best remembered as a loving and generous mother to her three children, Robert Swan (Elizabeth), Ryan Swan (Elley) and Erin Swan (Randy), and grandmother to six grandchildren, Phoebe Rose, Isabella, Barrett, Esther, Daisy and Victoria, Sharon was also affectionately known as “Auntie Sharon” to several nieces and nephews and to many of her friends’ children.

Working for many years as a para-educator for the Billings School District, first at Grand Avenue School in the 1980s, and later on at Billings Senior High, Sharon also enjoyed catering special events in and around Billings. Her passions included spending time with her family and friends, gardening, cooking and dancing. Sharon is survived by her loving husband, Clark; their three children and their spouses; six grandchildren; and her three sisters (Sandy, Sally and Susie) and their families. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, R.C. and Betty Rogers.

We will miss Sharon’s infectious laugh, her brilliant smile and her bountiful hugs. We just know that Grandma Betty was waiting for her daughter to return, and that they are now dancing together once again.