Jeanne 'Grandma' Swihart (Fritz) of Fremont, CA was born on November 6th 1930 in Chicago, IL passed away at the age of 84 in Santa Clara, CA on April 14, 2015 was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She enjoyed playing bingo, bunco, going to the casinos, attending Red Hat activities, watching sports and spending time with her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Samuel T Swihart and grandson Scott Cuevas Swihart I who welcomed her into God's presence and peace. Jeanne is survived by her daughters Mary Frances (Baptista), Anne (Windisch), Judith, Catherine (Camara), and sons Samuel 'Bud' III, and Scott. Along with 11 grandchildren, 21 great children and 1 great-great grandchild. She always told everyone to 'Smile 'and think positive thoughts. She will be greatly missed and always in our hearts forever.

Memories Timeline

Guestbook

  1. Mom, Thank You for being such a great Mom and wonderful great grandma. I feel honored to have been with you till the end. There is not a day that goes by that your not thought of. The boys our waiting for you to come home and Hudson told them you are with them all the time now, because angels in heaven are everywhere.. I truly believe in my heart I thought you would be here forever. A piece of my heart has been taken away and it hurts. Dad and you need to continue your journey knowing that you will be loved and missed every second of everyday. Mom thanks for the memories. Love always, Anne

    Reply
  2. Mom it has been 2 weeks and it seem like yesterday you left us. It is beyond belief how many lives you touched .Everyone asking how could someone so loving and good hearted really be gone. You will always be famous for smile and think a good thought everyday Your casino buddies ,bingo buddies , red hat friends , long time friends and neighbors still call to check in. Laughter and kindness was your best combination. Thank You for waking us at 2,3,and 4:00 am making your goofy faces and sticking out your tongue at us .We relived our childhood for a couple weeks. Tonight the boys asked to kiss your picture of you sitting on Santa Clauses lap. They said Grandma, Grandma used to always laugh and your only job was to hug and kiss everyone. When you think about it Mom they were right and you did it well. May we carry on your tradition as good as you .I Love You Mom !

    Reply
  3. Aunt Jeannie was always a beacon of joy, as one of the youngest in our family I always got a big hug and smile when she would come visit. I know my cousins are feeling the pain of being gone, but I would tell you she has never left. You all have her personality in one way or another. I will always remember her ability to make me laugh and remind me to enjoy life. Thank You Aunt Jeannie for also bringing into our lives you children, they were always an extension of our family.

    Love You, # 17. Timmy

    Reply
  4. I will always remember Aunt Jeanie for the beautiful person she was. I have so many memories with mom and Aunt Jeanie and all of the times I was lucky enough to get together with our cousins. The best memories are the recent ones, I was able to spend time with Aunt Jeanie and my cousins. It was so good to re-live all the times we had together and to see where our lives are now. I was at lunch with everyone and Aunt Jeanie was just sitting at the head of the table smiling, someone asked if she was okay, she said she was just enjoying seeing all of the family together laughing. I do agree it was so much fun. So I am glad not only for my childhood memories, but seeing her living her life to the fullest.

    Reply
  5. My life will always be better because of Aunt Jeanne. I can remember coming to visit with silver dollars to go to TG&Y and then go to the roller rink with her fun and energetic attitude. She was always the first one to laugh and she taught me the importance to laugh at yourself. I have many fond memories of Easter’s, dad pretending we left her at the gas station, summer months at her house, bowling, turnaround to Reno plus many, many more. I feel fortunate that she celebrated with us at our wedding celebration last October – she always made me feel special and welcome. She brought much joy to my life. You will be missed.

    Reply
  6. Hey Mom, It’s almost midnight and we started working on the house this weekend. All the things you kept for all of us is beyond belief. School pictures, school year books, class pictures, class rings, report cards and so much more. We have a lifetime of memories tucked away in this house and know is the time to sort it out. Thank You for giving all of us all of you. It seems like our time with you was so short. We wish for 184 years not 84. We looked through so many pictures of you and you were always smiling. Everyone has something they are great at and Mom yours was your ability to make people smile. With the grandkids it was to have them look in your eyes and smile. I hope while you our up in heaven you take the time to read to baby Scott and all his friends. You absolutely catch all kids attention when reading. Brady and James asked me what was Grandma Grandma’s best quality. The next comment was we know it wasn’t singing even though she tried really hard. Hudson said it was reading kids books. So in your spare time after having coffee with all your friends and family up there read to the little angels. We all know once a Mom always a Mom. We can feel you all around. Hugs ,Kisses ,Smiles and only positive thoughts going your way!!!!!!!!! Sent with more Love then imagined .Love You to the moon.anne

    Reply
  7. mom I was on my way to the boys this morning and stopped for breakfast across from Lake Merced Country Club . There was a Mother and Daughter sitting right next to me. That brought back so many memories. Her Mom said she wanted to take Bart to Dublin and her daughter told her no way it is to dangerous. Of course the Mom said she would be fine and come to find out she is 89. She was exactly like you very outspoken and friendly. Had it all together upstairs and remembered everything. My favorite thing was her daughter was taking her to get some new bras and she said I do not know why I still wear them I have nothing left to hold up. It brought to tears when I was leaving. I was thinking how does she still have her Mom and we don’t. I am sure you have everyone laughing and having good thoughts all the time.We keep smiley faces around and I take pictures of anything that looks remotely close to a smiley face even spilled milk on the counter. Mike,Gil,Bernie, Mike and Anne miss you like crazy. They say nothing is the same with you gone. Your red hat ladies miss your smiling face too.I know you watch over Mary she is having a terrible time. She is working ridiculous hours to deal with this and is stubborn and doesn’t want to listen to anyone.Clarence did tell us you will be attending Mary B.s wedding. So that is a good thing and you will be going to the casino with us for your birthday. I hope we have a great bus ride. You will be in Mary’s bag so please keep the noise down.We will yours and Dad’s favorite machines. Feel free to give us only good luck. Dino’s friend Ader lost his Mom last night so you will have someone else to talk to. Keep everything in check and have a beautiful day. I Love You, Anne

    Reply
  8. Well Mom you have been on my mind everyday for the last couple of weeks. Justin and Michelle moved into their new house after almost three years.It is stunning. James just won the Deans award at school.That was a huge day. Justin took Huddy to Disneyland for a day and a half last week.Brady is busy being Brady.We are just ending soccer getting ready for futsol and basketball.Going to visit Steve and Jude for Thanksgiving .Mary,Marie and I went out to dinner for your Birthday. We would give anything Mom to have you home with us.Not a day goes by that your not thought of. It is amazing how one person can change so many lives. I Love You so much and want you to always remember you were the world’s best Mom.

    Reply
  9. Mom never a day goes by where your not thought of. I miss you everyday and have a empty space in my heart forever.Thank You for always being so kind and loving not only to your family but everyone that knew you. Please help Mary to take care of herself.We will never forget you. Sometimes are so much harder then others. This week has been really tough. I just want you to know I love you so much and miss you everyday. I did take your 3 grandsons to Wrigley field this summer to watch your Cubs.What a amazing stadium.I fell in love with Chicago.What a great trip.I Love You Anne

    Reply

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook