John D. Swanson

John D. Swanson of Morristown, Arizona passed away on December 12, 2023 at his daughters home in Saratoga at the age of 89 years.

John was born in Encampment, Wyoming on August 28, 1934 in his grandparents’ home. He went to school in Rawlins and Encampment. He worked at Cedar Creek Ranch for Bob Lucas, then for the Sangers. John joined the Marines and served from 1954 to 1957 with his longtime friend, Bill Seahorn. John and his brother, and best friend, Ken Swanson worked together for 45 years as Swanson Brothers Construction.

John loved being on the go outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, gold panning and being with family.

John is survived by his children Alinea, Diana, Sandi, Linda, Lori Geoke, and Lisa; grandchildren Aiden and Grayson (Lisa), Lindzy, Javier and Maria (Linda), Jennifer, Kristen and Sierra (Sandi), Richard, Andrew, Anthony and Aaron (Diana), Dustin and Andrea (Alinea) and David (Lori) and 24 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Iva, brother Kenny (Alice), Bob, Cathy, Connie, Tyson and Loy and bonus family Dave and Damian Hart. He was preceded in death by Sophia, Leo, Sonna and his older brother James “Ben” Bernard.

Services are pending for both John and Sonna.

Casada Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement. Tributes and condolences may be offered online at


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