Dorothy "Boots" P. (Powell) Swimmer

Born: Sat., Sep. 22, 1928
Died: Fri., Sep. 28, 2018


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Oct. 02, 2018
Location: Long House Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 02, 2018
Location: Long House Funeral Home

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Dorothy “Boots” P. Swimmer, 89, went home to the Lord September 28, 2018 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

She was the daughter of the late Ben and Kina Powell.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Isaac D. Swimmer; one son, David P. Swimmer; one grandson, Tsa-ni A. Youngdeer; and a Great Grandson, Cayden T. Lossie.

Boots was lovingly known to a couple of her grandsons as “Granny Grump” and to many simply as “Mom”.  Boots was a home maker.  She worked as a guide at the Indian Village for a number of years.  She was an avid bead worker, and a master maker of pickled beans, krout, and anything that could be pickled, canned, or frozen.

She is survived by Sons, Ben, William, and James (Dean) Swimmer (Wife Lola); her daughters, Bobbi & Russell George, Kina Swimmer, Anita Thompson,  Bonnie & Barney Youngdeer of Cherokee, Dinah & Jerry Melton of Puryear, Tennessee; 10 Grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren; and many special friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 9 AM until 11 AM at Long House Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 11 AM.  Pastors Bobby Watts and James “Bo” Parris will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Ike Swimmer Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be among family and friends.

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Michael Greene
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
As I was reading this obituary i was very saddened but your loss of Dorothy. I did not know her so at this time I would like to send my condolences. Death is a sad time in our lives so please take comfo6 in the God of comfort who promises to help you get through these hard times. Also take hold of the promises of the future where God promises to return to life those that have fallen asleep in death to a perfect new Earth. Please my friends for more information on this subject visit of free website on more we can hope for. Have a good day.

Terry Greene
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dear loved one. Our loving Creator never planned for death to be part of his original plan. There is such a loving scripture found at Revelation 21: 3 & 4 which reads: With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say " Look! The tent of God is with mankind and he will reside with them, And they will be his people, And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The Former things have passed away ." I hope these words help you find comfort and also give you hope for our near future.

Debbie Taylor
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
Sending my deepest sympathy to all. I just heard today of the sad news and now I've missed her services. Boots was a very special friend and I'll miss her terribly. Rest in peace, boots . Til we meet again. Love and prayers, Debbie taylor

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