Betty Swafford Obituary, Death – Betty Ann Swafford, 63, was born in California, KY, on January 30, 1960. She bravely fought cancer until June 4, 2023, when she died peacefully surrounded by her family. She leaves a huge legacy of love, strength, and being able to keep going. Betty was a loving mom and a much-loved wife. She put her whole heart and soul into being a parent. She put her family’s needs and happiness above everything else. Her love was limitless, and she cared for her kids and grandkids for a long time, helping them become the best versions of themselves.
As a wife, Betty was the main support for her family. She supported and loved her husband, Gary Swafford, who was the love of her life for 44 years, no matter what. Those who were lucky enough to have her in their lives felt safe, stable, and at home when she was around.Betty was a wonderful mother and wife, but she was also an inspiration to everyone who knew her. In the way she treated other people, you could see how full of life she was, how kind, caring, and selfless she was.
She helped a lot of people because she was kind and always willing to help, even if it was just sharing an umbrella with a stranger. She put the needs of others before her own. Betty found comfort in spending time with her family, whether it was poking and tending to a campfire, going for a walk with family and friends, or playing games where she could show how competitive she was. These things made her happy and let her show how much she loved life. She told other people to go after their own goals and to enjoy every moment, find joy in the little things, and never give up fighting for life.
Betty’s parents, Joseph and Mildred Holtz, died before her. Her husband, Gary Swafford, is the only person she leaves behind. Kevin Swafford is his son. Michelle (Matthew) Traylor is their only child. Mason Traylor and Macy Traylor are her two grandchildren. Brothers Jim (married to Brenda), Norbert (married to Linda), Bill (married to Mary), Donald (married to Sharon), Bob (married to Donna),
Gary (married to Teresa), Mark, David (married to Melissa), and Joe Holtz. Many nieces and nephews, including Eileen Kramer, Margie (Melvin) Bayless, Marilyn (Jack) Finfrock, Janet Bargo, and Kathy (Jerry) Biedenbender. May Betty have a peaceful, pain-free rest for all time. Her love, strength, and ability to keep going will continue to teach and guide those who knew her. The family is being helped by Cooper Funeral Home. Donations to the American Cancer Society can be made instead of flowers.