Obituary: Deloris Arlene (Hagen) Swobody


Deloris Arlene (Hagen) Swobody

August 27, 1937 – May 24, 2021


Deloris Arlene (Hagen) Swobody of Birch Bay, age 83, passed on from this world in the early hours of May 24, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Wife of Donald Thomas Swobody, they shared sixty years of marriage before Don’s passing in early 2017. 

Born August 27, 1937 to John and Clara Hagen in Swift County Minnesota. The third of five children. She attended Ferndale High School, where she met her future husband and graduated in 1955.

Don and Deloris were married in September 1956 and had four children, 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 

Deloris was preceded in death by her parents John and Clara; husband Donald; siblings Marilyn Gott, Curtis Hagen and Anna Plaster; son John Olaf Swobody; and nephew Nicholas Andres. She is survived by her daughter Rebecca (Terry) Cleverly of Birch Bay, sons Donald T. Swobody Jr. of Marysville, WA and Eric (Lori) Swobody of Surprise, AZ; daughter-in-law Annette Swobody of Marysville, WA; brother Ray (Pat) Hagen of Kennewick, WA; sister-in-law Margie Andres of Ferndale, WA; brother-in-law John Rice of Oklahoma City, OK; nephews Steve Andres and Tony and Greg Gott, as well as her many grandchildren.

Graveside service to be held at Moles Greenacres Cemetery. June 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the VFW Auxiliary. 


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