ILWACO - Klipsan Beach resident Darline I. Swaggart, 98, died in Ilwaco on April 26, 2009. Born in Taylorville, Ill., on Aug. 19, 1910, she was the daughter of Jack and Josephine (Fry) Carey. She grew up in Kansas.
She worked in the banking business as a secretary. She was also a wife, mother and homemaker. In 1981 she moved to the Peninsula where she was a member of Ocean Park Moose, Ocean Park Eagles and in past years of the Order of Eastern Star, having held a statewide office in Washington in that organization. She was a world traveler. She cherished her independence and also enjoyed playing Texas Hold'em with her friends.
Survivors include her son, Carey Hood of Nahcotta; a daughter, Donna Huber of Wheatland, Wyo.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. At her request no service will be held. Her guest book is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.