Linda Charles Swartz

"Teacher Forever"
Linda Swartz, 71, of Grantsville, Utah, returned to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. She was born in Tooele, Utah on August 9, 1942 and lived most of her young life in Grantsville. She attended Utah State University and graduated with a BA in Education. She taught physical education in California for 20 years and counseled six years, with 22 of those years at Hiram W. Johnson High School where she taught dance, coached volleyball and counseled. She moved to Henderson, Nevada, in 1992 and was a counselor at Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center for 11 years. After being retired for a year, she returned to a part-time librarian job at the University of Southern Nevada. She met the love of her life, Jack Swartz, who was also a physical education teacher and coach, and they were married for 31 years. Their favorite past-time was going on cruises or traveling through their time-share exchanges. They coached swimming together and officiated volleyball together. Teaching and sports were a great part of their lives. She taught chair exercise, water aerobics and line dancing at the community clubhouse/pool and enjoyed swimming and/or walking every day. She was also a member of the Mountain View Red Hatters. Linda was very active in her Shadow Canyon Ward, and loved to work at the Las Vegas Temple. She was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Leona Charles, her husband Jack Swartz, and her brother-in-law Wayne Edwards. She is survived by sisters Kathleen Edwards, Karen Hamm, DeAnna Linares (Danny), Mary Charles and her brother Dick Charles; her stepchildren Joe Swartz (Kathy), aPatrick Swartz (Melinda), Pete Swartz (Peggy), and Jonnie Lee Wright. The memorial service will be held at the Grantsville 7th ward, 415 W. Apple St., Grantsville, on Saturday, November 23 at 12:00 noon. Family visitation will be from 11:00011:45 a.m. Services are being provided by Didericksen Memorial.

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