Obituary: Diane Llewellyn Bettridge Swift

A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at FitzHenry's Funeral Home for native Nevadan Diane Llewellyn Bettridge Swift, a Carson City resident for 31 years. She died Sept. 21, 2003, at home in Carson City. She was 52.

Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 26, 1951, in Ely to Reese Edward and Bessie Vanderwood Llewellyn. She was raised and educated in Ely and married Lynn Bettridge in 1968. The couple moved to Carson City in 1972, where she was a homemaker and worked in various doctors' offices.

In 1993, she married Ken Swift, and they lived in Carson Valley. She enjoyed her home, gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of Carson City; sons and daughters-in-law Shannon Lynn and Danielle Bettridge and Jeremy Wade and Melissa Bettridge; grandchildren Conor, Nickolas, Kaylee and Kameron, all of Carson City; sisters and brothers-in-law Kathryn Llewellyn and Denny Sestanovich of Sparks, Maureen Llewellyn and David Epps of Mesa, Ariz., Sandra Lamphere of Mesa and Carol Lamphere Merlyn Hoyt of Ely and Las Vegas; brother, Van Reese Llewellyn of Reno; nephews Thomas Morgan of Sparks, Kenneth Ehrgott of Mililani, Hawaii, and Kevin Karst, Michael Hoyt and Paul Hoyt, all of Las Vegas; and nieces Kari Ehrgott Holloway of Phoenix, Barbara Hoyt Swails of Fernley and Tracy Hoyt Lewis of Houston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.

FitzHenry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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