Elaine E. Swanson
Elaine E. Swanson
  • December 27, 1923 - January 6, 2017
  • Nebraska

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Swanson, Elaine E. Dec 27, 1923 - Jan 6, 2017 Elaine Swanson, a longtime Omaha resident, passed away on Thursday, January 6, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She had celebrated her 93rd birthday the week before. Born in Chicago, IL in 1923, she grew up on the city's South Side and graduated from Morgan Park High School in 1941. An employee of the Grand Trunk-Canadian Pacific railroad, she transferred to the railroad's Omaha office in 1945. She married Budington Swanson, a writer of Western Americana and historical fiction, in 1950. He preceded her in death in 1991. Together, they started the Copy Company, a direct-mail advertising and printing business that they ran out of their home in the Midtown neighborhood. She was an active collector and dealer in a wide array of collectibles, including coins, tokens, transportation items, Christmas plates, miniatures, Trans-Mississippi souvenirs, and postcards - to name a few. She remained active in Omaha's collecting community until the last 2 months of her life. She is survived by her son, Stevenson; daughter-in-law Ann Dumas-Swanson; and grandson Owen, all of Pelham, NY. VISITATION Tuesday 6-8pm at the Funeral Home. GRAVESIDE SERVICE Wednesday at 11am at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, 2300 S. 78th Street. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the National Osteoporosis Foundation; Disabled American Veterans; or the charity of your choice.

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