Marilyn Thorne Swisher
Marilyn Thorne Swisher
  • February 11, 1930 - March 8, 2017
  • Boulder, Colorado

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Marilyn Thorne Swisher, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was born in Tampa Florida in 1930. Marilyn started nurses' training in New Orleans and moved to Boulder to finish school where she met her husband Carl. She moved to Valdosta Georgia in 1990.
She practiced nursing for many years but her true calling was to help the plight of animals. In the 70's and 80's she was Executive Director of Boulder Valley Spay Clinic and Queen City and Capital Hill Spay/Neuter clinics in Denver. Her animal welfare efforts were acknowledged in Women's Who's Who in America.
She is preceded in death by her husband Carl Craik Swisher, her parents Alice and RA Thorne, and her brother Shelton Allen Thorne. She is survived by her daughters Patricia "Trish" (Bill) Bryan and Barbara (Curtis) Swisher; granddaughters Jessica Bryan and Patricia "Trishie" Swisher; great-grandchildren, Avianna and Isaac O'Brien and Elaine Hughes; her sister-in-law, Donna Thorne; nephews, Steven, Barry, and Douglas Thorne; and great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by friends Misty Ray, who continues to provide care for her beloved dogs, and Vanessa Brown who, with her family, gave her great love and joy the last year of her life.
A memorial will be held in Valdosta and Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 15 at Crist Mortuary 3395 Penrose Pl., Boulder with burial to follow at Mountain View Memorial Park. Crist Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Please visit to leave condolences. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local Human Society in honor of Marilyn.

Arrangements under the direction of Crist Mortuary, Boulder, CO.