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Debbie Swaim Obituary


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“My deepest condolences to your family. I had the privilege of working with Debbie on an EWI committee, and I learned so much from her. She was so...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Jane N. Diaz - San Antonio, TX

“Please accept our condolences on the loss of your motherOur Deepest Sympathy, The Bailey Family ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Shana Shults Bailey - Floresville, TX

“Debbie was a special person - I respected her tremendously and was privileged to work with her for many years. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Hughes - La Vernia, TX

“Debbie - may you rest peacefully and with grace as you lived. Your EWI Sister, Jan Steger ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Jan Steger - San Antonio, TX

“We will certainly miss Debbie! She always had a smile and was willing to help with whatever was needed. I could feel her smile even over the phone!...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Julie Klumpyan - San Antonio, TX

“Beverly, We are very sorry to hear about the death of your sister Debbie. Please know that you,your family and your sister's husband,children and...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Jane and Michael Dalton - Dallas, TX

“This was one awesome lady! ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Gary and Pat Baring - Floresville, TX

“Debbie,You are now with our "Savior" and "Angels" in Heaven. You will never be forgotten.Sylvia McGowne,Co-worker at Diamond Shamrock-Valero Energy. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Sylvia McGowne - San Antonio, TX

“Debbie,I think about you all the time. You were my mentor. Everything I know I learned from you and thought you were the best. I will continue to...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Eva - Devine, TX

“We want you to know that our prayers are with all of the family at this time. Debbie was a great friend and Bill and Debbie were great (parents) to...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Leroy and Dayna Popham - TX

“The memory of Debbie will always be in my heart. I share in your grief and pray that faith, family and friends will help you make it through this...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Tara Ford Payne - San Antonio, TX

“I worked with Debbie at Diamond Shamrock. She was always willing to help me learn new things and was a wonderful role model for upcoming assistants. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Cindy K. Brown - San Antonio, TX

“Debbie, I will miss you and our "girls night out" with Cheryl. It was fun to catch up on gossip and share family photo's, while always staying too...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Denise Brady - Spring Branch, TX

“I am very sorry about the lost of Debbie. She was a very nice person, and I'm very glad she crossed my path in this life.You all are in my prayers...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Cecy BO - New Braunfels, TX

“May you rest in peace, Debbie, and may the Lord bless and keep your family. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Skillrud - San Antonio, TX

“My heartfelt sympathies to Bill and the family. I had the pleasure of working with Debbie for quite a few years, and she was outstanding in all...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Pat McConahy - San Antonio, TX

“No words can convey the heartfelt sympathy that is felt for you in your loss. I hope that your happiest memories with Debbie rise above your loss...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Rita Wheeler - San Antonio, TX

“With deepest sympathies. Debbie was a wonderful person and a great lady. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Brenda Deremer - San Antonio, TX

“A shocker and sad news to hear. Heartfelt condolences to Bill and all the family. She will be missed and fondly remembered by all of us that knew...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Bob Beadle - Boerne, TX

“Debbie was a friend. It had been years since we worked together but we still got together for lunch about four times a year. We always laughed,...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Hartman Hime - San Antonio, TX

“Debbie was considered "part of the family". She was a lady of style and eloquence. Heaven just got a lot of class! My family and I send our love...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Sally Hemminghaus Fry - Houston, TX

“Debbie is lovingly remembered by our whole family. Our prayers go out to the entire Swaim family. Wishing you all peace and God's blessings in...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Sherri Hemminghaus Weeks - FL

“We are so saddened to hear of Debbie's untimely death. She was truly the glue that held our family together during Roger's time at Diamond Shamrock....Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Dot and Roger Hemminghaus - TX


Debbie Swaim, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2009, in San Antonio after a brief illness. Her career in the oil industry spanned over 25 years, she was currently working as an executive assistant for the retired CEO and Chairman of Ultramar/Diamond Shamrock, Jean Gaulin. Debbie also served as executive assistant for Roger Hemminghaus, the former CEO of Diamond Shamrock. She was a member of the E.W.I. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Joan Barber. Survivors include her husband, Bill Swaim; 4 children, Brian Darnell and wife Shannon, Eric Darnell, William Swaim Jr. and wife Leslie, and Tricia Landgrave and husband Mike; 7 grandchildren, Marcus Swaim, Emily Swaim, Katy Simons, Kenny Landgrave, Cole Darnell, Lyla Darnell, and Carly Darnell; her stepmother, Pat Barber; 4 siblings, Beverley Collette and husband Stephen, Robert Barber and Trish, Sandra Erickson and husband Mark, and Mike Barber and wife Debbie; and 8 nieces and nephews.

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