Weatherford Democrat

January 30, 2013

Leo Fredrick Swihart


Weatherford Democrat

— Leo Fredrick Swihart died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in a Weatherford care facility.

Graveside service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Hochatown Cemetery in Oklahoma under the direction of Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Home in Weatherford.

Leo was born July 11, 1920, in Independence, Mo. He lived most of his life in Oklahoma City. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Leo was a section chief at Tinker Air Force Base and retired from the civil service. While working at Tinker, Leo met his wife, Aubrey Allen Blackburn. He and Aubrey were married 54 years. Upon retirement from the civil service, Leo and Aubrey spent many winters in Brownsville.

Leo leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Joe Blackburn and wife, Mary, of St. Louis, Mo., and Steve Swihart and wife, Linda, of Weatherford; daughters, Sherry Britz, of Spokane, Wash., and Peggy Danford, of Vancouver, Wash.; brother-in-law, Earl Allen and wife, Robbie, of Broken Bow, Okla., and Tom Allen and wife, Toni, of Broken Bow; sister-in-law, Alene Allen, of Broken Bow; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Home