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Dortha B. Swift died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the age of 93. Born Dec.12, 1920, in Stockdale, Texas, to Claud and Susan Watkins Bird, Dortha was the last granddaughter of Zadok Watkins and S.R. Bird, descendant of Daniel Bird who settled in Wilson County.

She graduated from Stockdale High School in 1938. Dortha married Rex R. Swift on July 29, 1939. Dortha and Rex had five children and 55 wonderful years together before his death in 1995.

She was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings; husband Rex; and granddaughter Holly Rosser.

Dortha is survived by her five children, Robert Swift and wife Mary of Kingsbury, David Swift of San Antonio, Carol Rosser of San Antonio, Sandra Gidley and husband Dale of Copper Canyon, and Donna Leidner and husband Bill of Mission; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel in San Antonio.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio.

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