Nov. 4, 1950—Nov. 21, 2019
“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” Kalil Gibran
Susan Melanie (Comstock) Swett, the daughter of Charles and Genevieve (Closner) Comstock, was born on Nov. 4, 1950, at St. John’s Hospital in Longview, WA. Her life came full circle, as she passed away at the age of 69 on Nov. 21, 2019, at the same hospital in which she was born.
She attended Mark Morris High School, and after graduating in 1968, she attended Western Washington University. She married Grant Swett on Aug. 20, 1981, in Reno, NV.
As a homemaker, Susan was able to volunteer at Olympic Elementary and Monticello Middle School. She was generous with her time and financial assistance to a variety of charities, including the Longview Junior Service League. There, she served as president, chaired the annual Cabaret Follies of Lower Columbia and helped plan the Festival of Trees. She was also active in Kelso Kiwanis, and for two years served as the chairperson for their fundraiser, Got Talent. She was also a member of Ducks Unlimited.
A consummate entertainer, Susan took great pride in opening her home to extended family and friends. She was an avid reader, and loved gardening, music and attending auctions to support charitable causes.
Susan loved with all of her heart, made friends with everyone she met and surrounded herself with family. She cherished her grandsons, who were the light of her life, and supported all of their activities. She was known for her selflessness, her strength and positive attitude through all of her many health issues, and expressed gratitude for the outstanding care she received at St. John’s Hospital.
Susan will be greatly missed by her family and friends and all those who benefited from her many acts of kindness.
She is survived by her husband, Grant; her children Michael Swett (Ola), of San Francisco, Samantha Riddle Prociv (Matt), of Seattle, Douglas Swett (Gina), of San Francisco; and her grandsons, Alex and Nate Prociv. She is also survived by her sister, Kathleen Comstock McKnight (Scott) of Bothell, with whom she shared a very close bond, and her closest friend, Carol Reynolds of Longview.
She was embraced by her extended family who also survive her: Her mother-in-law Elsa Swett and sisters-in-law Teri Weedman of Longview, Cindy Murray-Tow (Guy) of Kelso and Linda Mathis of Apache Junction, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chuck and Genevieve, and both of her grandparents.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Longview Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. in the Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park with a reception following at the Kelso Elks.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program. Checks can be made payable to KDCCP and mailed to KDCCP, 2041 Rae Road, Bend, OR 97702 or donations can be made online at www.KDCCP.com.