John Roger "JR" Swigart


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The Man, the Myth, the Legend;
Deer and Elk feared Him;
Men wanted to be Him;
Women wanted to be with Him.


John Roger Swigart of Pasco, was born
in Yakima, WA in 1960 and was tragically
killed on June 16, 2019. Roger was the
youngest child of Loren and Guila
(Ramey) Swigart. He was raised and
attended schools in Sunnyside, WA.
Roger had two children with Shelly
Beauchene; Christopher Beauchene and
Jamie Swigart.
Roger was the owner of JR
Swigart Roofing and had
been in the roofing business
for 25 years. He was a hard
working, well respected and
successful business man in
the area.

What We Loved Most About Him

He was a very caring and
generous man, always
willing to step in and lend a
hand or help in any way. He
would stand up for what was
right or to defend family and friends. He is
going to be sorely missed by many.
Roger loved the outdoors; hunting,
snowmobiling and fishing trips to Alaska.
He had many, many good friends and
good times at elk camp and at his cabin
sitting around the fire sharing stories of
adventures that he had with his brothers
and friends.


Roger is survived by his sisters, Brenda
Farthing and Kathy Watson; brother Terry
(Terri) Swigart; nieces Emily Swigart,
Sarah (Josh) Culver, Rebekah (Dan)
Hochstetler and Hannah (Joel) Allen;
nephews Cody (Shannon) Watson and
John Isaac Swigart; and
several great nieces and
nephews; numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins. His
sister-in-law, Linda Swigart
and her children. Also his
special friend Janeece Smith
and her daughter, Jewell.
Roger was preceded in
death by his parents and
brothers, Myron, David and
Mark Swigart.
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A memorial service
will be held at the
Fraternal Order of Eagles
100 W South Hill Rd
Sunnyside WA on
July 20, 2019 at 2 p.m.

(509) 547-4851
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