Beverly Swanson

Obituary of Beverly Jean Swanson


Obituary Beverly Jean (Vincent) Kampstra-Swanson 1933 - 2022

   Salem, Oregon - Beverly Jean (Vincent) Kampstra-Swanson of Salem passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones.

   Beverly was born on January 29, 1933, in Medford, Oregon, to Willard Oliver Vincent and Geneva Georgia (Mires) Vincent.

   Beverly lived in Medford and Independence, Oregon before the family settled in Salem, Oregon where she attended Salem Public schools. Her favorite after-school activity while attending Salem High School was being a Majorette.

    In 1951, Beverly married Alvin Kampstra and raised six children, Guy Kampstra, Gary Kampstra, Debra Paterson, and Deanna Savoy, adopted children Darrell Kampstra and David Kampstra, and fostered children, Trisha and Lori McCalister. Their marriage ended in divorce in the early 1970s.

    In 1977, Beverly married Robert Swanson and moved to Anchorage, Alaska for 20 years, and moved back to Salem Oregon in 1995.

    Beverly had a successful career in food service working as a waitress at T&A Cafe in Salem, manager at Salem Montgomery Wards, and Anchorage Sears and Roebucks.

    She was an avid gardener, fisherwoman, accomplished cook, terrific friend, loving wife, and wonderful mother.

    Beverly is survived by her husband, Robert Swanson, children, Guy Kampstra (Aileen), Gary Kampstra, Debra Paterson, Deanna Savoy (Brian), Darrel Kampstra, and David Kampstra, and numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

    Beverly was preceded in death by her parents Willard and Geneva Vincent, brothers Sonny(Willard), Larry, Terry Lee, and her sister Shirley.

   Beverly was a very strong, courageous, and deeply spiritual woman, fighting cancer for the last 17 months. She never gave up hoping and praying she would beat it. She made a positive impact on every person whose path she crossed. Beverly was a good friend and inspired all to be their best selves. She will be missed to the beach and back. Beverly is now home and at peace with her Lord and Savior.

    A celebration of life will be held for immediate family at a time and place to be determined.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to, the American Cancer Society, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, or plant a tree or plant of your choosing in a place of honor and reflection in memory of Beverly.

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