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08/19/1924 — 06/17/2004



Dale G. Bud or Curly Swearingen Sr., 79, long time Tri-City resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 17, 2004. The Lord called home a faithful father.

Dad was born to Ralph E. Swearingen and Ada Adahlia Hayword Swearingen, in Boone Township, Cass County, Indiana on August 19, 1924. Dad graduated High School, and then went on to serve in the Army. He was exempt from overseas duty because he was an only son. He served as a Private First Class, Clerk, and Military Policeman.

As the world says “SOULMATES’, our parents truly were. At the tender age of 5 our mother 4, he announced “when we grow-up, I’ll marry you”. And they did on September 27, 1943. The two of them moved to the Tri-Cities September of 1946.

Dad worked at the Hanford Project, and medically retired from there. He went on to become a motor route driver for the Tri-City Herald, from 1972 until 1997. Dad was preceded in death by, both his parents Ralph E. and Ada A. Swearingen, his two sisters Helen E. Rittenhouse and Winnie J. Kuhn, his two grandsons, Dale Grant Swearingen III and J.J. Goiri.

Dad is survived by his loving wife, Ada Marie of 60 years, 9 months. His children, Darlene Richard M. Bumpus, Dale Janet G. Swearingen Jr., Barbara Scot A. McKenzie, Lisa Ellean Eskeli G. Swearingen, Rachel Tom E. Kenning, Foster daughter Teresa Price Wells, all residing in Kennewick, and special son-in-law Abdulkader G. ''Jim'' Mohamed.

Grandchildren: Richard G. Gooodwin, Dale Mary E. Bumpaous, William Sue Bumpaous, Sean Jamalee G. Bumpaous, Margaret A. Swearingen, Adam A.,Layla N. and Abraham A. Mohamed, Courtney Carlton A. Wentz Cain, Ryan J. Swearingen-Bumpus, Nicholas W., Sean W., and Jared T. Kenning. Special granddaughter: Belinda Youngs of Richland, WA. Great Grandchildren: Jessica L, Samantha J, Dale E. Jr., Nathan A. Bumpaous, Tiffany M, Jeremy L, Joshua A. Bumpaous and Brady S. Bumpaous.

His sisters: Frances M. Bean of Richland, WA , T. Madeline Reynolds of Stanton, CA. Althea Tony M. Fuguracion of Tacoma, WA. and Shirley Lloyd S. Brown of Tenino, WA. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and long time family friends George Vonnie Schmaljohn.

Visitation will be held at Einan’s Funeral Home from 1:00-4:00 PM. Funeral and Graveside Services will be held at Einan’s Funeral Home, Richland, WA. On Monday, June 21, 2004 at 4:00 PM. Dinner will follow at Santiago Sunset Estates, Clubhouse 2105 N. Steptoe St., Kennewick, WA. 99336.

Dad is requesting no flowers; donations can be made to Christian Biblical Church of God in Hollister, CA.

“His Lord said to him, well done, good and faithful servant… Enter into the joy of your Lord. Matthew 25: 21

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  • He was like having a second father, He accepted me into His family like I was one of His own children.

    Ellean Eskeli
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My prayers and blessings go out to your family! I am a co-worker of Barb and I just want you all to know that you are in my prayers! May God comfort you and fill you with peace and love in your time of sorrow!

    Teri Taylor
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Barb, You and your family are in my thoughts. I know your father is in a painfree place now. I DO think of you often and hope you are doing well.

    AhShalla Harris
    November 4, 2014
    Springfield, MO, US
  • I realize it has been several years since Uncle Bud passed, but I wanted to come on here and say I have missed him for a long time. Now that Aunt Ada Marie has joined him, this gives me the opportunity to say that they are together now and may the rest in peace.

    Donna Bean Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Tempe, AZ, US
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