In loving memory of

Jean M. Swanson
May 18, 1926 - April 21, 2021

Jean M. Swanson, 94, of Kingston, NY, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021. She was born in Kingston, NY, daughter of the Percy and Mildred (Steward) Jennings. Jean was married to Ardell E. Swanson on March 11, 1945. Ardell passed away in 2013. She was a Kingston High School Graduate, Class of 1944.

Jean is survived by her children, Gary Swanson and his wife Eileen of Kingston, and Lynn Jones and her husband Richard Jones of Kingston, her grandchildren, Pam and Reuben Mosqueda, Eric and Amy Swanson, Craig and Jordan Swanson, Michael and Gina Jones, and Kristie Caprotti, thirteen great grandchildren, as well as one niece, one nephew, and one cousin. In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her sister Arlene Sheldon. The family would like to especially thank, Camille, Diane, and Jackie for the wonderful care they provided to Jean.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Kingston, NY. A graveside service at Wiltwyck Cemetery will be held privately. A tribute for Jean can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.


Susan and Daniel Rafkind wrote on May 16, 2021:

"Sorry to hear of Jean's passing."

Caro Thompson wrote on Apr 27, 2021:

"Dear Gary, Lynn and to all the Swanson family; We are deeply sorry for the lost of your mother. She was a dear friend of my mother who passed almost three years ago. Jean was so funny we always had a million laughs. My mother and I use to have so much fun with her swimming in her beautiful pool. We were always welcomed with open arms. As a matter of fact, I will never forget that my son learned to swim at her pool when he was 5 y.o. He is almost 38 and still remembers. Gone from our sight, but never our hearts. Much love to you all Carol Thompson (Marian Van Dine's daughter)."

Barbara Alecca wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"So very sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of Jean and Swanie! Swimming and BBQ?s as young children! RIP with all of the best of the best in Heaven. "

Kathy Reynolds wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"Gary and family, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Kathy and Dennis Reynolds "