Frances Arlene Harvey Swajkoski

June 14, 1929 - May 16, 2024

Frances Arlene Harvey Swajkoski died Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Blakely Hall in Elon, North Carolina. She was 94. Born in Draper, S.D., to Robert A. Harvey, Jr. and Ina Bryan Harvey on June 14, 1929, Fran grew up on a farm in Greybull, Wyo.  She graduated from Greybull High School in 1947 and attended Yankton College in South Dakota before marrying and starting a family.   
Although Fran grew to call North Carolina home, she lived in many places including South Dakota, Wyoming, New Jersey, Kentucky, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Washington, California and the Kwajalein Atoll part of the Marshall Islands.
Fran had a green thumb and always filled her homes and porches with blooming plants. She loved to bake bread and cinnamon buns and many friends and co-workers were happy recipients of baskets of her bread and her homemade jellies and jams.
One of her  passions was quilting. During her lifetime, she lovingly made quilts for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The mother of three sons, Fran was also an enthusiastic follower of athletics. She used her television almost exclusively to watch sports.
Fran is survived by two sons, John Swajkoski (Bea) of Burlington, N.C., and Alan Swajkoski (Missy)  of Boise, Idaho; six  grandchildren, Franny Apel (Peter) of Roanoke, Va., Katie Marconi (Ben) of Mount Airy, Md., John David  Swajkoski (Kenzie)  of Burlington, N.C., Robbie Swajkoski (Jenny Mac) of Boise, Mary Carol Adams (Ryan) of Burlington, N.C. and Jenny Swajkoski (Alex Dalgleish) of Missoula, Mont. She also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren: Henry, Jeb, Caroline, Libby, Ella,  Bridget, Cam, Olivia and Rio.  She is also survived by her two sisters, Lucille Roehrkasse of Laramie, Wyo., and Marlys Good of Greybull, Wyo.
She was preceded in death by her son, Brian, and her former husband, John S. Swajkoski.
A private service will be held at a later date.