Joan Bryant Swanson

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Joan Bryant Swanson

December 09, 1930 - November 25, 2018

Charleston SC, - Joan Bryant Swanson (87) of Charleston, SC born in Bangor December 9, 1930 passed away peacefully November 25, 2018. She was the first child of jeweler George Blaisdell Bryant (d. 1999) and Ruth Lloyd-Jones Bryant (d. 1994). She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years Richard Charles Swanson (d. 2006) and her brother David George Bryant (d. 2018). Joan was an extraordinary seamstress, wonderful cook and baker, avid reader and supportive nurturing mother to her daughter Karen Ruth Swanson (b. 1951) of Charleston, SC and son Richard Charles Swanson, Jr. (b. 1955) of Galveston, TX. She is survived by sisters Nancy Nutt of Belfast, ME and Gwenyth Bryant Gilson of Brunswick, ME also son-in-law Mark Bennett Maddox of Charleston, daughter-in-law Carla Jane Swanson of Galveston, two grandsons Seth Bryant Maddox and David Rogers Maddox, granddaughter Stevi Joan Swanson, a great-granddaughter Caitlin Joan Voigt and numerous nieces and nephews. Joan's sharp wit which often surprised and occasionally shocked will be missed by her family.

Family and friends will gather in Maine next summer to celebrate her life.
Published on December 31, 2018
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