Donna Dee (Sperry) Swanson

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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Donna Dee (Sperry) Swanson, 86, passed away Jan. 8 at Benefis Teton Medical Center in Choteau with her daughter Janine by her side. She was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Winifred, the only child of FonClaire and May (Strong) Sperry. She went through grade school in Winifred and graduated from Hobson High School in 1953. She worked for the ASCS in Stanford until her marriage to John Voth in 1956. To this marriage they had three children Randy, Rod, and Janine. They lived in Bozeman, Lewistown, Hobson and the O’Day Ranch near Great Falls until coming to Choteau in 1972. They divorced in 1977. She retired in 1991 after working 17 years for Coast to Coast in Choteau, a job she truly enjoyed. In March 1982 she met the love of her life, Roger Swanson, and they were married on June 13, 1992, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was a member of the Hobson Chapter of Eastern Star. She enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles, pinochle, jigsaw puzzles, collecting thimbles and cookbooks, and her precious dog Jazzi.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law Dean Keiper.

She is survived by her husband Roger of Choteau; her children, Randy (Teresa) Voth of Ogden, Utah, Rod Voth (Diane Graf) of Choteau, and Janine Keiper of Helena; her stepchildren, Tammy (Mike) Murray of Billings, Dennis Swanson of Great Falls, and Kelly Swanson of Stevensville; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home in Choteau. A reception will follow at the Stage Stop Inn. Burial will be held in the Central Montana Memorial Gardens outside of Lewistown, tentatively, Monday, Jan. 17 at 11:30 a.m.

Please contact Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home for final details. Condolences may be left online at