January 31, 1934-September 19, 2018
Bob was born and raised in Ely, Nevada by his parents Clarence and Leah Swain. He graduated from White Pine High School in 1952. Bob graduated from Idaho State University, School of Pharmacy in 1957.
Bob Married Joanna Black in Ely, Nevada in December of 1953. After graduation, Bob and Joanna settled in Ely, NV where he worked under his father, Clarence Swain, and Art Gaufin at Ely Drug Store and East Ely Pharmacy. Bob and Annie raised five children in Ely, Mitch, Michelle, Christopher, Timothy and Kevin.
Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a long time member and “Chairman of the Board” of the White Pine T.V. District. He was a member of the High Desert Grotto (spelunking) in local caves. He was also a member of the Ely Elks Lodge #1469.
Bob loved to hunt, fish, backpack and spend time in the outdoors. He passed on his love of the outdoors to all his children.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Joanna “Annie”, daughter Michelle (Jesse) Frandsen, sons, Chris (Sharmaine) Swain, Tim (Nikki) Swain, and Kevin (Janene) Swain. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Leah, sister, Marjorie and son, Mitch.
Bob will be dearly missed by family and friends. May his memory be eternal.
A Recitation of the Rosary was held Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at Mountain Vista Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, September 25th at 11:00 A.M. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Ely City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers an account has been set up at the First National Bank, Ely, in Memory of Robert Swain, to benefit Sacred Heart Catholic Church.