Tahlequah Daily Press

October 11, 2012

Maggie Rose Swimmer-Young


TAHLEQUAH — Services for Maggie Rose Young will be Friday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., at Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Bart Skipper officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Reed-Culver, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Interment will follow at Double Springs Cemetery in Tahlequah. Services are under the direction of Reed- Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

Pallbearers for Maggie include: Allen Allison, Coy Graves, Leon Graves, Robert Smith, Ronnie Smith, Adam Espinosa and Chris Espinosa. Honorary pallbearers include: Garry Boring, Doc Carey, Bernie Espinosa, and all of the men of Old Country Church.

Maggie Rose Young was born on Aug. 21, 1931, in Tahlequah, the daughter of Thomas Swimmer and Ola Harp-Swimmer. She attended school in Cherokee County.

On June 5, 1957, she married Coy Young. Maggie was a wonderful cook and she shared this talent by working in the kitchens of Tahlequah City Hospital and Woodall School, preparing food to sustain others. When she wasn’t working, Maggie loved to garden. She often spent time serving her home church, Old Country Church, by volunteering her time and talent to the Lord. The most important aspect of her life was her family and her love of the Lord. She was proud of her children and grandchildren and their many accomplishments. She was their biggest fan. Coy passed about a year ago, and Maggie spent her remaining days enjoying the company of her family. The Lord called Maggie home from her labors on Oct. 9, 2012, at her home in Tahlequah, with her loved ones by her side. She was 81 years old. She will be greatly missed by her family and all of her friends in Tahlequah and Woodall.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Coy; son Lee Smith; daughters, Margaret Carey and Roseola Thornburg; and brother, Elmer Swimmer.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her loving children, Tommy Young of Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and daughters, Ellen Reynolds of Coweta, and Mary Bolding of Tahlequah. Her legacy lives on in her 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.