Tena Swartzendruber

Tena Swartzendruber

Sunday, February 24th, 1957 Monday, January 13th, 2020

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Obituary for Tena Jo Swartzendruber

Tena Jo Swartzendruber, formerly of Rickreall, Oregon died in in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas VA Medical Center on Monday, January 13th. She was born on February 24, 1959 in McMinnville, Oregon the daughter of Oren and Betty Swartzendruber. Tena grew up in Sheridan, McMinnville and Valsetz. The family later moved to Rickreall where she attended Rickreall Elementary School. Tena was a princess on the Dallas Smile A Roo Court. Tena graduated from Dallas High School in 1977. She worked at the Dallas Nursing Home for three years and then joined the United States AirForce. She was stationed in California, Guam and Texas. She worked many jobs and worked for SEARs for many years. She also worked for Jackson Hewitt doing taxes on her days off. She enjoyed flea markets and yard sales. Tena was always kind and thoughtful for those in need helping them, especially at Christmas time. She always made sure her mother was well taken care of. Tena suffered from ALS for the last 14 years, but lost her courageous battle. She has found peace and freedom in the arms of her Lord and Savior.

She leaves behind her loving companion an caregiver Robert Fowler of Ft Worth Texas, mother, Betty Swartzendruber of Rickreall, brother, Lee Swartzendruber, sister, Fay (Don) Gilkey. She was preceded in death by her father, Oren, brother, Guy and sister, Rita Duncan.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 25th at 1:00pm at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private interment will be in Dallas Cemetery. To leave an online condolence or to share a memory go to

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    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
    287 SW Washington St.
    Dallas, OR
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    Saturday, January 25th, 2020
  • Interment

    Dallas Cemetery
    Address Not Available

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Larry and O'Neice Spain and Love Aunt & Sister Alice sent flowers to the family of Tena Jo Swartzendruber.
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Larry and O'Neice Spain and Love Aunt & Sister Alice sent flowers to the family of Tena Jo Swartzendruber.
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Jill Murray Przybyla

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Tina for her lovely smiles she was a sweet fun beautiful girl. 🙏😇💕
Comment | Posted at 10:58pm via Condolence

Larry and O'Neice Spain

With love and fond memories... Tena is forever in our thoughts.
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Larry and O'Neice Spain purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Tena Swartzendruber.
Comment | Posted at 09:05am via Floral Arrangements

Martin and Elizabeth Swartzendruber

We will miss Tena!!! We are praying for you Aunt Betty and family! Love Nephew and niece Martin and Elizabeth Swartzendruber
Comment | Posted at 12:07am via Condolence

karen connolly

Although I didn't see Tena often after we graduated I will never forget her smile. She had a smile that could light up a room & was almost always smiling. I'll remember her as kind and happy. Rest peacefully my friend, you're in God's hands now.
Comment | Posted at 09:01am via Condolence

Love Aunt & Sister Alice

Betty, Lee, and Fay, so very sorry for losing your beautiful Tena, she is finally free of pain. God bless you
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Love Aunt & Sister Alice purchased the Medium Dish Garden and planted a memorial tree for the family of Tena Swartzendruber.
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