Valdomar (Val) John Swanson of Ashland, Ore. passed at age 84 on the morning of February 24, 2014 at his home in Ashland, Ore.
Val was born October 12, 1929 in Middlebury, Vt. Val served in the U.S. Army and was positioned on the 39th parallel during the Korean conflict. After returning from Korea he used the GI Bill to finance his college education and graduated first from Washington State College with a degree in Education and several years later he graduated from the State University of Iowa with a degree in Physical Therapy. After 40 years of practicing physical therapy, Val retired in 1995.
Val is survived by daughters, Josanne Stedmann, Pamela Swanson, Laurie Matzen, Susan Revak, and Summer Swanson; as well as his brother, Gary Swanson; nephew, Bergen Swanson; seven grandchildren; and his wife of 41 years, Janice.
There will be a memorial potluck and bird walk to celebrate Val's life at the Swanson's home this spring. Date to be determined.