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Mrs. Carol Ellen  Swaffield

Mrs. Carol Ellen Swaffield
  • March 5, 1942 - October 14, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“I am very sad to hear of Carol's passing. Her engaging smile and friendly greeting consistently made her the type of person everyone liked. My...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Doug Barker - Battle Creek, MI

“I don't think I ever saw Carol without a smile on her face. Everyday when I would see her at Lawrence Productions, her smile and laugh would greet me...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Brett Bowers - Augusta, MI

“To Cindy, Royden and family. So very sorry for your loss. Carol was a vivacious beautiful woman. Her laugh was infectious just like Aunt Helen's....Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Cathy Hawblitz - La Vernia, TX

“Carol was such a great person, friend and coworker. She looked after us and was always there with a smile. She helped me through many challenging...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Weller - Portage, MI

“Roydon & Family,I can't begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. Carol was one of a kind. She treated me like she was my best friend. My...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Dennis Kozian - Portage, MI

“Our deepest and most sincere sympathy to your entire family. We admired Carol for her many good qualities, but especially for her gentle but...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: The Entire Woodside Family - MI

“Royden, I was so sorry you and your family lost Carol and she will be greatly missed. I have so many memories from when the both of you came to...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Zdravka Arney - Battle Creek., MI

“Sorry for your loss! What a beautiful lady she was inside and out. She was always so kind and pleasant when she would visit the school. Your...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Nicole Clark - Portage, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. Carol was such a wonderful lady. Condolences to all. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Sheila Case - Battle Creek, MI

“I will always remember Carol's warm smile and loving spirit. She was a source of great inspiration and comfort. Carol will be missed, but I look...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Jean-Marie (Moore) Warren - TX

“I remember Carol from years ago at Lawrence Productions (in Galesburg). We worked together at a time when everyone in the company felt like family,...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Dominick Gladstone - Kalamazoo, MI

“I am so sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many fond memories. Sending love. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Beverly Sidnam - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry to hear this! Praying for comfort and strength for the family. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Tracy Dillman Walsh - Ariton, AL

“So sorry Mr Swaffield ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Ann White Butterfield - Howell, MI

“So sorry to hear about carolPrayers to the familynGxbr ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Peggy Tucker pierson - Marshall, MI

“Royden and family, So sorry to hear of Carol's passing. We have known both of you since high school. We would run into her every now and then,...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Merry Ahrens - Haines City, FL

“All of our Love are with the whole family, a great neighbor for many years, may she rest in piece ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Judy And Pat Brown - Battle Creek, MI

“Royden & Family,So sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She was a good friend in high school. Sending my sympathy & prayers to all of you. She will be...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Sharon Parker - Howe, IN - Friend

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Carol Ellen Swaffield

It is our time to celebrate the life of Carol Ellen Swaffield, age 77, who passed away peacefully on October 14, 2019 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence of Battle Creek, MI. In the last few weeks of her life, Carol was surrounded by loving family and friends.

Carol, the daughter of Helen Cameron and Frank Cameron, was born March 5, 1942 in Coldwater, MI. Carol married Royden Swaffield on July 7, 1963; he survives. She is also survived by her daughters, Linita Swaffield and Nicole (Robert) McCullough; her grandchildren, Piper McCullough and Riley McCullough; her sister, Cynthia Cameron; niece, Laura Youngdahl; and nephew, Jacob Cameron. Carol was preceded in death by her son, Cameron Swaffield, and by both her parents.

Carol graduated from Coldwater High School in 1960 and attended Jackson Business School and Ball State University. She was employed as a secretary at Channing Corporation, Divco Wayne, and Lawrence Productions. She also worked with her husband at Masteller Music.

Carol lived her life with a warm smile and positivity that was infectious to those around her. There was nothing she liked better than an interesting conversation with a good (or new) friend. She could have an engaging conversation with anyone. Carol was drawn to animals and children, and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She had a way of making ordinary things magical.

Friends and family are invited to join us to share stories and celebrate Carol's life on November 9, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at The Robin's Nest, 16181 10 Mile Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49014. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Gentle Barn Animal Rescue ( Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Carol may be placed at