Swankier, Lisa L. a 42 year resident of Los Angeles , passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2004 in Los Angeles. Born in San Diego, CA, Lisa was 44 when she died. Lisa is survived by Mother, Patricia Mayes of AZ, Father, Thomas Swankier of CA, and Sister, Linda Flores of Gardena, CA. Visitation will be Thursday, December 9, at 3:00 P.M. with the services following at Mccormick Mortuary Chapel Hawthorne at 7:00 PM. Burial will be at Desert Lawn Cemetery in Bullhead City AZ on Monday 12/13/2004.

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  1. I can only say Lisa, was a great friend in High School. She was so sweet and always joking around, I remember her, like it was yesterday. We had great times in High School, she was always full of Life an I will always remember her in my Heart just like she was in school. To her Mother & Father I would like to say you had a great daughter she was so pretty and sweet and very kind to others but most of all she had a biggest Heart in the world. To you Linda, She was the greatest sister in the world keep her always in your heart and she will always watch over you. Thank You for letting me be a part in her guest book I did’t know. I will always remember her Thank You Carmen Lomparte (Bustios) Class of 1978

  2. Lisa and I were really good friends in high school but lost touch after graduating. We had lots of fun in drill team and going out dancing at the Fleetwood. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her passing even after all these years. Many times I wondered how Lisa was and what she was up to. Lisa was so full of life (and a little wild) when I knew her. She had such a big smile and sparkling eyes. I don’t think either of us had the easiest upbringing but we never talked about it. We only talked about boys and enjoying life. I am glad that we were friends and grateful for the time we spent together. I send my sincere condolences to her family that she left too soon. May she rest in peace.

  3. My most heartfelt sympathy to all of Lisa\’s family. Although I haven\’t seen Lisa since she graduated from Hawthorne High School, I will always remember the times we spent on the Drill Team together. All those parades and half-time shows. I remember the times we spent making up her Drill Team Leader try-out routine, the fun and laughs we had then. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends and hope that the wonderful memories of her will help ease the pain of her loss.

  4. My thoughts and love go out to Pat, Tom and Linda.Growing up with Lisa and her sister Linda was like having 2 more sisters. I will always have fond memories of summer bike rides, dance class and will never forget being in dance costumes at McArthur Park in Los Angeles waiting our turn to perform and feeding the ducks. Of course we were susposed to be in the dressing room and running back there before we got in trouble I remember one of us falling and almost ending up in the water with the ducks. Lisa, you are at peace now and will be missed.

  5. Pat and Linda I\’m very sorry to hear about Lisa. I know this is a great lose for both of you. Love Jackie Staley

  6. Dear Linda, I am so sorry to hear about the unexpected loss of your sister Lisa. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Surely Lisa is at peace.

  7. Dear Patricia and family – My deep condolences go out to you and your family. My deepest apologies that I could not attend the services as I have just today became aware of your loss. If you need anything or if you want to share some memories I would love to. My phone number is 949-794-5543. Take care and may god bless you. Kim

  8. Mrs. Swankier/Linda: Sending my sincerest condolences to you during this difficult time. I was deeply saddened and shocked to read about Lisa\’s passing in the Daily Breeze…we used to hang out in high school and shared many good times/laughs together. Lisa\’s radiant smile and infectious laugh will remain in my heart forever. I remember Lisa loved music and dancing and was super fun to be around at parties. I believe I still have the stuffed walrus from the San Diego Zoo trip with Lisa & family (many moons ago!). Lisa…may you rest in peace my friend. “Come Sail Away…” Love, Ann (Kellison) Webber

  9. I am so sorry to hear about Lisa. I just found out today and I am very shocked and very sad. I worked with lisa for years at dep and I just remember her saying how I did not look my age. She said her sister was closer to my age then she was. She asked me if I knew her sister because I went to Hawthorne High but I do not remember her. I also remember her beautiful smile. My heart goes out to you and your family. I wish I could of attended the services but I am sure it was a great shock to the family when it happened. If you could keep in contact with me and let me know what the cause was and to let me know how your family is doing. I also remember how much Lisa loved cats because I love them to. God Bless you, Amber Dilelio

  10. I am very sorry to hear of Lisa\’s passing. I had worked with Lisa at Dep & we usually went to breaks & lunch together. She was a sweet & loving friend. We lost track of each other after leaving Dep. My condolences to you her family. She is now an angel of god, may she rest in peace in heaven & dance with all the angels in the sky above. Look down on us and know you are missed and loved by all who\’s lives you touched. Goodbye my friend Love Always, Bonnie

  11. Linda and Patricia, I didn\’t get the news until today when I was looking for another alumni that had passed on Cougartown website. I am in shock. Life is so short. I am 44 now and though life is hard, I really am glad to be here. I\’ll pray for Lisa\’s soul and keep those great memories of our times dancing at the Fleetwood in Redondo. I have a picture hanging in my bedroom of a picture she painted for our wedding in 84. I was always jealous of her a little because she was more popular than me, but she wasn\’t a snob at all. I remember She used to tell me how fast Linda used to eat because in the service they don\’t give you alot of time. That always made me laugh. Love you Lisa. Thanks for being a nerds friend. Liz Kerger Perri Go Cougars!

  12. Hello to the family. It\’s David. My world just came to halt as I read the news. Lisa was my very 1st love, friend and companion from 8th, 9th and 10th grade. We also saw each other in our early 20\’s for about a year. It\’s weird, I just signed on the HHS site to look for her. My youth thru 8th 9th and 10 grade in the days of Hawthorne were shared with Lisa, well, simply put…every day! I used to knock on her window at night as I sneaked out from my house, riding my bike from 164th & firmona to her house just so I could see her. Our 8th grade sweatheart dance at Hawthorne intermidiate I will always remember. I tried to make a pass at her. She slappped me in the face and said she was going to tell her mother on me..LOL Well, the end result was that we continues being boyfrind & girl friend all the way thru to the end of the 10th grade. She broke up with me because a had to go back to Lawndale High. The dances, the beach, roller skating, making out in her room and trying not to get caught, the parties, the holding of hands, the hugs and kisses, and just all around, the experience of a beautiful young love that we shared together will forever be in my heart! I always thru the years wondered what our life would have been if we were still together today. For myself, I can say she always was , has been, and will continue to be in my heart for the rest of my days. To Lisa: I love you baby girl David

  13. To Lisa, My Baby Girl I coming to Arizona to kiss your grave….In tears. Do you feel my spirit! David

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