Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki
August 6, 1929 – June 19, 2023
Sally, as known to those closest to her, was born August 6, 1929, in Grosnell, Arkansas, to parents Tom and Lucy Smith. While living in Arkansas, Sally welcomed two of her pre-deceased children into the world, Tom and Sharon Besharse. Tom would later serve his country in our great military forces. Sharon married and gifted Sally with her first grandchild.
Soon all was headed west, to the Golden State, California. Sally would marry again and have two additional children Randy and Ron Jones. It was while living in Riverside, CA, that Sally would met her third and forever love, Air Force Engineer Edward Swiecki, before leaving Riverside and relocating to the beautiful foothills of Northern California.
Ed and Sally purchased Big Cedar Springs just south of Fish Camp and the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. Some of Sally’s best memories were of the days at Big Cedar, chatting with the locals and sending travelers on their way north to enjoy the grandeur of the park.
At this time she would welcome the birth Jeff Swiecki, whom would follow in his father’s footsteps and proudly serve our military as well. Sally remained in the foothills, living most of her days in North Fork. Edward would suffer a stroke, leaving him bedridden for the last years of his life, in which Sally became his caregiver and never left his side. Years later, a fire would consume all but the pajamas and house robe she was wearing at the time of the fire.
Sally is survived by her sons Randy Jones, Ron Jones, and Jeff Swiecki, as well as 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Sally loved every moment spent with family and her memories and lessons will live on in the lives of each and everyone of her beloved grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at North Fork Cemetery, on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.
Following will be a reception at North Fork Town Hall.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Palm Memorial Sierra Chapel. The support and guidance given during their hour of need is much appreciated. Thank you.
Those that would digitally like to light a candle or send a message to family can go to dignitymemorial.com and find the Oakhurst location.