Elizabeth Ann Swantek, 88, a resident of Cortland Acres, went home to be with our Lord on Aug. 15, 2013, after a long battle with Dementia. She was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Davis, a daughter of the late Jacob (Swiontek) Swantek and Anna Elizabeth Wojtowicz, Fisher, Maleonskie, Swantek. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Walter John Maleonskie, Francis Simon Maleonskie and Catherine May Swantek.
Surviving is one sister Helen Marie Swantek Wilson, several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She graduated valedictorian from Davis High School in May 1942. Ms. Swantek served her country in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946. She attended and graduated from UCLA with an AA in 1949, continuing her education she graduated from UC Berkeley in 1951 with a B.A. She was employed by the CIA in 1951, completing tours of duty in Munich, Germany 1951-1953, Helsinki, Finland 1955-1957 and New Delhi, India 1965-1967.
When she was not overseas, she was assigned in Washington, D.C. where she retired from the CIA in 1975. She returned to Davis to take care of her mother who passed in 1990. Ms. Swantek managed Betty's Bazaar, and then resided in Petersburg before returning to Davis to take care of her sister Helen.
Friends will be received Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at Hinkle Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Father Timothy Grassi as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family atwww.hinklefuneralhome.com Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.