(Orange, Texas)


June 14, 2013

Betty Lois Swiere


Betty Lois Swiere, 72, of Bridge City, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger, pastor of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Born in Jennings, Louisiana on July 15, 1940, Betty was the daughter of Valson and Amy (Crochet) Fontenot.

Betty was a homemaker, wonderful wife, an outstanding mother and a superb grandmother and great-grandmother who loved to laugh and smile.

Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Clifford John Swiere, Betty is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Regina Renee Swiere of Bridge City; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn Marie and Myron Wade Duncan of Orangefield; son, Allen Swiere of Bridge City; daughter, Elaine Marie and John Clinton of Bridge City; and son, David Swiere of Bridge City.

Betty is also survived by her nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Allen R. Suire and wife, JoAnn; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Holland and husband, Donald, Jeanette Swiere; and brother-in-law, Rustin Sonnier.


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