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Irma Swanson

Pensacola – Irma Swanson departed this world peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Pensacola, FL at the age of 80. She was born on January 10, 1938 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1962. She became a naturalized citizen and resided in Pensacola for the past 46 years with close ties to the local Navy community. She worked various jobs from the Navy Exchange and Commissary to volunteering at the Naval Aviation Museum. Irma was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, her parents, Mariano Perez and Hilda Drago, and her nephew, Dio Valerio. Irma is survived by her daughter Belinda (John) Althouse and granddaughter Claire of Springfield, VA, her sister Mirella (Pete) Valerio of Pensacola, FL, her niece Mary (Dan) Meyer of Ortonville, MN, her nephew Victor Valerio of Penscola, FL, her grand-niece Angie (Steve) Chen, grand-nephew Tony Kightlinger, great grand-nieces Caitlyn, Isabelle, Lidia, and great grand-nephews Adrian and Tyler. Irma always had a zest for life and enjoyed cooking and music with family. Her spark and kindness will be dearly missed.

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