Francis Schweizer passed away May 27 at the age of 96. She was a Huntingford and grew up on the family homestead. She loved animals, especially her riding horse. She was her father’s favorite and he called her Frankie. My mother never forgot her Huntingford roots and the Huntingford’s greatest traits - family and honesty. She was married to Herman Schweizer for 70 years having three boys. She was a good wife, mother, and homemaker. She played a key role in the New Apostolic Church for many years helping my father who was the pastor of the Tacoma Congregation.
She was active in the PTA and held elected positions. She traveled the world and helped my father in his overseas assignments. My mom was always thinking of her children and I will be forever grateful to her for giving me my great grandfather’s sea chest in which he kept his Bible. It was a favorite story for her, how he sailed around the world two times, in both directions, rounding Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope. He was even involved in two wars with China. He was an officer on a British Man O War Naval sailing ship. I loved listening to my mother’s stories about her father and grandfather. It was always family. In my mother’s golden years she suffered two serious strokes and inspired many by how she carried on.
Francis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and five siblings - Irene, Dave, Grace, George, and Bob. She is survived by her three sons - Bill Schweizer (Sherry Schweizer, Leavenworth, WA) of Issaquah, Gary Schweizer (Shelley Mickleson) of Port Hadlock, and Kurt Schweizer (Terri) of Port Townsend and five grandchildren and five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.