1971 – 2013

A funeral service will be held in Westside Believers Fellowship on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at

11:00 a.m. for Taft resident, Melinda Gail Swope, 41. Pastor Ron Griffith will officiate and burial

will follow in the West Side District Cemetery. Mrs. Swope was born in Hollywood, California on

August 18, 1971 and passed away at her home in Taft on April 3, 2013. She was a member of the

1989 graduating class of Taft Union High School and was also a graduate of Taft College. She was a

faithful member of Westside Believers Fellowship. She enjoyed cooking and cherished her children

and the time she spent with them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Willaine

Jones and her grandmother, Nina Meeker. Mrs. Swope is survived by her husband, Ken Swope of

Taft; her children, Nikki Luna, Katie Swope, Kris Swope, Kira Swope and Kody Swope all of Taft; her

sister, Michelle Dunham of Maricopa; sisters-in-law, Diane Swope and Christie Vanover both of Taft;

her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Larry Swope of Maricopa; her nephews and nieces,

Aaron, Kaylee, Chase, Jocee, Taylor, Michael, Rodney, Parker and Hailey. Visitation will be held

on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. To

express online condolences please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.