Lydia (Mattson) Swanson was born on August 19th, 1908 in Gardner, MA. She is the daughter of Erik Victor Mattson and Anna Louise (Branbeck) Mattson, who are originally from Finland.
Lydia as a young woman
Here we have Lydia Swanson’s Birth Record:
Lydia Swanson lived on for many, many years after Phil passed on. Her faith and love of life was prevalent in all she did. She passed on to be with Him on August 29th, 1996 – some 27 years later. Lydia was involved with the church for very many years. I remember her being the one at the organ and it beaming the great sounds that are rare these days, and it filled me with a sense of being, that we were someone, that we were loved. She pointed many in the right direction and to this day I admire her greatly for her strength and faith, and always will. At her services, very many came to show respect for a divine lady, as attested below:
The Heritage of Lydia Swanson by Randy Harris
A thank you to the community: