Evelyn Berget Swanson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully in her home February 1, 2019 at the age of 98. She was born in 1920 to Hannah and Gust Torgersen in Duluth, Minnesota and grew up in Knife River on the shores of Lake Superior. After graduating from Two Harbors High, where she first met her future husband Thord, Evelyn studied cosmetology and opened her own beauty salon in Duluth.
When Thord returned from WWII, they reconnected, married in 1946, and to escape the harsh Minnesota winters, moved to Phoenix in 1954. In Phoenix, Evelyn raised four children and, of course, she and her three daughters always had the latest style in hairdos, as she loved using her beauty skills.
Evelyn was preceded in death by Thord, her loving husband of 66 years; her sister Marion; and brothers George and John. She will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Donna (Gene), Sherry, Mary and Brian (Diana); six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Evelyn will be laid to rest next to Thord at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Visit https://www.hansenmortuary.com for condolences.Print Obituary & Condolences