Tina Sue Schwerd, 53, of Phoenix Arizona passed away unexpectedly on Friday December 7th, 2018. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was generous, loving and kind. She searched for the good in all people and things, and demonstrated her encompassing compassion to all she knew.
Tina was the first born child of Lyman “Bud” and Doreen Sims and sister to Gina Sims, all who survive her. In 1970, the family moved from New Jersey to Arizona where Tina grew up and prospered. Her family attended Christ Church Lutheran where she was confirmed and graduated from Christ Lutheran School. She received Governmental recognition for her Girl Scout accomplishment, First Class Girl Scout. She attended East High School where she enjoyed tennis and horticulture. She graduated from Camelback High School, with honors. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in 1987, and began her professional career with a transfer to California for a short while. Returning to Arizona, she obtained a position at State Farm Insurance Company which she held for the last 24 years.
Tina married Mike Schwerd in 1991 and together they had two children, daughter Kendra and son David, who all survive her. In November, Tina and Mike welcomed son-in-law, Kyle Beck, to their family.
Her love extended to animals that were a part of her life from childhood until her untimely death. In Tina’s memory, in lieu of flowers, please direct gifts to the Arizona Humane Society so her legacy of caring for animals lives on www.Azhumane.org
Friends are invited to join the family in the celebration of her life on Friday December 14, 2018 at 10 am. Christ Church Lutheran 3901 East Indian School Road, Phoenix Arizona 85018.
Reception following the interment will be held at Emmanuel Bible Church 6017 East Greenway Road, Scottsdale.