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Lanya Swanda

August 19, 1940 — December 16, 2023

Lanya Ann Swanda passed away on December 16, 2023, in Lawton, OK. She was born on August 19, 1940, in Carnegie, OK, to Lewis & Dollie (Burton) Swanda. Lanya attended school at Broxton Public School, Saint Patrick's Mission School, and Apache Public School. She was a colorful character that enjoyed telling "Aunt" jokes to connect with the younger generations of family and friends. Lanya was always upbeat, happy, and optimistic. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends and telling people that she was "fat and sassy" when asked how she was doing. She always had a jigsaw puzzle out on her dedicated puzzle table to work on and enjoyed doing word searches and reading. Lanya was always up for an adventure and had enjoyed traveling to most regions of the US with her family. Lanya, a unique and cherished soul, brought immeasurable joy to those who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include:
Siblings: Danny Swanda, Apache, OK
Lynda Sodhi, Apache, OK
LaNita Graham & husband, Hank Newmark, OKC, OK
Nephews & Nieces: Robert Swanda, Apache, OK
Kent Swanda & wife, Tamey, Apache, OK
Dayne Swanda & wife Nina, Apache, OK
Rani Yadav-Ranjan & husband, Rajiv, San Jose, CA
Sonia Kohli & husband, Sanjay, Saint Paul, MN
Prince Sodhi & wife, Kanwal, Walnut Creek, CA
Gary Lynn Orrell & wife, Shellie, Shawnee, OK
Anita Thomasser, Jasper, MO
Thomas Sodhi & wife, Tristen, Cypress, TX
Rachel Graham, OKC, OK
Joshua Graham, OKC, OK
A host of many other nieces, nephews, family & friends.

Preceded in death by her Parents: Lewis & Dollie (Burton) Swanda, Sister: LaWana Swanda, Brother: Ronald Swanda, Brother-in-Law Mike Graham, Brother-in-Law Jag Sodhi, Sister-in-Law Mary Joyce Swanda, and Great Niece: Summer Lynn Swanda.

Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Carnegie Cemetery
Carnegie, OK

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Arthritis Foundation < >.

Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Carnegie, OK
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, December 18, 2023

12:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Carnegie

20 West Main Street, Carnegie, OK 73015

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Carnegie Cemetery

, Carnegie, OK 73015

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