Holly Swartz, raised in Fulton

Holly Waby Swartz, 67, of Largo, Fla. died Monday, Feb. 20 at Morton Plant Hospital after a long battle with lung cancer.

Born January 12, 1945 in Klamath Falls, Ore., she was the daughter of Fred and Marie Boyle Waby. She was raised in Fulton and graduated from Fulton High School in 1963.

Mrs. Swartz was a teacher for over 40 years in the Pinellas County School system in Florida and she retired from Largo Middle School.

She is survived by two daughters, Amy (Benton) Wells of St. Pete and Heidi (Brian) Casson of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren, Israel Casson and Pyper Casson;  foster grandchildren; an aunt, Helen (Skeezie) Boyle; and cousins Doreen Greule (Jean Kaminsky), Lana (Paul) Perron, Tony (Claudia) Boyle, Patty Boyle, and Terry (George) Moore.

A burial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. July 13 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Lake Avenue, Auburn.

Contributions may be made to the Suncoast Hospice in Largo Florida or Stand Up To Cancer at standup2cancer.org.

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