Carol Sue Swepston
Carol Sue (“Suki”) Swepston (Tarr), 87, from Mount Vernon, Ohio, died peacefully on March 15, 2023, in Englewood, Florida.
Suki Swepston was born on February 23, 1936, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where she spent a happy childhood with her mother, Freddie Tarr, a teacher, and her father, Roger Tarr, a dentist. Suki attended Mount Vernon High School before enrolling in Miami University, Ohio. At Miami University, Suki was a proud sister of the Delta Gamma sorority. And it was at Miami that she met her husband of 65 years, Thomas Swepston.
After moving to the San Francisco bay area, Suki and Tom adopted three children. There she spent many fruitful years raising her family, gardening, teaching folk guitar, and canning fruits and vegetables. In 1977, the family moved to Saudi Arabia, and it was here that Suki spent 18 glorious years traveling to over 100 countries, gardening in a desert, becoming a Master Bridge Player, and experiencing Arab culture with her children.
Suki and Tom retired to Englewood, Florida in 1995. Suki continued her passion for playing bridge, entertained visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cooked healthy meals, and honed her gardening skills to perfection.
Suki Swepston is survived by her husband, Tom, and three children, Tom, John, and Anne. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren: Aaliyah, Ashanti, and Chanelle Swepston; Mazin and Layla Swepston; and Christina Swepston and Marcus Gregg; and four great-grandchildren: Ryyder, Greyson, Kayden, and Landyn. Suki is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Latisha Swepston and Jennifer Kiewit.
Donations for Suki’s passing can be made to the Swepston Middle East Studies Fund at Miami University.
A visitation will take place Friday, March 24, 2023 from 11:30 to 12 noon. A funeral service will follow at Community Presbyterian Church, 405 South McCall Road, Englewood, Florida.
Arrangements have been made through Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood.