Lindy Moring Swetnam

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Obituary

Lindy Moring Swetnam of Lubbock, known to many as “Coach Swetnam” or “Gammy,” passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019, with family by her side. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 69 years at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, in the Lorenzo High School Gym, Lorenzo, Texas, followed by a reception.

Lindy was born on June 16, 1949, in Hico, TX to J.D. (Bob) and Gwendolyn Moring. She grew up in Cotton Center, Texas. Lindy graduated from Texas Tech University and taught school at Lorenzo ISD for 39 years, coaching 14 of those years with her dear friend Coach Joey Nichols.

She found great joy in watching her children and grandchildren compete. Gammy was a fixture in the stands during her grandchildren’s sporting events. She loved her grandchildren’s friends and teammates as if they were her own. She loved her Lorenzo students and parents like family as well.

Lindy was preceded in death by her parents and a special aunt, Maxine Weaver.

She is survived by sons, Rik Swetnam of Lubbock and his children Anthony, Nicholas, Matthew, David, Lee, Nichelle, Scotty, and Ali; Kane Swetnam of Frisco, his wife, Selena and their sons Austin, Mason, Evan, and Easton; daughter, Jenny Siegel of Lubbock, her husband, Tim and their children Alex (Matt), Kate, Ellie, and Luke; great-grandchildren Tommy, Alyziah, Bailey, Jo-Lucas, Gemini, Lily, Brayden, and Nate; sister, Debbie and husband, Bob Palmer of Lubbock; and brother Donald Lyn Moring of Post.

Lindy was an amazing mom, Gammy, friend, sister, and coach. She will be missed by many.

Memorials

Instead of flowers, Gammy asked memorials to be made to a nonprofit dear to her heart, Team Luke Hope for Minds, which helps families whose children have suffered a traumatic or anoxic brain injury. Memorials may be sent to Team Luke Hope for Minds, PO Box 64323 Lubbock, TX 79464, https://www.teamlukehopeforminds.org/.

 

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6 thoughts on “Lindy Moring Swetnam”

  1. Coach Swetnam was more than just a coach to students at Lorenzo ISD, she was a respected teacher and friend to all. Coach was always there for those who needed her, including many HS graduates who continued contact, before and after social media , with her. Many students had their first tooth pulled by her in exchange for a dime. She also helped many students look their best when attending a special occasion . She gave her time and money to help students feel important in new clothing to compete. When students had crisis away from school she was the first to help out. Never neglecting anyone needs. Coach always went the extra mile for whatever the cause might be. She has left her footprints in our hearts and taught us life long lesson making us better people by knowing her. She will be missed. Goodbye to you Coach from your dear friends and especially me. Love you

  2. Olga Guzman Calderon

    RIP Lindy. I know your in heaven with our Lord. I remember the years I worked with you as an aide in Lorenzo ISD. You were allways the same sweet person each day. You finally got your wings. Love you.

  3. We will miss you truly!! You were a great coach since my Pre-K year! You were funny always there if we needed a friend to talk to! You knew my whole family and you always had a smile on your face! Thank you coach for the years you have taught in Lorenzo elementary!! We love and miss you!! Tell my mom i said hi!!

  4. My deepest condolences to Lindy’s family, she loved all of you so much. You guys made her world turn.
    So long for now, to my special friend with the huge heart and beautiful spirit. I miss you so much. Thank you for the many memories, I will treasure them forever. Rest peacefully now, I love you.

  5. My friend Lindy was a true inspiration to so many. Always upbeat, kind to everyone, loved, loved, loved her family and friends. Committed to her students, her colleagues, and the community. Devoted to her grandson Luke. She was never my teacher or neighbor, but someone I could always count on. I will miss her optimism and her laugh. Go with God, Lindy and know that we are all down here cheering for you. Shine on.

  6. My deepest condolences to the family. May God’s future promises at John 5:28,29 of an earthly resurrection and Revelation 21:3,4 of no more suffering or death bring you comfort. Until that time comes, God assures us at Psalm 34:18 that he “is close to the brokenhearted” and “saves those who are crushed in spirit.” So he understands your pain and grief and is eager to help you by giving you the strength you need to cope during this most difficult time. (Philippians 4:13)

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