, passed away in the comfort of her home in Tampa, FL. on July 29, 2020.
Lenda’s predeceased family was her father Melvin Mutter, mother Rosie Mutter, brothers; Willard Hilton, Jimmy Mutter and Timmy Wayne Mutter, sisters; Shirley Hilton Jenkins and Emily Hilton Lilly. Lenda is survived by her loving husband Doug Swanson of over 15 years. A sister Shelby Hilton Cole, brothers; David Hilton, Melvin Lee Mutter and Buddy Carson Mutter, sons; Zachary Buendia and Matt Buendia, step daughter Melinda Jessica Pichardo and 4 grandchildren. Lenda loved her family and life being a wife, mother and grandmother.
Lenda was born near Waverly, Ohio. She moved to Tampa years later where she met Doug and was a hardworking, loyal employee at Aetna Insurance for 38 years. Lenda loved being with Doug. They were always side by side whether it was camping, boating, fishing, going to garage sales or working on projects. Lenda loved her cats and dogs. She loved to entertain and be around people. Everyone that met Lenda knew they found a lifetime friend. She always found the best in everyone and was the first to lend a helping hand to those in need.
There aren’t words to express Lenda’s pure heart. All of us would have done anything to keep her here with us, but we know she is our angel watching over us. We will forever miss her genuine soul. May our beautiful friend’s soul Rest in Peace. Lenda’s Celebration of Life will take place in the near future at their home. Updates will be posted on Facebook at Doug’s page and tag Lenda’s page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to https://humanesocietytampa.org/