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SWORDS, Bryan Keith
SWORDS, Bryan Keith Born Aug. 17, 1960, in Lancaster to parents Keith and Cathy Swords. Passed away July 11, 2012, in Lancaster. 1978, graduate of Quartz Hill High School where he participated in band and the swim team. He was active in QH 4-H Club. Bryan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Cal State Sacramento in 1984. He married Jackie Riley Dec. 29, 1984. Bryan is survived by his parents, his wife of 28 years, two sons, Wesley 21, and Riley 16 Also survived by brother, Bruce (Diane) of Greensboro, N.C., sister, Denise Suttner (Bill) of San Diego, nephews Clayton, Lincoln, Cody, William, and Ki and nieces, Lauren and Sarah. Bryan is also survived by his in-laws, Gary and Susie Riley, brother-in-law Larry Riley (Dana) and sister-in-law Jennifer Weinberg. His 27 year career with Lockheed- Martin was highlighted with the last 10 years serving as Chief Engineer on the U-2 surveillance air plane. He was also Chief Engineer on the F-117. Bryan coached youth soccer (AYSO), little league baseball, sang in the Lancaster United Methodist Church Choir and had a passion for water skiing. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 5 p.m., at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave J, 942-0419. Arrangements entrusted to Halley Olsen Murphy Lancaster, Calif.

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