Obituary: Dr. Phyllis Gwendolyn Elizondo Swift, MARCH 20, 1951 – MAY 27, 2020

Dr. Phyllis Swift
Posted: Jun. 5, 2020 4:35 pm

Dr. Phyllis Gwendolyn Elizondo Swift, age 69, of St. George, Utah, died suddenly on May 27, 2020. She was born on March 20, 1951, in La Oroya, Peru, to Peggy and Joseph Elizondo.
She is survived by her husband, Edson E. Swift; children, Marcus Caldwell, Paul Caldwell, Stephanie Minderhoud, Jeff Swift and Ryan Swift; 10 grandchildren; brother, Brian Elizondo; and sister, Susan Elizondo Wagner.
Phyllis, a devout Catholic, lived her life according to the words of Mother Teresa, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
The family wishes you memorialize Phyllis by making donations to Dixie State University’s new Nursing Department, Dr. Phyllis Swift Scholarship, in one of the following ways: 1. Mail a check made out to Dixie State University, 225 S. University Avenue, St. George, UT 84770, indicating you would like to donate to the Dr. Phyllis Swift Scholarship. 2. Visit
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the St. George Catholic Church, 259 West 200 North, St. George, Utah.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit our website at for condolences, complete obituary, and funeral listings.


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