I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. – 2nd Timothy 4:7
Mary Catherine Swiers entered eternity on March 19, 2018. She was 33. Though the agony of losing her is profound, our hearts sing when we picture her free from pain, in the presence of the Lord she loved so much.
Mary was born on October 19, 1984 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Marcia (Merz) and Timothy Indrecc. She lived in Colorado Springs for 27 years. She attended Wasson High School and worked at Cramer Chiropractic and Creative Tan; she cherished the relationships that came from her small business connections.
She began the journey of a lifetime in 2009 when she and her best friend and biggest supporter, Travis Swiers, joined together in marriage and set out on their walk through the world. Though that path would lead through some dark and difficult places, every step together was an adventure and a delight.
Mary loved her life; she took joy from the happiness of others and found her deepest contentment in the presence of her beloveds. She adored her nieces and nephew and her dog Bubba and kitty Zoey, loved to hike and camp with Travis, enjoyed crocheting and playing games, volunteered at Penrose Main in the Infusion Center, and was a huge Harry Potter fan. Her time here was achingly brief, but she filled it with wonderful things.
Words to describe our precious Mary fall short; our hearts break for those who will never see her smile or feel her kindness. We were so lucky to have witnessed her bravery and to have known her intelligence and inquisitiveness, her selflessness, her delightfully goofy sense of humor and ready laugh, the way her deep love of Jesus shone through everything she did. She loved all people; to have met her was to have felt that love, if only for a short time.
No one who knew Mary will ever forget the way her radiant, gentle spirit filled the room or how fully present she was in each moment and each interaction. Her humor, her gratitude, her strength, courage and determination, the beauty of her soul and her willingness to face life on its terms humbly, without bitterness, were a master class in how to live in God’s grace and the serenity of faith.
Dearest Mary, you were the BEST wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. We will miss you always. ‘The Fantastic Four’ are only three now, but we know that we will never be truly separated, and that an eternity of laughter and love awaits us. We can’t wait to hear your sweet voice again. Our next fajita night is going to be amazing.
Mary is survived by her husband, Travis; her parents, Tim and Marcia Indrecc; her grandfather Emil Indrecc; her second mom Suanne Lewellyn; her sister and brother-in-law Emily and John Osburn; her nieces Harper Shalom Ivy and Evangeline Kindle Mary (named after Mary); her nephew Phinehas Jude Ignatius; and her dog and cat, Bubba and Zoey.
There are so many people to thank for their kindness and care through this difficult time: Gina Biondi; Mary Wolfe; Dr. Pikaart; Dr. Corr; Alyce; Melony; Monica Beascochea – and, above all, her caregiver and #1 fan, Travis.
Gone before to prepare the way was her dear friend Crystal Elaine Shackelton.
A Funeral Service celebrating the blessing that was her life will be held at 1:00pm Saturday at Return to Nature Chapel West, 11 N. 22nd St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Family and friends are welcome to be with her just before the service, from 12:00pm -1:00pm at the Chapel.
No flower could ever be as beautiful as Mary; instead, please consider helping her family with the expenses surrounding her illness and passing: www.gofundme.com/maryswiers
Services are under the direction of Return to Nature Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado www.returntonaturecolorado.com