Merle D. Swanzy, 97, of Vidor died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 5,  at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with graveside services held on Sunday, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center. 

A native of Shelby County, she has lived in Vidor since 1996, and was a retired secretary. 

Merle was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Swanzy; parents, Mac and Maggie Daw; and brother, James P. Daw.
She is survived by her daughters, Janet Bowman of Vidor, Judy Bucsanyi of Bastrop, and Jerri Stovall of Beaumont; one nephew and four nieces.