Christa Swan

Obituary of Christa Millhouse Bax Swan

It is with great sadness that we are sharing that Christa Millhouse Bax Swan has left us and is now free of pain at last.


Christa began her journey in West Virginia where she was a vivacious young lady determined "to do something" with her life. She was able to graduate from high school at 16. She continued her education acquiring various degrees, B.S., M.A. in Counseling and Guidance, Social Sciences, and English at West Virginia University. She traveled to Florida and gained knowledge for her future with Energy West/dba Fuel West. In 1986 Christa was a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business and was elected as one of Idaho's sixteen delegates and the only woman delegate from the state.


For a span of 36 years, John E. Carey was a faithful employee. In the later years, he was also a friend and caretaker. He was her "go-to" guy and continues to be so.


Christa will be remembered for her thoughtful generosity toward friends. She will be missed. She loved writing in her journals, reading and the sounds of the waves at her Oregon cottage.


Christa was preceded in death by husband James Swan, mother Philena Grace Millhouse, brother George Stefane {Steve) Millhouse as well as her faithful companions Sally and Jane Lew.


Christa will be joining Jim at the idaho State Veterans Cemetery. There will be no services. In lieu of any gifts, please make donations to the Idaho Humane Society.

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