Hope MacLeod Hyde Swan  
SWAN, Hope MacLeod Hyde peacefully passed away on October 17, 2004, at the age of 88 and leaves a huge legacy. Hope was blessed with a life of selfless volunteering and enthusiastic living and loved to play and try almost anything--an often-quoted motto on many a long walk was "It is better to wear out than to rust out." Imagine her bungee jumping at the age of 70. Her essence was to pass along to others goodness that was shown to her. Hope was a longtime member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento. She was the Sacramento area's oldest runner, earning All-American status in the Master's Track & Field, and an invaluable part of Swan Brother's Circus.  She is survived by all of her children: Carolyn Hyde Swan, George Davis Swan, Jr., Richard Hardy Swan, Roberta MacLeod Holmen, Andrew Peter Swan, Michael Norman Swan, Deborah Hardy Swan, and their families. Preceded in death by her father Royal Wilkins Hyde, mother Norma MacLeod Anderson Hyde, husband George Davis Swan, brother Alister "Bud" Norman Dougald Hyde and sister Norma MacLeod Gilbert. A private service celebrating her life was held at San Francisco National Cemetery, Presidio, San Francisco, California.  Memorial donations may be made in Hope's name to a Hospice of choice. Her family and friends will continue to smile when recalling her singing "I'm forever blowing bubbles....."
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 11/17/2004.