In loving memory of Emily Brookie Condie Swallow, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, who passed away on July 13, 2017. She was 88 years old. She was married to Grover Swallow, together they had 10 children. She lived a life fully committed to her beliefs and strived to do what the Lord asked of her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Emily Brookie was born on March 11, 1929 in Logan, Utah to Marion Asher Condie and Lillie Alice Ivie. She was raised on a ranch in Carey, Idaho during the Great Depression. Her World War I Veteran father died of cancer in 1939, leaving her mother with seven children to raise alone. Brookie was 10 years old.
Brookie graduated from Twin Falls High School after World War II. She then graduated in 1950 from Idaho State University with high honors in a pharmacy class of 200 GIs and three women. She and Grover, also a pharmacy student, were married in the Manti Temple, September 7, 1948. They lived in Pocatello, Idaho; Smithfield, Utah; Montpelier, Idaho; Pioche, Nevada; Panaca, Nevada; Orem, Utah; Provo, Utah and retired back in Panaca. Recently she moved to Chillicothe, Missouri.
Brookie and Grover owned four pharmacies, of which Brookie worked as a pharmacist as well as the secretary and accountant. She was president of the Lincoln County School Board for 10 years. She was always very involved with many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She particularly loved teaching Gospel Doctrine.
As the mother of 10 children, she raised them to work hard and to love reading and learning. She also taught them the gospel and to love the Lord. She was a very talented artist; her home was adorned with many of her art pieces. She was a seamstress and sewed many costumes, outfits, and bridesmaid dresses. She was a talented violinist and played solos for many events. She also played in the Idaho State Symphony. Brookie always had a strong interest in genealogy and American history. After retiring, she spent 17 years researching and writing four volumes combining her genealogy with American History. The books are titled, Broad are the Branches – An American Saga. She hoped her efforts would be a gift of learning to her descendants, as well as others who could learn from her research.
Preceded in death by her husband, Grover Swallow; her parents, Marion Asher Condie and Lillie Alice Ivie; her brother; Marion Condie (Connie) (Sue, surviving), her sisters; Ivie Babbel (Byron), Lillie Clay (Bill), CeCelia Wilson (Wayne, surviving), and her granddaughter, Heather Probst.
Survived by: Her Children: Tom Swallow, Dana Hill (Mike), Brookie Cay Swallow, Vanda Haynes (Hyrum), Roxanne Probst (Marc), Bruce Swallow (Cindy), Emily Muse (Derek), Dorcas Rushton (Troy), Grover Swallow (Amber), Dianna Hall (Dale); 46 Grandchildren, 42 Great-grandchildren with one on the way and her first Great-Great-Grandchild due soon; her brother James Condie (Marilyn, deceased) (Jerry) and her sister Adelia Rile (Joseph, deceased).
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Panaca, Nevada LDS Church. A viewing will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the church. Interment will be in the Panaca Cemetery under the direction of Southern Nevada Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.snmortuary.com