Barbara J. Swope

Barbara J. Swope, 66, Altoona, died Tuesday at her residence.

She was born in Ebensburg, daughter of the late Russell and Josephine (Rudolph) Swope.

Surviving are an aunt, Patty Swope; and numerous cousins.

Barbara was a 1964 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. She was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1964-68, and she retired from the administrative offices of the Van Zandt VA Medical Center. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Secular Franciscan Order.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held Sunday evening. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church by Father Michael Becker. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.