Vera Swan Paddock

May 30, 1919 ~ October 19, 2019 (age 100)


Vera Swan Paddock passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home early on Saturday morning, October 19, 2019. She was 100 years old. Vera was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Paddock. Mother of Dr. Carter Paddock (Edel) and Debbie Paddock. Grandmother of Dr. Ryan Paddock, Dr. Adam Paddock (Amy), and Jeff Paddock (Christin). Great-grandmother of Ella, Quinn, Owen, Brennan, and Liam Paddock.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents Annie Sweeny Swan and Toby Swan Sr. as well as her siblings Toby Swan Jr., Philip Swan, Teddy Swan, Ernestine Saucier, Loretta Maitre, “Sister” Milliet, and Vivian Huber. Losing her husband Clarence, the love of her life, at age 55, was devastating to Vera.

Vera was a native of New Orleans who married and had her two children in the city. As the children grew, Vera and Clarence moved to Arabi, LA. Vera was a longtime resident of Arabi and experienced the wrath of Hurricanes Betsy and Katrina. Most recently, Vera has lived in Kenner, LA for 9 years.

Vera’s love for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was immense. She enjoyed spending time with them. Also she loved being with her sisters and nieces. A favorite memory of Vera’s was her trip to Las Vegas with two sisters (“Sister” and Vivian), two nieces (Lorraine and Laurie) and her daughter Debbie. Vera also traveled frequently with Debbie within the United States and Canada.

Vera always looked on the bright side of life. She did not squander time feeling sorry for herself or complaining. Vera had a wonderful outlook and had great faith in God.

During her last days of life, Vera had sitters in her home to assist her. Her family would like to thank them (Ciba, Jackie, Barbara, and Tina) for their ability, compassion, and love.


Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation at JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A Catholic Mass, officiated by the Reverend Father Tony Rigoli, OMI, will follow at 12:15 PM in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery (5190 Canal Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70124). Condolences may be expressed at

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October 30, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

October 30, 2019

12:15 PM
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119


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New Orleans, LA

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