Twila Joan Posey-Swenson, 80, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died March 25, 2018, after suffering a stroke.
She was born to the late Samuel and Erna Schwindt, February 16, 1938, in Jordan,Montana. Twila graduated from Garfield County High School in 1956 and earned her piano instructor accreditation from Northwestern Conservatory of Music, where she studied classical piano for over a decade under the tutelage of Esther C. Benson.
She married the late Gary L. Posey in 1957, and they lived together in Waynesville, MO. and Kirkland,WA., before relocating to Miles City, MT in 1964. She was widowed in 1973. In 1988 she married the late Carroll Swenson, of Miles City. Sharing Carroll’s family was a precious part of her life.
Twila was passionate about teaching piano, believing it refined one’s character; not only through the lifelong satisfaction of being able to play, but also through the benefits that come from the development and use of an orderly mind. After 15 years of teaching, she would often have an ordinary day in Miles City transformed to a joyous one when she happened to encounter a former student. Twila was a lifelong Christian with a deep and unwavering faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. She was fascinated with the people, animals and landscapes of his creation.
Twila was preceded by her sister, Evon Bollinger and brother, Samuel Schwindt Jr..
Twila is survived by her sister, Marlys Burkett San Antonio,TX; three children, Lyle Posey, Albuquerque, NM; Stacey Galla, Rio Rancho, NM and Shawnna Amerman, Rio Rancho, NM. She also is survived by four grandchildren, Sherman Galla, Chicago, IL and Shena Galla, Castle Rock, CO, Aaron Posey, Albuquerque, NM and Amanda Posey, Tuscon, AZ; and her great grandson Jasper Sandoval, Castle Rock, CO .
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Eastern Montana Industries
805 S Haynes Ave, Miles City, MT 59301.