Swanstrom had a love of life that was clearly genuine. She had
a way of seeing the positive in the most negative situations.
People were the most important part of her life. She loved her
friends very much and she loved her son, Sierra Colt, more than
Bobbie spent much of her life traveling. She saw
many different places and met many different people. She spent
a lot of time in Washington and Montana. She ended up in Minnesota
from where she had originated. She always had a desire to explore
new places and do new things.
One thing that Bobbie loved as much as the people
in her life was music. She was a musician and played with many
different people and music groups. Music was a gift that Bobbie
was always giving. She would play a song on her guitar for anyone
who wanted to listen. She would sing a few lyrics from a song
at any time, especially if someone wanted to sing with her.
Bobbie's life was very full. She lived each day
as if it were her last. One of Bobbie's final wishes was to have
her ashes sent into space. With help from Celestis, Inc., this
dream and final journey has come true.
Carpe diem: enjoyment of the present without
concern for the future.
Do not stand at my grave and weep - I
am not there I do not sleep - I am a thousand winds that blow
- I am the diamond glints on snow - I am the sunlight on ripened
grain - I am the gentle autumn's raw - when you awaken in the
morning's hush - I am the swift uplifting rush - Of quiet birds
in circled flight - I am starshine through the night - Do not
stand at my grave and cry - I am not there I did not die.