Carrol Switzer

Obituary of Carrol Switzer

Carrol “Jan” Switzer, 74, passed away on the 12th of November, 2020 at his home, in Tucson, Arizona. He was born on December 3, 1945 in Clovis, New Mexico to his father Vannie  and Shelley (Plumlee) Switzer.


Jan grew up in Pima, Arizona and graduated from Pima High School in 1963 . After high school he:

  • Drafted into the United States Army to fight in Vietnam
  • Attended courses at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona
  • Began work for AT&T as a lineman where he worked for 25 years. After retiring from the phone company, he went to work for the Pima County Fair.

Jan married Marva Lou Norton in Safford, Arizona. They were happily married until her death in 1962. He was then married to Karen Smith for 27 years during which time they had a son, Jason Eric Switzer. He was a member of AmVets, VFW, the Moose Lodge.


Jan is survived by his son Jason Eric Switzer of Orlando, Florida; his brother Gale, (Timalie) Switzer of Central, Arizona; his grandchildren Mikayla Switzer, and Jacoby Switzer; and his nieces and nephews and other relatives.


Burial will be at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana, Arizona on November 17, 2020.

Due to Covid-19 floral arrangements are not allowed and the burial is limited to a maximum of 10 people

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Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana
15950 North Luckett Road
Marana, Arizona, United States
(520) 638-4869
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