Dakota S. Swan, passed away on May 4, 2018

Dakota Springs Swan, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend died unexpectedly on May 4, 2018, at the young age of 27.  Dakota was admitted to Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital the day before and while recovering from a routine gallbladder surgery, he suffered a blood clot.  
Cremation has taken place and ashes placed with his brother in Sunset Lawns Cemetery, El Dorado.
dakota was a life long resident of El Dorado.  He had bright blue eyes, a welcoming smile, and a contagious and bellowing laugh that could brighten anyone’s day.  He was the happiest and most care free person you could meet.  Everyone who knew him could attest to the fact that he was simply a likeable guy, even the sun seemed to shine a little brighter for him.
Although Dakota had less than an average life span, he did not live a less than average life.  He traveled when he wanted to travel, saw the concerts he wanted to see, learned what he wanted to learn, and loved what he wanted to love.  He laughed often and smiled more.  His presence will be sorely missed.
He was predeceased by his father, Craig “Shorty” Ades, and older brother, Scott Thompson.
He is survived and celebrated by: his mother and stepfather, Janice and Larry Hoshaw; older sister, Micah Swan; cousin, Devan Mitchell; numerous loving friends; and his faithful cat Lawrence.
Anyone who knew Dakota knows that he was a Mama’s Boy and avid gamer, a diligent YouTube watcher, and a Freddy Mercury super fan.  His friends say if you listen hard enough to any Queen song, you can hear Dakota, eyes closed and head titled back, belting the lyrics with a mile wide grin.
Dakota was kind, a hard worker, faithful and loyal, funny and generous, simple and sweet.  His family and friends will forever remember him with his simple toast, “To the ones we’ve loved and the ones we’ve lost.”  Until we see you again, rest in peace, Kool Breeze.