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Mourners Remember Cascia Hall Grad Killed In Grand Lake Boat Crash

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Rachel Swetnam died in a boating accident on Grand Lake on Tuesday. Rachel Swetnam died in a boating accident on Grand Lake on Tuesday.
On Saturday, hundreds gathered at Tulsa's Christ the King Church to say their final goodbyes. On Saturday, hundreds gathered at Tulsa's Christ the King Church to say their final goodbyes.
Swetnam was Miss Teen Oklahoma in 2010 and had a background in modeling. Swetnam was Miss Teen Oklahoma in 2010 and had a background in modeling.

Rachel Swetnam died in a boating accident on Grand Lake on Tuesday.

On Saturday, hundreds gathered at Tulsa's Christ the King Church to say their final goodbyes.

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Swetnam had an infectious smile and a personality that was impossible to forget, which is how family and friends remember her.

She graduated from Cascia Hall in 2010, then she went on to study fashion design and Chinese at the University of Arkansas, in the fall she would have started her senior year.

She was Miss Teen Oklahoma in 2010 and had a background in modeling.

But those who knew her well would tell you the beauty on the outside was just the beginning. Swetnam had an even more beautiful soul.

Before her memorial service began, flowers were brought in by the truckload.

And as Christ the King Church Monsignor, Daniel Mueggenborg said, the hundreds of people who showed up to celebrate her life are a testament to the positive influence and memory she leaves behind.

Muggenborg led the service and spoke about Rachel's adventurous spirit.

She was headed to Los Angeles this summer to intern with some well-known fashion designers.

But, he said, the most poignant part of Rachel's life was her deeply-rooted faith, which he said began at a young age. She taught friends the sign of the cross and baptized neighborhood rabbits.

Swetnam collected rosaries, and Muggenborg said her faith in the Lord was so strong that she was sometimes heard saying, "I can't wait to go to Heaven."

And in her obituary, it was written that Swetnam is most certainly wearing her angel wings.

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