Lana Leeds Swanson


Age: 63


Summary: music teacher who was among 32 survivors of the deadly 1966 University of Texas Tower shooting rampage when sniper Charles Whitman sprayed the campus with bullets from the observation deck of the 32-story administration building, killing 14 people but the then-21-year-old Lana Phillips was wounded in the shoulder, who became a theatrical musical director and instructor, training young singers, actors, and musicians to professional standards, and organized several children's stage productions and annual Christmas shows for senior citizens.



Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer


Born: July 23, 1945


Died: February 15, 2009


Location: Austin, Texas