Charlotte M.   Swallow
Charlotte M. Swallow

February 25, 1924 - November 10, 2017
Born in Waukee, Iowa
Resided in Waukee, Iowa
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Charlotte Marie Swallow, 93, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017, in Altoona. Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, at Waukee Christian Church, with burial to follow at Waukee Cemetery.

Charlotte was born February 25, 1924, in Waukee, Iowa, to George and Vera (Nash) Jones, Sr. She graduated from Waukee High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Drake University. She married Wesley Swallow on August 20, 1946, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They made their home in Waukee where they raised three children, Jean, Jane and Wes, Jr.

Charlotte taught at Mapleton, DeSoto, Van Meter, Waukee and retired from Western Hills Elementary School in West Des Moines after 35 years of teaching. She was a member of Waukee Christian Church and Auxillary, American Legion Women's Auxillary, and Retired Teachers Association.

Charlotte enjoyed traveling (visiting every state in the U.S.), ceramics with her friends, and bird watching. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Charlotte is survived by her, two daughters, Jane (Dennis) Ault of Bondurant, and Jean Swallow of Altoona; daughter-in-law, Sandy Swallow of Urbandale; five grandchildren, Greg (Angie) Ault, Denise (Paul) Prohaski, Melinda (Nick) Cataldo, Allison (Tim) Smith and Autumn (Matt) Parrino; 13 great-grandchildren, Scott, Macie, Brooke and Quinn Ault, Cameron Young, Abbi, Grace and Julianna Cataldo, Payton, Pryce and Perri Smith, and Dominic and Giana Parrino. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, LaVerne Jones and several nieces and nephews. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Wes, Jr., her grandson, Jason Ault; and her siblings, Vinson, Russell, George, Jr., Harry Jones and Catherine Reed.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at Waukee Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a memorial at Waukee Christian Church to be determined later. Online condolences will be welcomed at


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Waukee Christian Church
2907 T. Avenue
Waukee, IA 50263
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Funeral Service
Waukee Christian Church
2907 T. Avenue
Waukee, IA 50263
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:00 AM
Waukee Cemetery
6th St., South of Triangle 1 Mile
Waukee, IA US 50263
Wednesday, November 15, 2017


TO THE FAMILY c/o Brandt Funeral Home
PO Box 159
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
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