Charles W. Swallow
...RAPID CITY - Charles W. Swallow, 71, of Rapid City, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.He
was born June 30, 1930, at Oelrichs, S.D., to Charles Swallow
and Zoe Monroe Swallow.He
grew up and attended school in Pine Ridge, S.D.He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and traveled around the world on a goodwill tour.
On July 25, 1952, he
married Gladys Gray Day and together they raised two children.Charles worked for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board as a bank examiner in Denver, Colo., where he was the only Indian Bank Examiner in the United States.
accepted the position of Area Supervisory Investment Company
Examiner for the Small Business Administration in San Francisco, Calif.In 1970 he relocated to Washington, D.C. where he worked as the Division Chief for Finance and Credit for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.He retired from the U.S. Government in 1973 and accepted a position with the American Indian National Bank in Washington, D.C., where he later became their President and CEO.
Seven years later, Charles
retired to Phoenix, Ariz.He
wife were avid golfers and he
won many golfing tournaments in Arizona and North and South Dakota, including the Cave Creek Men's Club Senior Club Championship in Arizona in 1992 and two Hole-in-One trophies.He
was preceded in death by his
parents and wife.Charles
will be greatly missed by his
family and friends.Survivors include his
sisters, Berniece Swallow Stone of Pine Ridge, S.D., and Marie Scherer of Monrovia, Calif.; his
brothers, Woodrow "Babe" Swallow of Houston, Texas, and James Swallow of Green Briar, Ark.; his
son, Michael T. Swallow of Bismarck, N.D., and daughter Adrienne Swallow of Sedona, Ariz.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, at Behrens Funeral Home.A graveside service will be held at Holy Rosary Mission, Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, S.D.
, on Monday, January 28, 2002, at 11 a.m.