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American Indians are more than twice as likely as others to have diabetes, and as many as 30 percent have early signs of the disease, according to Charles Swallow, the council's diabetes youth educator.
"Expanding our diabetes education about healthy choices in eating and exercise will help us reach more kids and address the issue early."
also is a golf pro.
excelled at sports while growing up, and recognizes the contrast between his
childhood in South Dakota and the inner-city life of the native youth he
mentors in St. Paul, where many young people aren't as active.
Rapid City Journal: Obituaries Column
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.