On Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Helen Louise Swaim, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at the age of 89 at her home in Stanton.
Louise was born Jan. 14, 1933 in Drakesville, Iowa to Glen and Kathryn (Jaeger) Townsend. She was raised on a farm in Iowa as the second youngest of 7 siblings. On Jan. 21, 1950 she married Ernest Dean Swaim. Together they raised five children: Linda, Peggy, Greg, Ron and Mark.
Louise was passionate about her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She showed this love through serving in ministries at her church, Garden Grove Friends, since 1960. Louise taught Sunday school classes for many years, majority working with the 4- and 5-year olds. She also shared the love of Jesus to those less fortunate by serving faithfully at Real Help ministry. While cooking hot meals and preparing food bags to give to those in need, she would serve and love on others with a huge smile on her face.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband Ernie and son Greg. She is survived by her four children: Linda (Mike), Peggy (Carl), Ron (Sharon) and Mark (Shelly), six grandchildren: Renee (Shawn), Chad (Shannon), Heather (Andrew), Cortnee (Chris), Jonathon (Kelsey) and Cameron, and 11 great grandchildren: Kailee, Coralee, Tanner, Ava, Vera, Calla, Ezra, Adalee, Alec, Colby and Garret.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 at the Lambertian Ministry Center located at 12211 Magnolia St., Garden Grove, (formerly Garden Grove Friends Church) at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for non-perishable food items to be brought as they will be donated to a local food bank. A memorial fund has been set up with Community Action Partnership Orange County where monetary donations to the local food bank can be made in honor/memory of Louise Swaim.