Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Hampton Cemetery in Hampton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to MMSC Foundation in care of OB Department. For condolences or questions please visit; www.mitchellfh.com. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Delores and her family.
Delores Mae Colby was born on March 16, 1933, in Hampton; she was the daughter of Harold and Emma Mae (Jackson) Colby, after her mother passed away Harold remarried Barbie and she was a very important part of Delores life. She attended school in the Hampton School District graduating with the class of 1951. Delores then went on and furthered her education and became a Registered Nurse and worked at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center in the OB labor and delivery department for 35 years retiring in 1995.
On July 3, 1954, Delores was united in marriage to Robert Swanson. Delores had been a member of First Baptist Church in Marshalltown, where she was involved in many areas of the church, Choir, Deaconess, funeral lunches and Marshalltown Lioness, in which she had just received a Lifetime Membership Award. Delores always loved the babies, whether it be her own or those she helped deliver, she loved to camp and fish and always liked to travel.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Barbara (Mark) Peterson, of Ames, Steven (Becky) Swanson, of Cass Lake Minn., David (Diana) Swanson, of Marshalltown, and Karen (Bobby) Hall, of Oceanside, Calif.; her grandchildren: Michael (Maggie Gentle) Peterson, Melissa (Graham Fuller) Roberts, Amy (Ryan) Brown, Joshua (Dustin Ross) Swanson, Brent (Melissa) Swanson and Alexander Hall and great-grandchildren: Jakob Peterson, Ethan, Dylan and Peyton Roberts, Gabriel Fuller and Paige and Zachary Brown.
In death Delores rejoins her parents, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.