Jay E. Swartwelter
Jay E. Swartwelter
  • April 29, 1939 - March 1, 2017
  • Erie, Colorado

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Dr. Jay Swartzwelter, 77, of Boulder, Colorado, passed into glory on March 1st, 2017 with his family by his side. He was the son of Hilda and Raymond Swartzwelter of Richland, IA. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Diana, and his sisters Cleo, Mary Ann, Martha and Susan, as well as his four children Kathy (Brad), Laura, Brad (Barbara) and Paula (Andreas), 13 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Jay graduated from the University of Iowa School of Dentistry in 1964. He served 2 years in the US Air Force in Denver, Colorado before starting his dental practice in Boulder in 1966 where he practiced dentistry for over 50 years. Besides his work, he was a consummate dry (and nymph) fly fisherman and a skilled craftsman woodworker.
Jay's primary passion was serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a Kindergarten Sunday School teacher as well as an Elder at Calvary Bible Church. He and Diana also went on annual medical mission trips to the Amazon River people of Brazil for over 10 years.
Funeral arrangements will be through Crist Mortuary in Boulder. A Celebration of Dr. Jay's life will be held at Calvary Bible Church on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Calvary Bible Church/Boulder Refresh(http://www.calvarybible.com/boulderrefresh), which will provide updated classroom space for the students that Dr. Jay so enjoyed teaching. Arrangements under the direction of Crist Mortuary, Boulder, CO.