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“I was one of Mr. Swallow's students. I've had many excellent and memorable teachers, but Mr. Swallow had a profound effect on me. In his classroom...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Klair Kent - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Mr. Swallow was my 5th grade teacher. A nice man who loved to teach, with a good sense of humor even about himself. Even years later I would see...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Porter - Orem, UT

“Roland was the best home teacher we have had. He truly cared for us as people. He took care of or car a couple of times, and I remember the time he...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Georgia Threet - Lehi, UT

“We became acquainted with "Mr. Swallow" when he was a teacher at Cherry Hill Elementary School and taught all 7 of our children through the years. ...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Wayne and Ginger Swensen

“Dear Joann, I always loved it when you came in to Dr. Flick's office or when I ran into you other places. I remember the years when Roland came and...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Flick - Orem

“I will always he as a great nieghbor, A member of the bishopric. I will always remeber how he accepted his illness when I toke care of him in the...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Guymon

“In behalf of me and my family, we give our heartfelt condolences. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Scott Yaeger - Gunnison, UT

“Joanne and family: We are so very sorry to hear of Roland's passing, We pray that you will be comforted in the sacred knowledge that his is happy...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Trudy Thonmpson - Orem, UT

“I remember with fondness the kindness of Brother Swallow. One day in particular, I remember well. __Drew was playing with rolly pollys in the...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Rebecca Lewis (Formerly Becky Armstrong) - UT

“I didn't know Brother Swallow very well, but I know my husband looked up to him as a fill in father. He took Ben places and made him feel special. ...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Malynda Threet - Orem, UT


Roland Swallow
October 26, 1936 – June 26, 2012

Roland Swallow, 75, of Orem died Tuesday, June 26, 2012. He was born October 26, 1936 to Richard M. and Ethel Swallow in Los Angeles, California. He married JoAnn Powell in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Dec. 18, 1961. Roland and JoAnn have 8 children, 32 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Roland was a teacher at Cherry Hill Elementary in Orem.

Roland is survived by his children: Devin, Becky, Ryan, Lani, Ester, Brooke, Bronze, and Dawn; siblings, Tim Swallow, Sharon Smith, Marcia Adams, and Linda Kallery; father: Richard M., and wife, JoAnn Powell Swallow.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel; brothers, Richard B. (Dick), and Sylvan; and grandchildren, Riley Belazo and Brent Covington.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11 am at the Sunset Heights LDS Stake Center, 1260 South 400 West, Orem, UT. Friends and Family may visit the family on Monday, July 2nd, 6-8pm, at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, and Tuesday, July 3rd, 9:30-10:30am, Sunset Heights LDS Stake Center, 1260 South 400 West, Orem, UT prior to the service. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Orem Nursing and Rehab for their loving care of Roland for the past 14 1/2 years.