Mary Louise Chadwell
West Des Moines
Mary Louise Chadwell, 88, died July 14, 2013, at Fountain West Health Center in West Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be private.
Mary was born on January 25, 1925, in Rockwell, IA to Arthur and Helene (Hinrichs) Jackson. She graduated from Rockwell High School and trained at Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, to become a school teacher
. Mary moved in 1962 to Los Angeles, CA and worked there as an accountant until she returned to Des Moines in 1979. She retired in 1990.
Mary was a loving mother and grandmother. She was active in her church and charities. Mary was always surrounded by friends. She enjoyed reading, big band music, crossword puzzles and good food. Mary had an independent and friendly mind.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Bob) van Es; grandchildren, Michael (Laura) van Es, Tessel (Arvind Rao) van Es; great-grandchildren, Julie and Sabine van Es and Julius Rao; her brother, Gordon (Sandy) Jackson; and nieces and nephews, Barbara Lemons, Bob and Brett Jackson, Susan Wilmore, Jalond Rawson and Bradley Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Raymond Jackson.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the Fountain West staff for their compassionate care of Mary.