Charlotte Louise Cadwell
April 12, 1928 - May 12, 2020

Sadly, due to current COVID-19 socia distancing practices, private family graveside services for Charlotte Louise Cadwell, 92, of Chamberlain, SD, will be held at Riverview Cemetery of Chamberlain, SD.
Public visitation with rotational limiting of ten people will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD.
Charlotte Louise Cadwell passed into Jesus’ arms on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at her home in Chamberlain, SD.
Charlotte Louise Cadwell was born April 12, 1928, at Storla, SD, to Hanley and Agnes (Thompson) Scott.
She attended country school and later graduated from Letcher High School of Letcher, SD, in 1946. She attended Augustana College of Sioux Falls, SD, graduating with four majors in 1950. She began her teaching career at Mitchell High School of Mitchell, SD, for one semester and then transferred to Chamberlain High School of Chamberlain, SD, where she taught English, Spanish and coached oral interpretation.
She met her future husband, Darrel Cadwell while teaching in Chamberlain, SD. They were married on November 10, 1956.
Charlotte and Darrel had a passion for baseball, and were instrumental in bringing the Basin League Amateur Baseball teams to the area.
They both taught at Chamberlain High School until Darrel retired in 1979 and Charlotte continued until her retirement from school in 1989.
Together, they owned C & D Self Service gas station in Oacoma, SD, and later purchased the American Creek Marina in Chamberlain, SD, which they operated for many years. You could always stop by the Marina for her
famous caramel rolls or her sour cream raisin or green apple pie, always served with a smile.
Charlotte served as the organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Chamberlain, SD, for over 50 years and provided her talents to the local nursing home and countless weddings and funerals in the community.
In retirement, she could also be found working at McDonald’s as a greeter, seeing many friends come through who had frequented the Marina.
She had a wonderful coffee group there that she treasured deeply.
Charlotte was an active 50-year member of P.E.O. Chapter AA and a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chamberlain, SD.
She was loved by many and was a true servant and friend.
Many people knew her as teacher, friend, musician or the “Lady From The Marina.” It is impossible to count the number of lives she has touched.
We were so fortunate to know her as Mom, Grandma, aunt, cousin and Scotty (as Darrel always called her).
She has made her way to rejoin family and fly with the angels in heaven.
Charlotte lived and walked this life. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She is missed but she has made the journey and is waiting for us to join her. Well done, good and faithful servant!
She inspired us all to be better people.
Her favorite saying was “God works in mysterious ways.”
Her favorite Bible verse was Jeremiah 29:11, “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.”
Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter, Kim Dougherty and husband, Todd of Chamberlain, SD; grandchildren, Scott Dougherty and Michaelah and great grandson, Raiden of Chamberlain, SD, Sean
Dougherty and Brook of Simpsonville, SC, and great grandsons, Cameron, Zane, Lyfe and twins, Parker and Paxton; granddaughter, Janae Dougherty of Roseville, MN; so many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends from all over the country and the world, all of whom she treasured dearly and her many co-workers, former students and friends from the community who were all so important in her life. She always made you feel like the important one.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrel Cadwell; her parents, Hanley and Agnes Scott; a sister, LaVera Reeves-Knox and very special sis-ters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, will be in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Kim Dougherty, 301 South Alcott Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325. All memorials will be used to create a scholarship fund in Charlotte’s name at Chamberlain High School, where she served so many for several years.

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