Shirley Holybee Callaway, longtime resident of Paonia, died following a long illness Oct. 14, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Kingman, Ariz. She was 80.
She was born on June 26, 1932, in Hotchkiss, to Oscar and Leatha (Cordray-O'Rell) Holybee. She lived and attended school in Paonia and moved to Denver after graduation.
She married Roland "Cal" Callaway Jr., an airman in the U.S. Air Force, on Oct. 15, 1951, in Raton, N.M. They were married 43 years when he died in June 1994.
Mrs. Callaway lived in various places in the United States, Europe and Asia. She enjoyed being a wife and mother, cooking, taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Kingman Christian Church since 1991.
She is survived by her son, Craig Callaway and his wife Heather of Farmington, N.M.; her daughter, Christine Callaway of Kingman, Ariz.; a brother, John "Dude" Holybee and his wife Gwen of Hotchkiss; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Callaway was preceded in death by four brothers, Bernard Holybee; Glen O'Rell; Oscar Holybee and his wife Shirley; and Dale O'Rell; her sisters, Wanda Delimont and Charlotte Minerich.
A private memorial service was held in Kingman, Ariz. A celebration of life will be held in Paonia on a later date.blog comments powered by Disqus