Callaway, Roy D. – Obituary

Last Updated on October 18, 2011 by

Keating, Baker County, Oregon

Roy D. Callaway, 84, Keating Star Route, an employee of the Oregon Lumber Co. in Baker for more than four decades, died Saturday, August 14, 1982, at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Ralph Holcomb of the First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Calloway was born may 13, 1898 in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of George and Mary Jane Allen Callaway. He moved as a young man to Baker County, where he and his family homesteaded in the Elk Creek area. He later went to work at the Oregon Lumber Company, where he was employed for 43 years. He had been retired for many years.

Mr. Calloway married Ora Burris in Baker in 1927.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Calloway of Baker and Robert Calloway of Pilot Rock; four daughter, Dorothy Phillips, Roberta Graves, and Shirley Gwilliam, all of Baker, and Fern Wheeler of La Grande; 21 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ora, in 1955 and by a son, Ronald, in 1971, and two brothers and two sisters.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Portland through Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel.

Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 16, 1982, page 2
Contributed by: Sue Wells



White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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