Callow, Barbara Jean Twohig Mrs. – Obituary

Barbara Jean Twohig Callow, 73, of Baker City, died Oct. 6, 2007, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Father Julian Cassar of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service at the Baker Elks Lodge, 1896 Second St.

She was born Nov. 6, 1933, at Boston to Joseph and Grace Twohig. She was the middle of nine children. The Twohigs moved to Southern California in 1946.

Barbara married Bill Callow on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1953. In 1962, they packed up their five kids and moved to northern California, settling in Cupertino. The family had countless adventures; many shared with Barbara’s sister, Ruth, and her husband, Jerry, and their six kids.

Barbara spoke many times of the camping trips they would take together and the looks they would get with two parents in front, 11 kids in the middle, and two parents in back on long hiking trips at Portola and Big Basin state parks.

Barbara worked for the Santa Clara County School District as a baker in the school’s cafeterias for many years while her kids were in school, so she was home for holidays and summers.

After retirement, they moved to Baker City in 1990. Many years of happiness were spent here in this beautiful community that she loved so much, her family said. Taking her grandchildren on trips was something she truly enjoyed.

She also loved to gamble. She was so excited when Wildhorse Gaming Casino was built, and they wouldn’t have to venture so far. There was never a question of how she would spend her birthday, or her and Bill’s anniversary.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Callow of Baker City; sons, Bill Callow Jr. of San Mateo, Calif., Patrick Callow and his wife, Vena, of Baker City and Kevin Callow and his wife, Jan, of White Salmon, Wash.; a daughter, Michelle Paoletti, and her husband, Eric, of Baker City; grandchildren, Brandon Jackson of Ravina, Mich., Meagan Paoletti of Baker City, Aharon, Jegar, and Neal LaGrander of White Salmon, Wash.; brothers, Jim, Gerard, and Joseph Twohig; sisters Grace Barrass, Ruth and her husband, Jerry Fisher, Kay Klure and Joan and her husband, Corey Schouten; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Grace Twohig; daughter, Kate Jackson; brother, Neal Twohig; and niece, Jeri Fisher.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Elizabeth Health Care Foundation through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 11, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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

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